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7:00pm Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland, Teaching by Khenpo Choying Dorjee
April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Dates and Times: April 19, 7:00-9:00pm, April 20, 10am to Noon, 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested Donation (per session): $20 Members, $30 Non-Members
(For all three sessions: $50 Members, $80 Non-Members)
Registration recommended: https://conta.cc/2UXfnds
We are pleased to announce a special three part teaching by Venerable Khenpo Choying Dorjee, who is visiting Seattle from the Dzongsar Khyentse Institute in India.
The Precious Garland of Advice for the King (Sanskrit: Rajaparikatha-ratnamala) was written by Nagarjuna and belongs in his collection of advice texts. In his Precious Garland, he clarifies the Buddha’s wisdom of emptiness teaching based on the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras as well as extensively describing the Bodhisattva’s deeds of compassion and skillful methods. It also includes an explanation of the Bodhisattva’s stages of the paths for higher rebirth and complete enlightenment.
Khenpo Choying Dorjee was born a student of Khyentse lineage. He was also a devoted student of the late Khen Rinpoche Kunga Wangchuk. He joined Dzongsar Institute in 1992, when it was still located in Bir. In 1998 he was granted his Shastra Degree in Buddhism, which is the equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree. He received his Archaya title, which is the equivalent to an MA, in 2001. He received his Khenpo title in 2002 and received his Khenpo Degree, which is the equivalent to a PhD in Buddhism, in 2004. He worked as a revision teacher (kyorpon) at the shedra from 1999 to 2000 and continued as a head teacher from 2001 to 2013. In 2010 he was appointed as teacher of H.E. Sakya Khöndung Avikrita Rinpoche. He also served as Assistant Principle of the shedra from 2008 to 2012. From 2006 to 2007 he studied English at the British Council in Singapore. In 2011 he was sent to UC Berkeley by Rinpoche, sponsored by KF, as a visiting scholar. Khenpo Choying Dorjee was appointed Head Principle of DKCLI by Rinpoche in 2013. He serves on the KF India Program Committee.