Sunday, January 29 at 1:30
Location: Shrine Room
Cost per class: $25 Public, $20 Members
This class will give an introduction to Ngondro practice and the importance of refuge and bodhicitta. We go for refuge to the Guru and the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) for protection from the problems and suffering in the world and for spiritual guidance. We also take refuge out of compassion with the motivation of benefitting all sentient beings. In this class, Venerable Khenpo Jampa will explain to us this important step of Ngondro practice.
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.