Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Sunday, February 24
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members
Kyabje Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro was one of the greatest nonsectarian (Rime) masters in Tibetan history. He was recognized as the action emanation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. He was greatly accomplished with many spiritual attainments and had many highly esteemed disciples from all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. These included the Sakya masters His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, His Holiness Sakya Trizin and Venerable Dezhung Rinpoche. He is one of H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche’s root gurus. Khyentse Rinpoche was also the root guru of Khenpo Jampa’s teacher, Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk Rinpoche, who was the Head Abbot and senior most lama of Dzongsar Institute in India.
Ven. Abbot Khen Rinpoche Jampa comes to us from Dzongsar University in India, where he was the library director and 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), including many from H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche and H.H. Karmapa. At the Virupa Educational Institute, Khen Rinpoche teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy, highest yoga tantra and sutra.