Teachings at the Great Stupa: Introduction to the Vajra Songs of H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche

January 27–28, 2018


(See below for teaching times.)

This program is being run by nuns from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy and held at Shambhala Mountain Center.

In this special weekend program, which will take place inside the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at Shambhala Mountain Center, two nuns from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy—the largest buddhist teaching center in the world—will offer an introduction to the Vajra Songs of H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche (see bio below).

This program is free and open to the public. All teachings will occur inside the Great Stupa. Registration is not required.

Schedule of teachings:

Saturday, Jan. 27

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 28

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

About H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche
Khenpo Jikme Phuntsok Jungné (འཇིགས་མེད་ཕུན་ཚོགས་འབྱུང་གནས་) (1933-2004) was an incarnation of Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa and an emanation of Mipham Rinpoche. He revealed a number of termas in Tibet, Bhutan, China, Nepal and India. He played an extremely important role in the revival of Buddhism in Tibet after the Cultural Revolution.

When he was fifteen, he was overcome by intense devotion for the Dzogchen teachings and especially for Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, who appeared to him in a vision, and granted his blessings so that Khen Rinpoche experienced the nature of mind. From the age of eighteen, he studied with the great Khenpo Thubga Rinpoche at Changma Hermitage in Dzachukha, receiving teachings on Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga.

In 1980, he founded Larung Gar in accordance with the prophecy of the First Dodrupchen Rinpoche. It went on to become the largest Buddhist teaching centre in the world. Later on, Khen Rinpoche made extensive travels across Tibet and China, teaching and revealing terma. In the summer of 1993, he visited various Dharma centres in Inida, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, USA, Canada, and France, during which auspicious connection has made with people from different countries.

Finally, at the age of 71, on the fifteenth day of the eleventh Tibetan month, of the Water Sheep year (7th January 2004), he passed into parinirvana while seated in the posture of meditation.

This program is being run by nuns from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy and held at Shambhala Mountain Center.

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