Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, January 4th (Teaching) and Saturday, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th and March 14th
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $25 Members (Oral Transmission – on January 4); for Practice sessions, donations are welcome.
After one contemplates the common preliminary practices (precious human rebirth, impermanence, law of karma, and the faults of samsara), one can undertake the extraordinary preliminary practices. They include: Refuge with visualization and prostrations, Bodhicitta, Vajrasattva meditation, Mandala offering, and Guru yoga. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will bestow the oral transmission and instruction for these Ngondro practices. The preliminary practices are for removing the two obscurations (emotional afflictions and knowledge defilements).
Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche comes to us from the Dzongsar Insitute in North India, where he taught and served as library director for many years. He received his Degree of Acharya after nine years of study and was graduated as Khenpo in 2004 after thirteen years of study. He spent seventeen years studying with his main teacher, H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk. He has received empowerments from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and from many great masters including H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche, H.H. Karmapa, and H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse. He now teaches intermediate and advanced level classes on Buddhist philosophy, sutra and highest yoga tantra all over the world.