Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, September 25
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $45 Public, $30 Members, per talk
Students receive free copy of Three Visions
Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will teach and give a commentary on the Three Visions: Fundamental Teaching of the Sakya Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism by Ngorchen Kunchog Lhundrub. This text is from the 16th century CE and often serves as the preliminary teachings for the Sakya Lamdre (The path with its result). Khenpo Jampa will teach this in a 5 part series spanning winter and spring quarters. He asks that we attend each teaching session before reading the related material in the book. There will be a question and answer session with Khenpo Jampa on Saturday, March 19 and one in spring quarter.
– Instructions on the impure vision
– The instructions on the difficulty of obtaining the prerequisites
– Instruction on the visions and non-virtuous deeds and their results
– The instructions on the vision of experience
– The instructions on the pure vision
Ven. Khen 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 graduated from Dzongsar University with a Ph.D. in philosophy. Following his 13 years of study, he was ordained an Abbott (Khenpo) in 2004 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent seventeen years studying with his main teacher, H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk. He also spent three years of silent retreat in Tibet. 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. He is also the founder and president of Tibetan Education Foundation, as well as the president of the International Association of Non-sectarian Tibetan Religious Traditions (IANTRT) of North America.