Western geshes and khenpos

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Konchog1 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:27 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Virgo » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:26 am

Malcolm is one of the few people who hold the distinguished title of Loppon.

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Malcolm » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:31 am





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby smcj » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:24 am

Don't take me too seriously.

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Punya » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:15 am

It seems like what you mean is that the khenpos have the appropriate training to answer such questions and as far you know the khenpos are all tibetan ie it's about training not ethnicity.

The respected khenpos are the go-to guys because the tibetan incarnate rinpoches don't receive the same kind of education. Well, according to the rinpoches I know anyway.

I don't necessarily agree though with the general premise that non-khenpos or geshes can't be authoritative. My local rinpoche has a very high regard for Robert Thurman, for example. But perhaps you are only talking in the context of Karma Kagyu and your other discussion.
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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Adamantine » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:58 am

Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Konchog1 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:25 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Adamantine » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:43 am

Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Konchog1 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:16 pm

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

Postby Lobsang Chojor » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:41 am

I know this is a dead thread :smile:

But I thought you might like to know that Ven. Tenzin Namdak is preparing for his Geshe exam in May. And, Geshe Graham Woodhouse is a western Geshe who lives in the UK.

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Re: Western geshes and khenpos

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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