By: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, October 15th
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members
Prerequisite: None, please bring a tsok offering*
To register online, please visit: http://conta.cc/2x7Rtml
Guru Rinpoche is the Indian yogi who came to Tibet to spread the teachings of the Buddha. He subdued demons and performed many miracles in Tibet. He is considered a Second Buddha.
*The Guru Rinpoche Initiation includes a tsok (food) offering. It is appropriate to bring to the initiation tsok items such as fruit, baked goods, meat or amrita (beer). It is also beneficial to bring flowers and/or a monetary offering.
Ven. 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 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.