Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Sunday, April 7th
Time: 1:30- 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members
As one of the pillars of the Theravadan tradition as well as the Mahayana path, the Four Applications of Mindfulness comprise the foundation of the Buddha’s teachings. Also known as the Four Essential Recollections, these are simple instructions to be mindful of the body, of feelings, of the mind, of the dharmas, and the phenomena of perception. This teaching will be based on Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyāvatāra, or Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. The teaching will be followed by short instructions on how to meditate on the Four Applications of Mindfulness.
Khenpo Jampa Tenphel Rinpoche 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.