The Venerable Jampa Rinpoche

The following article is from the Winter, 1994 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

Losel Shedrup Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center announces the arrival of a new resident teacher, the Venerable Jampa Rinpoche from Drepung Loseling Monastery in India. We are very grateful to Rinpoche for his kind willingness to share his vast knowledge with us by teaching at our centers in Atlanta, Knoxville and Mineral Bluff, GA, and by accepting invitations to travel and teach throughout the United States.

Born in Tawo, Kham, Tibet in 1936, Jampa Rinpoche is the first reincarnation of the great practitioner, physician-adept Gonpo Rinchen. Jampa Rinpoche was recognized at the age of 3, and his initial education took place at the hermitage of his predecessor in Kham.

During this time Rinpoche received teachings from all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He was ordained as a novice monk at the age of 13 and at 18 he entered Drepung Loseling Monastery in Lhasa for advanced studies and practices. While pursuing his studies, Jampa Rinpoche received many rare transmissions and empowerments and spent many years in retreat.

Rinpoche has studied with many great teachers and was a very close disciple of Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, senior tutor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Throughout his lite, Rinpoche has always worked to help others, not only through giving spiritual teachings, but also through making use of the many healing techniques handed down to him through his lineage. Due to his mastery of these healing practices, Rinpoche is highly capable of alleviating the suffering of others and is frequently requested to give consultation and advice to those suffering from various physical and mental imbalances.

We are deeply honored and grateful to Drepung Loseling Monastery for assigning such a highly realized and great teacher as Jampa Rinpoche to our Center.

Jampa Rinpoche will be offering many weekend workshops on a variety of topics. For further information contact: Losel Shedrup Ling, 5840 Allen Court, Atlanta, GA 30328. Tel:404-231-4128.

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