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Teachings extracted from the Spiritual Songs of the Saint Jetsun Milarepa

Saturday, February 9, 2013
05:30 pm
Venue : 
Conference Hall, Tibet House
Ven. Choegon Rinpoche
The Saint Jetsun Milarepa (11Cent. AD):  

The Saint Jetsun Milarepa (11Cent. AD) was one of the most widely known Saints in the history of Tibet. In a superhuman effort, he rose above the miseries of his younger life and with the help of his Guru, Jetsun Marpa Lotsawa, took to a solitary life of meditation until he had achieved the pinnacle of the enlightened state. His spiritual lineage was passed down to his chief disciples, Gambopa and Rechung. It was Rechung who recorded in detail the incidents of Jetsun Milarepa's life for posterity. In addition to Rechung's narrative of his life, Jetsun Milarepa taught extensively mostly in the form of extemporaneous spiritual songs throughout his life relevant to the dramatic turns of events of himself and his disciples. These songs have been widely sung and studied in Tibet ever since and have been recorded as the Hundred Thousand Songs (ghur-boom) of Jetsun Milarepa. His faithful devotion, boundless religious zeal, monumental forbearance, superhuman perseverance, and ultimate final attainment are a great inspiration today for all.

The Speaker:  

Ven. Choegon Rinpoche Tenzin Choekyi Gyatso was born in Ladakh to a Tibetan family who escaped from Ngari, the seat of Kailash Manasarovar in Tibet due to the 1959 Communist Chinese invasion of Tibet.

In 1975 at the age of seven, he was recognized by H.H. the Dalai Lama as the 9thincarnation of Dechoe Choegon Rinpoche of Gongkar Dhechen Choekor from Drukpa Kagyud tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Since tender age, Rinpoche went through religious trainings under the guidance of Ga ShayDrup Rinpoche, such as receiving both the common and the unique religious transmissions of empowerment and teachings.

For over ten years since 1988, Rinpoche joined the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala, for higher studies in Buddhist philosophy, epistemology, logic and metaphysics under the tutorship of Ven. Geshe Losang Gyatso and Ven. Geshe Dhamchoe Gyaltsen.

While based in Dheradun, he travels widely within India such as Ladakh and Kinnaur to give teachings and retreats. He also travels abroad to Europe, Taiwan, Malaysia and so forth to give teachings and lead retreats.

Topic: Teachings extracted from the Spiritual Songs of the Saint Jetsun Milarepa

Medium of Speech: Hindi

Speaker: Ven. Choegon Rinpoche

Chairperson: Prof. Hira Paul Gang Negi

                       (Delhi University)

Venue: Conference Hall, Tibet House

Date: February 9, 2013

Time: 05:30 pm

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