The Three Principal Aspects of the Path
with Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Delek
We are extremely fortunate to host the renowned Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek for teachings. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has given Khensur Rinpoche many leadership roles over the years:
- In 2002, he was appointed Lama Oze (the highest position except Abbot) at Gyumey Tantric Monastery, and later became Abbot in 2005.
- In 2011, he was appointed Abbot of Sed-Gud Monastic Institute of Buddhist Studies – Salugra (West Bengal).
- He was enthroned to the seat of Abbot of Sera Jey Monastery in 2012.
Khensur Rinpoche is one of the foremost teachers of the “Five Major Texts” at Sera Jey and one of the last living masters educated at Sera Jey Monastery in Tibet. As a Buddhist scholar and teacher, and as former abbot, Khensur Rinpoche has traveled far and wide to teach and guide people on the Buddhist path. He is revered for his vast knowledge of the Sutras, his years of practice, his simple demeanor and warm personality.
Rinpoche will be teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa’s famous text, Three Principal Aspects of the Path. He described the three principal aspects of the path as renunciation, bodhicitta, and wisdom. These may seem like lofty topics reserved for philosophers and scholars. But when we rephrase these terms, it is evident that they are the heart essence of a delightful and tranquil life:
Renunciation — Moving towards genuine unwavering happiness.
Bodhicitta — Realizing our highest potential, so we can be kind to everyone everywhere.
Wisdom — Curiosity to understand the nature of our reality.
Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Delek will explain this succinct text that brilliantly presents the entire Buddhist path. We will learn how relevant and practical these teachings are for us, as a guide to living well.
Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), was an eloquent philosopher instrumental in the development and flourishing of Buddhism in Tibet.
About the Teacher
His eminence Jetsun Lobsang Palden, the 73rd abbot of Sera Jey Monastic University, was born in 1936. At the age of twelve, he joined Dhargye Monastic School and memorized all traditional monastic scriptures as well as studied basic Buddhist epistemology and other texts.
At the age of seventeen, he joined Sera Jey Monastery and studied all major Buddhist texts. In 1959, he fled to India and continued his studies at Buxar in north India. In 1965, he studied at Central University for Tibetan studies, Varanasi, and received the Acharya degree.
In 2005, he was enthroned as the 73rd abbot of Sera Jey Monastic University and made great contribution to both spiritual and administrative fields. Moreover, he devoted most of his time to give teachings and oral transmissions on Buddhist scriptural resources to scores of pupil monks.