|Special Lecture: The Three Doors of Liberation|
Friday, March 25 at 7:00 pm
Instructor: Ven. Khenpo Jampa Tenphel
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members
The concept of the three doors of liberation is common to all schools of Buddhism. The Buddha spoke of the three doors of liberation through which we can obtain enlightenment. On Sundays during Chenrezi practice we recite:
The door of liberation of emptiness- the object
The door of liberation of signlessness- the cause
The door of liberation of wishlessness- the result
But what does it really mean? In this teaching, Venerable Khenpo Jampa Tenphel will explain the phenomena of emptiness, signlessness, and wishlessness and how to use it to benefit all sentient beings and bring them to enlightenment. This teaching will be 1 ½ hours with 15 minutes of question and answers and then 15 minutes of meditation.
Ven Khenpo Jampa Tenphel comes to us from Dzongsar Institute in India, where he was the library director as well as a tutor for many years. He received a Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A.) in Buddhist Philosophy in 2002 and was ordained as an Abbott in 2004. He has received many teachings and initiations from all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma). Many of those teachings and initiations were from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin. He has also received the Lamdre teaching from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. His root lamas are H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Luding Khen Rinpoche, and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. At Sakya Monastery, Khenpo Jampa teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy and also serves as the librarian for the growing collection of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.