White Lotus Buddhist Center is happy to announce that Khenpo Konchok Monlam will be in residence for approximately three months this year (2017) starting the end of January. A highly educated Lama in the Drikung Kagyu lineage, he received the title of Khenpo (Abbott) in 2009 from H.H. Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche. Khenpo has been teaching for eleven years at Kagyu College in Dehra Dun, India. His main areas are Buddhist philosophy, Madhyamika, and Tibetan Grammar. In addition, Monlam has authored a book on basic Buddhist teachings for the young monks at Drikung Kagyu Institute. He has, in recent years, visited Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Germany teaching at Dharma centers there.
While in Rochester, Khenpo will lead our practices, teach ritual and basic Buddhist tenents and answer questions about practice as translation permits. In addition, he will teach on Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said, “If I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.”
Teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara:
February 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM February 18-19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (lunch break 12-2 pm)
March 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM March 18 & 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (lunch break 12-2 pm)
April 21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM April 22 & 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (lunch break 12-2 pm)
Cost of each weekend is on a sliding scale: $115-$150 per weekend. Please choose the Donate button and enter the amount you are offering between $115-$150 for each weekend you plan to attend. Add a note stating the dates you are registering for:
If you wish to come to just a few sessions (morning or afternoon or evening), the cost is $35/session. Be sure to add a note stating which sessions you plan to attend.
More informal teachings will be added as time and translation permits. Please check back from time to time as we update the schedule – or, request to join our email list by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be Khenpo’s first trip to the United States. Let’s give him a warm welcome at the first official event – a Sangha Potluck on Saturday, January 28, 6:00 PM at the Dharma Center, 815 Park Ave, (2nd floor of Immanuel Baptist Church), Rochester NY 14607.