What is Buddhism? A Teaching by Lama Tenam, Executive Secretary of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

What is Buddhism? A Teaching by Lama Tenam, Executive Secretary of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

Date: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

LTenamHt190Lama Tenam, Executive Secretary of Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa., will be visiting Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery. 

Lama Tenam became a monk at the age of eight, training at a small monastery under the tutelage of Very Venerable Drubsing Rinpoche. He received his novice ordination from His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa and his bikkhu (full) ordination from the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. He studied many of the fundamental Tibetan Buddhist texts with the Very Venerable Khunnu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen Rinpoche -- one of the teachers of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama--including Jewel Ornament of Liberation, Precious Garland of the Supreme Path, The Bodhisattva's Way of Life, and the Tibetan Grammar Situ Drelchen by the Eighth Tai Situpa. Lama Tenam graduated first in his class in both his undergraduate and graduate Buddhist studies.

Lama Tenam joined the Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat of Palpung congregation in 1983 after completing his graduate school studies at Varanasi Sanskrit University. In 1985, Lama Tenam spent 6 months with the Very Venerable Saljay Rinpoche who is the teacher of many great high lamas and the retreat master of Palpung Sherabling Monastery. Since then, Lama Tenam has served as personal executive secretary to Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa.

He received complete transmissions of the eight major lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism and detailed instructions on the three main Mahamudra texts by the 9th Karmapa from‭ ‬his root Guru, Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa. He also served and received many personal instructions from His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa from 2000 to 2004.

2:00 pm | What is Buddhism?
We may identify as Buddhists, but miss ways in which we think, act and live that hinder our awakening. Lama Tenam will point out how to authentically practice the Buddhist path.


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