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Heart Sutra w/Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche at DNKL

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 12:00 pm



The Heart Sutra is one of the most beloved and renowned Buddhist teachings—memorized, chanted, and taught wherever the Buddha’s teachings are shared. It is a central text in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, belonging to a class of “the Perfection of Wisdom” (Prajñāpāramitā) teachings. This sutra describes the Buddha inspiring his young disciple Shariputra to ask Avalokiteshvara for advice on how to practice the profound perfection of wisdom, at precisely the moment when the bodhisattva was having a revelatory experience on the matter. In this sutra, it is explained how the five aggregates are empty of inherent nature, captured in one of its first lines, “form is emptiness; emptiness is form.”

It is said that the wisdom realizing emptiness is the only means by which we can remove the ignorance holding us back from enlightenment; and that to develop this wisdom we must listen, contemplate, and come to embody teachings like this one.

Teaching will be from 10:00-12:00 on May 4 and May 5th


Venerable Emeritus Abbot Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa (known as Geshe Trinley Topgye) was born in 1937 in Nyaktren, a sector of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. In 1947 at the age of 10, he gained admission to Sera Mey Monastery of the Sera Mahayana Monastic University near Lhasa – one of the three major seats of highest Buddhist studies.

In 1952, he received his novice monk vows from the late Minyag Tondues Rinpoche, the 95th Throne Holder of Gelugpa Tradition in Tibetan Buddhism. In 1959, he received the complete Bhikshu vows – the highest level of ordination – from His Eminence, the late Yongzin Ling Rinpoche, the 97th Throne Holder of Gelugpa Tradition and also senior Tutor to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Khensur Rinpoche studied in Tibet until 1959 when he fled to India after China invaded and forcefully occupied Tibet.

Rinpoche soon returned to his studies in the exiled Sera monastery, reconstructed under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political head of the Tibetan people. From 1959-70, he resided with more than 1500 monks from four Tibetan Buddhist sects at Buxar, an old British Army camp in West Bengal. In 1970, the monks of Sera Mey relocated to Mysore district in Karnataka State in southern India.

From 1980 to the present, Khensur Rinpoche has continued to teach at Sera Mey Monastic University. In 1989, he assumed the position of Discipline Master for one year. Then in 1990, he received the advanced degree of Ngagrampa (highest degree in Buddhist Tantra studies) from Gyumed Tantric College after extensively studying the secret teachings of the Mahayana tradition.

Read more:  https://dnkldharma.org/teachers/



Meeting ID: 452 277 7814, Password 057655


May 4 @ 10:00 am
May 5 @ 12:00 pm
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DNKL or Zoom
30 Putnam Park Road
Redding, CT 06896 United States
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