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1:30pm The Heart Sutra – Meditating on Emptiness and Wisdom
May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
Teaching by Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members
The Heart Sutra is the essence of the Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdaya and translates to “The Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom.” We recite the Heart Sutra during the Sunday Chenrezi weekly practice session. In this class Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will be giving an explanation of this profound sutra, providing commentary from the great Indian masters Nagarjuna and Shantideva, and teaching us how to meditate upon the Heart Sutra.
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. 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 president of the International Association of Non-sectarian Tibetan Religious Traditions (IANTRT) of North America. He has been a resident Lama and teacher at Sakya Monastery since 2009.