Instructor: Venerable Khenpo Jampa
Sunday, September 25 at 1:30
Location: Shrine Room
Cost per class: $25 Public, $20 Members
Venerable Khenpo Jampa continues teaching on this important Mahayana text that covers 10 topics such as Refuge, Bodhicitta, the 5 paths and the 10 stages of enlightenment. The classes in this course are designed to build on each other, however, all are welcome to attend, even if prior classes have not been attended.
Class 7: Twelve Links of Dependent Arising
This discourse reflects on how we take rebirth again and again in Samsara under the influence of ignorance through the twelve links. In the courtyard of many of Buddhist monasteries, there are depictions of the twelve links in frescoes. This is also depicted in the Sakya Monastery shrine room.
Venerable Khenpo Jampa Tenphel comes to us from Dzongsar Institute in India, where he was the library director as well as a tutor for many years. He received a Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A.) in Buddhist Philosophy in 2002 and was ordained as an Abbott in 2004. He has received many teachings and initiations from all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma). Many of those teachings and initiations were from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin. He has also received the Lamdre teaching from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. His root lamas are H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Luding Khen Rinpoche, and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. At Sakya Monastery, Khenpo Jampa teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy and also serves as the librarian for the growing collection of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.