Heart Sutra Teaching
with His Eminence Jangtse Choje Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
20600 Mariani Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014
The Heart Sutra is the most well-known sutra of Mahayana Buddhism. Despite being an extremely condensed text, it is the essence of the extensive Perfection of Wisdom sutra. It is not only the yardstick of Sutrayana and Tantrayana, but also contains the mantra of the perfection of wisdom to progress along the five Mahayana paths. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama has commented, "The Heart Sutra is both an instruction for practice and a device for measuring our level of spiritual attainment."
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 Gyume Tantric 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.