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7:00pm The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma, part 1
January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Teaching by Ven. Khenpo Jamyang Chopal
Translator: Loppon Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim
Date: Friday & Saturday, January 18-19
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested Donation (per session): $20 Members, $30 Non-Members (For all three sessions: $50 Members, $80 Non-Members)
We are pleased to announce this very auspicious three-part teaching given by Khenpo Jamyang Chopal as we welcome him on his first visit to Seattle.
Part One: Friday, January 18, 7:00-8:00pm teaching, followed by 8:00-8:30pm Q/A session
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma – focusing on the Four Noble Truths
Part Two: Saturday, January 19, 10:00-11:00am teaching, followed by 11:00-11:30am Q/A session
Continuation of The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma – focusing on the Four Noble Truths
Part Three: Saturday January 19, 1:00 – 2:00pm, followed by Q/A session from 2:00-2:30pm
The Second Turning – The Transcendent Perfection of Wisdom sutras, highlighting the Bodhisattva path and Madhyamaka view.
The Third Turning – Focusing on Buddha Nature according to the Madhyamaka view
Venerable Khenpo Jamyang Chopal was drawn towards the Dharma at a very young age and in 1999, joined the Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute, India. 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. The following year, he became an Assistant Instructor and promoted to a full time Philosophy teacher at the Dzongsar Institute. In addition, in 2006 he served as a Chant Master and in 2012 he was selected by the Board as General Secretary of Dzongsar Institute. 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.