Dharma Lecture: The Accomplishments of Sakya Pandita
Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sundays, January 29th & March 26th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm • Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members per talk
Sakya Pandita, one of the founding fathers of the Sakya Lineage, accomplished many great feats, gave important instructions, and was a Buddhist scholar renowned by all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. His life and accomplishments have been chronicled pictorially in a large set of paintings, which can be seen in the back hall behind the Shrine Room at Sakya Monastery. In this yearlong series, Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will review each of the panels and explain the specific activities depicted, as well as their profound meaning in teaching the Buddhadharma.
Ven. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche comes to us from the Dzongsar Insitute in North India, where he taught and served as library director for many years. He received his Degree of Acharya after nine years of study and graduated from Dzongsar University with a Ph.D. in philosophy. Following his 13 years of study, he was ordained an Abbott (Khenpo) in 2004 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent seventeen years studying with his main teacher, H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk. He also spent three years of silent retreat in Tibet. He has received empowerments from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and from many great masters including H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche, H.H. Karmapa, and H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse. He now teaches intermediate and advanced level classes on Buddhist philosophy, sutra and highest yoga tantra all over the world. He is also the founder and president of Tibetan Education Foundation, as well as the president of the International Association of Non-sectarian Tibetan Religious Traditions (IANTRT) of North America.