Sunday, April 22 at 1:30
Location: Shrine Room
Cost per class: $25 Public, $20 Members
Phowa is the transference of consciousness at the time of death. This class will cover the traditional Tibetan practice that can be performed for others at the time of their death to help release their consciousness and aid them to be able to go to Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land. This practice will be explained in detail based on the Mahayana Bodhisattva practices (Lojong) and Tantrayana practices (Amitabha phowa).
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.