Saturday Dec 11th & Sunday Dec 12th, 2021

December 11 & 12th,

2 Evenings
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST

*** This course will occur online via Zoom – There will also be in-person spots available to a very limited number of people with prior approval only, to request one of the available in-person spots, please see the instructions below ***

~ Renunciation ~ Bodhicitta ~ Emptiness ~

The Buddha’s teachings on the path to everlasting happiness were first presented in the format of the graduated path, or Lam-Rim, by the great Buddhist saint, Atisha (982-1054). Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the revered Tibetan Buddhist master and founder of the Geluk lineage, went on to write a masterpiece in this genre, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path.”  As Je Tsongkhapa expounds in this seminal text, the Buddhist path out of suffering and into the joy of everlasting happiness features three key elements:   “renunciation” (the determination to be free of cycling in samsara), “right view” (the wisdom realizing emptiness) and “bodhichitta” (the altruistic intention). These three key attributes constitute the very heart of the Buddhist path.

About Kyabje 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.

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.

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.

About the Translator – Ven. Steve Carlier

Ven. Steve has been studying Buddhism since 1977 and was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1979. He then received full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at Nalanda Monastery in France, and from 1993 to 2004 was one of only a handful of Westerners who followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. He currently resides at Land of Medicine Buddha; he teaches the Basic Program and also offers English interpreting to Lamas when his schedule allows. He has interpreted for several of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism.


Once you have registered for online attendance please take these extra steps to request a spot to join in person (spaces are very limited):

          1. EMAIL: [email protected].org   or send text                  message to: 831-275-7523

2. WRITE IN EMAIL SUBJECT LINE/TEXT: in-person request, teaching name (ie. THE THREE PRINCIPAL PATHS) and confirm your availability for the entire duration of teaching. 

3. BODY OF EMAIL/TEXT MESSAGE & PROOF OF VACCINATION: Include your first and last name and the best way in which to contact you (eg. email, cell phone, text, etc), AND Include a picture of your vaccination card as proof of full vaccination (Card must reflect two weeks past your 2nd dose. We will not keep this photo on file. Once your full vaccination has been recorded in our data base we will delete the photo correspondence, and you will not need to provide it again for future events.) 

4. WAIT TO RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION NUMBER: If there is space that becomes available you will receive a confirmation number from the Spiritual Program Department.

In order to keep everyone safe, there is a very limited number of seats available, so please email/text us as soon as possible. EMAILING/TEXTING US IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF A SPOT IN THE GOMPA. Please assume you will be joining the event online via Zoom, unless you have received a confirmation number from the Spiritual Program Department inviting you to join us . There will be no extra charge for the teaching to join us live and in-person.

Masks will be required at all times indoors, as well as proof of vaccination, and observance of proper social distancing.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we navigate these new and often changing situations, during this pandemic. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe while also finding a way to cultivate community and connection.

*We are able to offer this event due to the kindness and generosity of folks like you. All donations received to register for this event goes towards supporting Jhado Rinpoche’s visit, and the up-keep and running of Land of Medicine Buddha. To inquire about scholarships to the online teachings, please contact: .

INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you are located outside the United States, you may pay your registration donation by clicking HERE.

Date(s): Saturday Dec 11th & Sunday Dec 12th, 2021
Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche, Ven. Steve Carlier
Type of event:
Number of sessions: 2 consecutive evenings
Level: All
Participation: Attend both sessions
Location: Online Via Zoom
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