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1:30pm Kunrik Empowerment & Teaching
September 29, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Bestowed by Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested donation: Members: $35 Non-Members $50
Prerequisite: Must be vegetarian the entire day of the empowerment.
Kunrik is the main deity in the Elimination of Bad Rebirths (past, present, and future). There will be an introduction, explanation, and empowerment (wang) of the Kunrik (Sarvavid-Vairocana) practice. This empowerment helps to prepare oneself for the time of death. Receiving this empowerment will be of great benefit to one’s past and present selves as well as beings in the bardo, those who are suffering and sick, and all sentient beings. The empowerment helps to clear our body, speech, and mind of obscurations, attachments and desires in this life, after passing, during the bardo, and in the next life. You may bring the names/photos of those who have passed away, as there will be prayers said on behalf of people who have died. The photos will be burned as part of the ritual.
Khenpo Jampa comes to us from the Dzongsar Institute 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. Following his 13 years of study, he was designated a Khenpo in 2004 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 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 Trichen, 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 was the President (2017-19) of the North America Sakya Monlam World Peace Foundation. He has been a resident Lama and teacher at Sakya Monastery since 2009.