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Tengyur Rinpoche: Wisdom realizing emptiness

04jun18:0020:00Tengyur Rinpoche: Wisdom realizing emptinessTeaching on the essence of Buddhism - Nature of Reality


(Torsdag) 18:00 - 20:00 CET(GMT+02:00)

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Tengyur Rinpoche teaches online from Sera Jey Monastic University in south India. 

This event is donation based. To participate you need to register below, in the Tickets section. In ”Choose your donation amount” please add your donation amount and proceed to checkout.  

When you have registered, you will receive an email (with subject ”Order Confirmation”) with the link to the Zoom meeting. This link will be used for both teachings – on June 4 and 11. 

It is also possible to come to the centre and listen to the teachings together with others. 

Tengyur Rinpoche has taught two classes as a part of Buddhism in a Nutshell course. He kindly agreed to continue teaching on emptiness, the central concept in Buddhism. Tengyur Rinpoche teaches in a way that is very accessible, interactive, and practical. There will be Q&A sessions in each class.

Emptiness can be presented in different ways. One way to present emptiness is through Two Truths – Absolute Truth and Conventional Truth, that was first taught by Buddha Shakyamuni to his father. This teaching is presented in the Sutra of the Meeting of Father and Son. Tengyur Rinpoche will do an overview of the Tenets system – how emptiness is presented in different Buddhist schools (Vaibhashika, Sautrantika, Mind Only and Madhyamaka). The first teaching will be based on the presentation of emptiness by the first three schools and the second teaching will be presenting the view of Prasangika Madhyamaka. This kind of presentation of emptiness helps understand emptiness in a gradual process.

Venerable Tulku Tenzin Gyurmey Rinpoche:

Tulku Tenzin Gyurmey Rinpoche (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 Monastic University in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India. The following year, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Gyudmed Tantric College, Tenzin Gyurmey Rinpoche was recognized as a reincarnated lama and also subsequently recognized both at Sera Je Monastery, Bylakuppe, and Gaden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery in Tawang.

From 1991 to 1998, he studied at Sera Je Secondary School and completed his Secondary School Certificate course obtaining distinction grades in all his exams. In 1998, on completion of formal schooling, he began his advanced philosophical and dialectical training and studies at Sera Jey Monastery. During his twenty years of monastic education for achieving a Geshe degree, he was able to undertake three-year foundational course on Pramana and also complete the seven-year Paramita (Lit. perfection of wisdom) and four-year Madhyamika (Lit. middle-way philosophy) degree courses at the monastery, three years of Vinaya (Lit. Monastic discipline), one year of Adhidharma (Lit. Studies of Metaphysics in Buddhism). Currently, he is in the last year of six years’ Geshe Lharampa examination.

He received novice ordination (Dge tshul) from His Eminence Choden Rinpoche at Sera Jey on 15th April, 1994 and received full ordination (Dge slong) from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2009. He is also recognized as reincarnation of Drengkhar Khensur Urgen Gonpo, one of the former abbots of Tawang Monastery, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In addition to the formal monastic curriculum, Tulku Tenzin Gyurmey 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 considers himself fortunate to have had numerous opportunities to give talks about Buddhism to Indians and foreigners, both within and outside the monastery. Tenzin Gyurmey Rinpoche had the rare opportunity of serving as English interpreter for His Holiness in numerous teachings attended by thousands from all over the world. He looks forward to continuing to share the teachings of the Buddha and explore how ancient Buddhist wisdom can bring maximum benefit in the modern world.

Inspired by the advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that communities of Buddhist monks should be more socially engaged, and believing that all people have the right of access to quality spiritual education, secular education, and health care, Tulku Tenzin Gyurmey Rinpoche founded Thubten Shedrubling Foundation in 2014. The goal of the Thubten Shedrubling Foundation is to create an environment that preserves the authentic Buddhist teachings and practices with the appreciation of the social and cultural identity of the Tawang people and promote modern education so that the Tawang people can proudly keep their heritage of the spiritual relationship with Tibetan Buddhism alive while being active participants in the global community.

(Tengyur Rinpoche at Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre in November 2019)




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