BY SAKYA PANDITA
Instructor: Venerable Khenpo Jampa
Sunday, November 6 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.
Part 8: Sutrayana and Mantrayana
Venerable Khenpo Jampa will explain the distinction between Sutra and Tantra and will describe which Buddhist countries practice Sutrayana primarily and which countries practice both the Sutrayana and Mantrayana.
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.