Lecturer: Venerable Khenpo Jampa Tenphel
Translator: Thubten Jampa
Sunday, October 14th
Time: 1:30- 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members
This Shamatha meditation class is a continuation of the Lam Nga meditation overview class. Venerable Khenpo Jampa will give detailed instruction on Shamatha meditation which involves focusing on a particular object or idea and is very helpful for sharpening concentration skills, suppressing the five obscuring hindrances, and leading to enlightenment. How is Shamatha meditation practiced? Relax you body, calm your mind, then you can see the Buddha nature of you mind and body. Deeper understanding, peace, and mindfulness can result from this 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 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.