Translator: Loppon Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim
By Laura Ellis
On January 18-19, 2019, students gathered at Sakya Monastery to receive the very auspicious teaching on the Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma given by Khenpo Jamyang Chopal on his first visit to Seattle.
Venerable Khenpo Jamyang Chopal joined the Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute, India in 1999. Under the guidance of the late respected Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk and other prominent masters, he studied the five volumes: 1) logic, 2) madhyamika, 3) prajnaparamita 4) abhidharma-kosha, 5) vinaya (monastic discipline). In 2002, 2005 and 2007, he successfully obtained his Madyama, Shastra and Masters degrees respectively. In 2013, he received the certificate of Khenpo (Doctor of philosophy) from H.E. Khyentse Dzongsar Jamyang Norbu. In 2015, due to his knowledge and position, he was appointed as a special Instructor for H.E Sakya Khöndung Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche and currently remains as his Personal Tutor while simultaneously, also teaching at the Institute.
Khenpo Jamyang began his teaching by expressing his joy and enthusiasm for the opportunity to teach at Sakya Monastery before a western audience for the first time. He conveyed his gratitude and kind greetings to H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche, H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche, H.E. Dagmo Kusho, Dagmo Lhanze, and the audience who share a connection directly or indirectly with H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche and Kyabgon Rinpoche (H.H. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche). Khenpo Jamyang also thanked the translator, Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim, who is himself a learned and accomplished teacher. (more…)