Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will begin this Sunday series with basic meditation instruction and then focus on the Eight Verses of Mind Training by Geshe Langri Tangpa. This teaching is particularly useful when we encounter negative people. The verses teach us how to free ourselves from the demon of self-cherishing and give rise to bodhichitta. They teach us how to remain calm so that we are better able to help others.
Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was born in Nepal and entered the monastery at age thirteen. In 1981, Lama Tenpa and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche enrolled in the first class of Rumtek Monastery’s Karma Shri Nalanda Institute in Sikkim, India. Lama Tenpa completed his studies with an Acharya degree in 1991. Following his graduation, he taught Buddhist philosophy at the institute for two years. Under the guidance of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, he then entered a three-year retreat in Pullahari, Nepal.
From 1997 to 2004, Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was the resident teacher at H.H. the 17th Karmapa’s Theksum Tashi Chöling Center in Hamburg, Germany. Since 1998, Lama Tenpa has also been one of the main teachers at Nitartha Institute. Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen is a professor of Buddhist studies and Tibetan language at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches regularly at Nalandabodhi centers around the world.
Note: There are two more sessions – on Sunday April 11th and April 25th