Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Tenphel Rinpoche
Translator: Thubten Jampa
Sunday, March 30th
Time: 1:30- 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $25 Members
Prerequisite: Mahakala (Gurgyi Gonpo) Initiation
Each month the Monastery performs the Mahakala Puja on the 29th day of the Tibetan Calendar. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will review the components of our particular Gurgyi Gompo (Protector of the Tent) Mahakala monthly practice such as the different offerings and mudras (symbolic hand gestures).
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.