In this season celebrating the love that imbues, permeates, and supports all, we have the great joy of welcoming Khenpo Jigme from Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, CO, to the Herman Rednick Center on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
He will present a teaching on, and practice of, Chenrezi, Lord of Love.
All are welcome.
WHERE: Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Rd., Questa, NM
WHEN: Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 10 am to about 4 pm
First Session: 10 am – noon
Pot luck lunch: noon – 2 pm
Second Session: 2 – 4 pm
Interviews may be possible. if so, sign up sheet will be at door on arrival.
SUGGESTED DONATION: $15/session; or $25 for the day. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Hilece at 575-586-1454 or Gabrielle at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE TEACHER:In 1980 Khenpo Jigme became the first Bhutanese monk of Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery in Kanglung, Bhutan. At that time he began his monastery education in learning Tibetan, studying scriptures, and learning Buddhist rituals. In 1983 he came to Thrangu Tashi Choling, the main monastery of Thrangu Rinpoche which is located in Boudhanath, Nepal. At that time he received full ordination (gelong) from Thrangu Rinpoche. During his time at the monastery he mastered ritual practices and Tibetan grammar. He entered Namo Buddha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies at Namo Buddha, Nepal in 1989 and completed the five-year program. In 1994 he entered and completed the traditional three-year retreat at the retreat center at Namo Buddha. During this retreat, all the rituals and meditations of the lineage are learned enabling the person who completes it to become a teacher (Lama). As Khenpo Jigme was skilled in both Buddhist philosophy, ritual and meditation, in 1997 Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him as a main teacher for the Namo Buddha Institute and the Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath, India, and gave him the title of “Khenpo.” This title is given as a master of Buddhist philosophy, similar to a PhD. in Theology. Since then, he has been one of the main teachers of the two monastic colleges. He has also taught Buddhist Dharma in Malaysia. In the spring of 2005 he began teaching western students, giving both translated Dharma talks and also helping to teach an intensive program in Tibetan language for westerners.