Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, April 8th
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members per talk
There are many ways to purify our defilements and obscurations, some of which are derived from the Sutras and some from the Tantras. A particularly beautiful practice that originates from the Sutras is making confession to the 35 Buddhas. In Tibetan Buddhist history, many practitioners attained realization by using this short and simple, yet very profound practice.
Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will give the oral transmission, give a teaching, and lead us in practice, if time permits.
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 Sakya Dorje Chang 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 former president (2014-15) of the International Association of Non-sectarian Tibetan Religious Traditions (IANTRT) of North America. Additionally, he is the President (2017-19) of the North America Sakya Monlam World Peace Foundation.