Mystical Dimensions of Tsongkhapa with Thupten Jinpa (Live Stream)

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10:00 am Pacific (up to 2 hours)

Esteemed scholar and practitioner, Dr. Thupten Jinpa, returns to the Sacred Stream to explore the intersection of mysticism and theory in the life and teachings of revered Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tsongkhapa. Tsongkhapa was a key figure in the Ganden Renaissance and a great contributor to the evolution of Tibetan Buddhist thought. Thupten Jinpa’s book, Tsongkhapa: A Buddha in the Land of Snows, is considered the quintessential biography on this great master. In his talk, Jinpa will discuss the relevance of Tsongkhapa’s teachings today and explore the often-overlooked mystical dimension that was a significant part of Tsongkhapa’s life and work. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. Proceeds for this talk go to the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Khangsten.

Dr. Thupten Jinpa is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, former monk, and has received the Geshe Lharam degree, as well as a Ph.D. in religious studies from Cambridge University. He has been the principal English translator to the Dalai Lama since 1985. A professor at McGill University, he has translated and edited more than ten books by the Dalai Lama and many of his own. He established the Institute of Tibetan Classics, where as president and editor-in-chief, he is helping preserve Tibet’s rich intellectual, spiritual, and artistic heritage through the translation of many of its seminal texts. He is also an active board member of the Mind and Life Institute, the Founder and Chairman of Compassion Institute, and is a visiting research scholar at the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences at Stanford University.

Please note, this event will be between one and a half to two hours in length depending on questions. Please plan accordingly.

Registration Fee: $30
Early Registration before November 11: $25
Students: $15 (Contact

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