Dharma Lecture: Ngorpa and Tsarpa Schools of the Sakya Tradition

Lecturer: Lama Migmar
Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Date: TBD, will be rescheduled
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $25 Members
Prerequisite: None

In this lecture, Lama Migmar will discuss about the Ngorpa and Tsarpa Traditions of the Sakya School. These sects have similar practices and lineages.

Venerable Lama Migmar was born in Kham (eastern Tibet) and studied Dharma at Kyegu Monastery, the largest and oldest Sakya monastery in the Kham region. He trained extensively in both sculpture and painting, and completed many deity retreats. He was the primary disciple of his master Lobsang Thugje from 1987 to 1993; his master created the statues in His Holiness the Dalai Lama's residence in Dharamsala. Lama Migmar's work is featured in Kagyu, Nyingma, and Sakya monasteries throughout Kham; one monastery contains over 100 of his Shitro deity statues. He has lived in India, Nepal and Malaysia, and created extensive artwork in those locations. He came to Sakya Monastery in 2007, and is Sakya Monastery's resident artist. He has recently completed a thangka of the Sakya Lamdre lineage. Currently he is working on other Buddhist paintings and can be commissioned to create thangkas, statues, and deity masks for Buddhist practitioners.

Rigdzin Tingkhye was born in Tibet and has many years of translation experience for senior Tibetan Buddhist lamas and geshes. His well-rooted experience in the east and west, fluency in both languages and their nuances, makes him an accomplished contemporary interpreter with humor. Living in the United States over the past twenty-five years, Rigdzin has sustained his passion for philosophy and everyday loving-kindness through his work as a language teacher, private chef, business owner, and interpreter for distinguished lamas, astrologers and political activists. He follows in the path of his ancestors, yogis of Tash