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By Khenpo Jampa Tenphel Rinpoche
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Translator: Thupten Jampa
In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva practices the six perfections. The perfection of meditation is one of these six. Within the perfection of meditation, the practitioner practices calm abiding and insight meditation (shamatha and vipassana). This course focuses on the examination of one’s mind which is vipassana practice.
Khenpo Jampa Tenphel 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.
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.