Four Noble Truths and Sixteen Aspects

January 3, 10am

“The Noble Truth of Suffering (dukkha), monks, is this: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering, association with the unpleasant is suffering, dissociation from the pleasant is suffering, not to receive what one desires is suffering — in brief the five aggregates subject to grasping are suffering.

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

The Four Noble Truths taught at the first discourse by the Buddha will be familiar to anybody who has read an introduction to Buddhism. Each of these Truths has four points – these are things that a person realizes when they attain the Path of Seeing, i.e., when they see ultimate reality directly. But we can meditate on them even before that in order to contradict some wrong ideas that we have about things.

This public talk is open to everyone.

Other Teachings

Jhado Rinpoche will also be giving the full empowerment into Namgyalma – the deity for long life and purification – from Nov 3 – 6, with teachings and instructions for performing the retreat. A Namgyalma retreat will follow, from Nov 6 – 22. Please click on above links for more information.

About Jhado Rinpoche

Jhado Rinpoche (Tenzin Jungne) was born in 1954 to a nomadic family living in the area of Namtso Lake, 220 kilometers north of Lhasa, Tibet. At the age of three he was recognized and enthroned as the 6th incarnation of the abbot of Jhado Monastery. After fleeing Tibet in 1959, Rinpoche lived briefly in Nepal and later spent several years in Dalhausie and Dharamsala in North India where he completed his basic studies in Tibetan reading, writing and reciting Buddhist texts. Rinpoche took his vows as a novice monk from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1964 and his full ordination vows from the late Ling Rinpoche in 1973.

From 1972 until 1990, Rinpoche studied at Sera Je Monastery in South India, where he received extensive teachings from many great lamas such as Khensur Rinpoche and the great master Lobsang Wangchuk – and afterwards at the Gyuto Tantric Monastic University. In 1991, he attained the degree of Geshe Lha Rampa, the highest level of education in the Geluk tradition. He then went on to continue his studies at Gyuto Tantric College in lower Dharamsala.

From 1992 until 1996, Rinpoche served as a teacher at Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, the personal monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1997, Rinpoche was appointed to the post of Abbot of Namgyal Monastery, and served the institution in that capacity until 2004. (Namgyal Monastery, founded in 1568 by the third Dalai Lama, served as a private monastery for subsequent Dalai Lamas.)

Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is one of the most highly esteemed lamas in the Geluk lineage today. In addition to his excellent education in the Geluk monastic college system, over the years Rinpoche has also received many oral transmissions and empowerments from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his two main tutors, as well as from many great teachers from other traditions, including the famous Nyingma master Trulshik Rinpoche and Chogye Trichen Rinpoche.

Renowned for his keen intelligence and dynamic teaching style, Jhado Rinpoche is also highly acclaimed for his ability to engage Western students in ways that are interesting and personally relevant. In addition to these qualities, Rinpoche is also well known and loved for his gentle demeanor and his kindness.

Jhado Rinpoche is currently the Abbot of Gyuto Tantric College in Lower Dharamsala, India.


Date(s): January 3, 10am
Times: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Jhado Rinpoche
Type of event: open talk
Number of sessions: 1
Level: All levels
Participation: All are welcome!
Location: Main Gompa
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