with Ven. Tenzin Namjong
August 22, August 29, September 5, September 12, 2020
9:00am – 10:30am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
9:30pm – 11:00pm IST (Indian Standard Time)
We are using the Zoom video conferencing system for this class. Please register below to receive your online access information.
This devotional poem written in the fourteenth century by Lama Tsongkhapa focuses particularly on the practices of the initial scope practitioner: precious human life, impermanence, death, and karma.
Venerable Tenzin Namjong will give a commentary based on this text with an emphasis on how we can incorporate the dharma into our daily lives.
Je Tsongkhapa (1357 – 1419) is among the most influential figures in Tibetan Buddhism. The founder of the Gelug tradition, he is most renowned for the Lamrim Chenmo (Great Treatise on the Stages of Enlightenment) and the Ngamrim Chenmo (Great Treatise on the Secret Mantra).
Born and raised in Hawaii, Venerable Tenzin Namjong studied and trained in Zen and Theravada traditions before embracing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, due mainly to the kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University and is now in the 14th year of the Geshe study program at Sera Je Monastery in Bylakuppe, India. He is a registered teacher with the FPMT and teaches regularly at the FPMT centers in India.