Friday, 15 June 2007

Dzongsar Khenpos at Lerab Ling

Two of the most senior khenpos from Dzongsar Monastery in eastern Tibet have been visiting Lerab Ling this week.

Dzongsar Monastery, in Derge, was the main seat of Sogyal Rinpoche's master Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. It was there that Rinpoche spent his early years, and received from Jamyang Khyentse the traditional education given to Tibetan lamas.

While at Lerab Ling, Khenpo Puntsok Namgyal (pictured), who is the abbot of Dzongsar Monastery, taught on the Rimé (ecumenical) movement in Tibet, describing the great 19th century master Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's tireless efforts to safeguard endangered teachings of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Dr. Lodrö Puntsok gave a talk about the life of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and showed a film about Dzongsar Monastery. The Sakya monastery, which was destroyed in 1958, was rebuilt in 1983 under Dr. Lodrö Puntsok's guidance, and it is now thriving again.

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