Saka Dawa Celebration with Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa

Event Date: 
June 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Saka Dawa Celebration with Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa

June 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the RBG

Lama Yeshe Ling is very fortunate to have Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa lead us in practice to honour Saka Dawa. Saka Dawa is one of the most important festival days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, celebrating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. Any actions done during Saka Dawa, both auspicious and harmful, are multiplied in their power. Karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic. It is a very powerful time to practice and increase one’s commitment to both practice and study.

Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa will be staying the weekend to offer a Cittamani Tara Empowerment.


Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa

As one of the last generation of Tibetan Buddhist scholars to begin their educational careers in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion, Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa has played an instrumental role in the reestablishment and preservation of Tibetan Buddhist traditions in exile, and in the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the Western world.

Born in Tibet in 1934, Rinpoche was ordained as a monk at the age of seven. He entered Sera Jey monastery at seventeen and obtained his Geshe Lharampa degree in 1979. Following this, he entered Gyume Tantric University and two years later became Master of Discipline. In 1985 His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed him abbot of GyumeTantric Monastery, a position he held for 6 years. Since then he has taught extensively in India and the West. In 2010 he was appointed to the position of Jangtse Choje, which places him second in line for the position of Ganden throne holder (Ganden Tripa), who is the head of the Gelug tradition.



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