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Tengyur Rinpoche: online teachings on thought transformation 

08okt16:0017:30Tengyur Rinpoche: online teachings on thought transformation  These practical teachings work as powerful antidotes to undesired mental habits and attitudes that result in dissatisfaction and relationship problems. The real focus of lojong teachings is the relationships that we have with our families, friends, colleagues, enemies, and the world at large.

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(Söndag) 16:00 - 17:30(GMT+02:00)

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The genre of “lojong”, which literally means “training the mind” or “transforming the mind”, originated in eleventh century Tibet when it was introduced by the great master Lama Atisha.

Once kept secret, they are widely available nowadays. These practical teachings work as powerful antidotes to undesired mental habits and attitudes that result in dissatisfaction and relationship problems. It can be said that the real focus of lojong teachings is the relationships that we have: with our families, friends, colleagues, enemies, and the world at large. 

Tengyur Rinpoche will teach an 8-week course on the classical lojong text, “Seven-point mind training” by the 12th century Tibetan master Geshe Chekawa. 

The first session will be devoted to introduction to lojong and preliminary practices followed by sessions where we will delve deeper into the subjects of the text.

All sessions will have Q&A sessions.

This course is open for all.

Readings for the class:

  1. The life story of Atisha Dipamkara:

https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Atisha-Dipamkara/5717

  1. The life story of Dromtonpa:

https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Dromton-Gyelwa-Jungne/4267

About Tengyur Rinpoche: Tengyur Rinpoche is a geshe lharampa graduate from Sera Jey Monastery, a junior English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 2012, currently doing Master’s program at Harvard Divinity School. He was born in Tawang in the north-eastern part of India and became a monk at the age of nine. He founded Thubten Shedrubling Foundation in Tawang, a buddhist center and a modern school that offers free education to needy children. In 2021, Tengyur Rinpoche led the founding of Wisdom Bridges, Inc. a US-based NGO that is dedicated to helping children in remote Himalayan communities to fulfill their potential through education that bridges traditional wisdom and modern learning and sustains their language and culture.

Practical information and how to register:

Course dates: 8 Oct – 26 Nov ( October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26)
Weekday: Sunday
Time: 16.00-17.30 CET, 10.00-11.30 EST 
Language: English
Location: Online (zoom link will be sent after registration)
Donation: 70 sek reduced, 140 sek standard, 210 sek sponsor, Sangha free

Last day of registration: you can join any time
You register for the drop-in by purchasing a ticket here on the website, see “Tickets” below.

Course reading: Root Text of the Seven-point Mind Training of the Great Vehicle by Geshe Chekawa 

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    Tengyur Rinpoche

    Tengyur Rinpoche is a geshe lharampa graduate from Sera Jey Monastery, a junior English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 2012, currently doing Master’s program at Harvard Divinity School.

    Tengyur Rinpoche was born in 1981 in Mon Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India. His father is from Tawang Zhol village and his mother, who relocated to Tawang before 1959, is originally from Lhasa. He is the sixth oldest among ten siblings, comprising six brothers and four sisters.
    In 1990, at the age of nine he formally joined Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe. The following year, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Gyudmed Tantric College, he recognized Tengyur Rinpoche as the reincarnation of Drengkhar Khensur Urgen Gonpo, one of the former abbots of Tawang Monastery. Subsequently he was recognized at Sera Je Monastery and Gaden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery in Tawang.
    Tengyur Rinpoche studied at Sera Je Secondary School from 1991 to 1998 and received his Secondary School Certificate with distinction. In 1998, he began his advanced philosophical and dialectical training and studies at Sera Jey Monastery where he undertook the three-year foundational course on Pramana, the seven-year Paramita (Perfection of Wisdom), the four-year Madhyamika (Middle-way Philosophy), three-year Vinaya (Monastic Discipline), and one-year Adhidharma (Metaphysics in Buddhism) courses. He was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree (comparable to a PhD) in 2020. He received his novice ordination from His Eminence Choden Rinpoche at Sera Jey in 1994 and full ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2009.
    In addition to the formal monastic curriculum, Tengyur Rinpoche made time to study Tibetan and English grammar and literature. He has attended various conferences and discussions on Tibetan grammar and literature as well as on science and Buddhism, and he has written articles on these topics. He had the rare opportunity of serving as English interpreter for His Holiness in numerous teachings attended by thousands from all over the world. He is a Registered Teacher of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition and has taught at many FPMT centers globally.
    In 2014, inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advice for followers of Buddhism to engage more actively in social causes, Tengyur Rinpoche established Thubten Shedrubling Foundation (TSF) in Tawang in order to build a school for economically underprivileged children and a center where lay adults can study Buddhism, Tibetan language and other subjects such as English and computer skills that will help them advance professionally. TSF has been offering free after-school and adult learning classes since 2017 and founded the Tashol Tengyur School in 2022.

    In 2021, Tengyur Rinpoche led the founding of Wisdom Bridges, Inc. a US-based NGO that is dedicated to helping children in remote Himalayan communities to fulfill their potential through education that bridges traditional wisdom and modern learning and preserves their language and culture.

    URL www.tsftawang.org