COMPLETED–KHENPO PEMA WANGDAK teaches at EC on Saturday, Aug. 25 & Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

September 2, 2012 by  
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Khenpo Pema Wangdak will teach on LOJONG or 7 Point Mind Training. This deep, comprehensive Buddhist mind-training was taught over 1,000 years ago.

PLACE–Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center   DAY/TIME8/25 10 am to 12:30 pm & 2 pm to 4:30 pm (Bring lunch.)  8/26 10 am to 12:30 pm only        Donation requested–$45 for all three sessions, $20 for one session.

Brief Biography of Khenpo Pema Wangdak

In 1982, he was sent to the West by His Holiness Sakya Trizin,  as the first of the younger generation of Tibetan teachers in America from the Sakya School.
In 1989 Lama Pema founded the Vikramasila Foundation which encompasses the Palden Sakya Centers in New York and  three other states.
Lama Pema is the creator of “Bur Yig”–Tibetan Braille, and the founder of Pema Ts’al (English for Lotus Grove) Schools in Mundgod, India (for Tibetan lay children); Pokara, Nepal (monastic schools for boys); and Pema Ts’al School in New York City, with a curriculum modeled on that of Sakya College, India. The Pema Ts’al School in New York City provides a traditional Buddhist education of monastic training and study, in the format of Western university teaching.

Lama Pema was recognized with the title of “Khenpo” by His Holiness Sakya Trizin in 2007. He received the distinguished  “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” award by the National Ethical Coalition of Organizations in May, 2009 at Ellis Island for his humanitarian work around the world. Lama Pema is the first Tibetan ever to have received such an award.


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