Pedagogy in Religious Studies in Contemporary Tibet: The Kagyu Tradition at Larung Gar Buddhist AcademyPosted: March 21, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW Room 503
Washington, DC 20052
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Khenpo Jamyang Gyaltsen is the director of training for the Kagyu tradition at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Serthar county of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. He is currently one of the main teachers at Larung Gar, which is the largest monastic institution in Tibet. Originally from Nyarong, Khenpo joined Tshokha monastery at 17 before spending several years in meditation. He was an attendant to Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok and traveled to India in 2002 where he was designated by 17th Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu tradition, to oversee the reconstruction of monasteries in Kham.
The visit of Khenpo Jamyang Gyaltsen to GWU is in conjunction with Columbia University Modern Tibetan Studies. Khenpo’s visit to GW is supported by Machik, the Global Gender Program and Sigur Center for Asian Studies.