Khentrul Rinpoche will be in Juneau for the continuation of his instruction, "Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva," this weekend, Nov. 13 and 14, at the Vocational Training and Resource Center, 3239 Hospital Drive. The training runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
He began the teaching last year in Juneau, and will conclude it this year.
Khentrul Lodr┐ Thayé Rinpoche has taught for many years at monasteries in Tibet and India, and is the abbot of Katog Mardo Tashi Choling in Eastern Tibet, where he established a retreat center, library, and shedra (higher philosophical studies institute). He is currently building a school for the monastery's children. He directs the education and spiritual practice for more than 300 monks, of whom there are 70 advanced-degree candidates, 100 children, and 20 fulltime retreatants.
Rinpoche studied dharma intensively for over 30 years at the feet of his teachers in Mardo Tashi Choling and Katog monasteries in eastern Tibet. Acknowledged as a scholar of the highest level, he has received the title of Khenpo (equivalent to a Doctor of Philosophy) three times, making him a triple Khenpo. He has also been recognized by His Holiness Katog Moktza Rinpoche as a tulku (a reincarnate master) of Drubtop Namkha Gyamtso of Katog Monastery. His name, "Khentrul," denotes one who is both a khenpo and a tulku.
Khentrul Rinpoche first came to the United States in September 2003, under the invitation of His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, who requested that he start a program for studying Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation in a traditional way. Khentrul Rinpoche has since been traveling around the United States, teaching and sharing his knowledge. He has established his own non-profit organization to support dharma activity in the west called Katog Choling and is presently creating a retreat center in Arkansas called Katog Choling Rit'hr┐d. He also visits many dharma practice groups around the United States and other countries where he supports students in their pursuit of dharma.
Khentrul Rinpoche has been teaching Juneau and Anchorage for several years.
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