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Lojong Teachings by Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche
Lojong Teachings by Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche

Thu, Jan 05

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Online Lojong Teachings

Lojong Teachings by Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche

Lojong: Practices for Transforming the Mind 28th January to 3rd February - 2pm CET With translation in English by Oriane Lavole

Time & Location

Jan 05, 2023, 2:00 PM – Feb 03, 2023, 4:00 PM

Online Lojong Teachings

About the Event

We are delighted to announce this very special event that will be hosted by Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Pyrénées on site and online. 

 

Lojong: Practices for Transforming the Mind 28th

January to 3rd February - 2pm CET 

With translation in English by Oriane Lavole

Part 2: Lojong - The Tibetan word lo means the thinking mind. The word jong translates to train, work with, purify, or refine. Thus this term in Tibetan is usually translated as ‘mind training’. Lojong teachings are also known formally as The Instructions for Training the Mind in the Mahayana Tradition. These teachings were introduced to Tibet by lord Atisha in the eleventh century.

For ONLINE participation (PART 2), please register here.

To register for this, please write to retreatinpyrenees@gomde.fr.

Please register early to avoid disappointment, as we have a limit on our Zoom participants. Please be sure to include your mobile phone number on your Billetweb registration so we can also contact you via WhatsApp with notifications on the teachings. You will receive your personal Zoom link via email one week before the start of the seminar.

Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche Tashi Palden received a wealth of teachings and transmissions from Sötrul Rinpoche, the abbot of Kyabjé monastery in Tibet, and later on from the 11th Situ Rinpoche, the 16th Karmapa, and Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Rinpoche among many others. Kyabjé Khenpo received the transmission for the Uttaratantra Shastra directly from Kyabjé Sotrül Rinpoche, whose three gurus were Jamgön Dorje Chang Pema Wangchok (the 11th Situ Rinpoche), Khentrül Dorje Chang Chökyi Lodrö (Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö) and Khenchen Dorje Chang Tashi Özer.  Khenpo met Kyabjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and spent several years with him at his hermitage, Nagi Gompa. In Nepal he also met and received teachings and transmissions from Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabjé Kalu Rinpoche, and the 12th Situ Rinpoche.  Since Khenpo-la arrived at Gomde Pyrénées at the end of November, he has been giving daily teachings to the three-year retreatants at the specific request of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Kyabje Khenpo resides in Kathmandu, and does not teach regularly, neither in Nepal nor abroad. We therefore highly encourage everyone to cherish this unique opportunity to attend Kyabje Khenpo’s teachings.

Drubpön Lama Tenzin received ordination and a traditional monastic education at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, in Boudhanath, Nepal. He successfully completed a traditional three-year retreat and served for many years as the recitation master of the monastery’s extensive Buddhist ritual practices. He is one of the most knowledgeable and respected lamas at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling. He has served as the retreat master for all of the 6-week and 3-month retreats at Gomde Pyrénées. In September 2022, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche bestowed the title “Drubpön”, or retreat master, on Lama Tenzin, as he was appointed as retreat master for the current three-year retreat unfolding at a separate location at Gomde Pyrénées.

Oriane Lavole has been a translator and interpreter of Buddhist texts and teachings from Tibetan to English since 2015. Oriane completed her Master's in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology at the Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute in 2016, and worked at RYI as an interpreter and an instructor in the Translator Training Program. She is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Religious Studies at Stanford University. Oriane also produces translations for 84,000: Translating the Words of the Buddha and Samye Translations.

The teachings will take place onsite at Gomde Pyrénées and we hope that many of you will have the good fortune to attend in person. We are thrilled to announce that Khenpo-la exceptionally agreed that the seminar will also be live streamed via Zoom. Recordings of the teachings will be accessible until one week after the seminars. We are delighted that this will allow participants across the globe to watch these precious teachings and take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity.  The teachings with Kyabjé Khenpo will take place each day at 2pm CET for approximately one and a half hours. During the seminar we will also schedule time for question and answer sessions. 

Participants are expected to commit to attending the entire seminar (whether through live online participation or watching the recordings). Please respect Kyabjé Khenpo’s wishes on this important attendance requirement.

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