Lecturer: Venerable Khenpo Jampa Tenphel
Translator: Thubten Jampa
Sunday, July 15th
Time: 1:30- 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members
How can we practice the Medicine Buddha meditation for others? The Medicine Buddha represents the ultimate doctor. Doctors and nurses are important representations of the Medicine Buddha but we all can effectively perform the Medicine Buddha practice to help heal.
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 Abbot 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.
Thupten Jampa has been a long time friend and translator at Sakya Monastery. He was a professor of Buddhist philosophy at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi, India. He is an active member of the Tibetan Association of Washington.