Khenpo Jamyang – Parting From The Four Attachments – 12th & 13th of May 2018


Biography of Khenpo Jamyang:


Khenpo Jamyang was born in Tibet. He followed the primary school in Tsche De Cheu, a village in South Tibet. He became a monk at Samye Monastery where he practiced rituals, studied Buddhist philosophy, logic, metaphysics and many other aspects of the Tibetan culture with Nawang Gyalpo Rinpoche.

He continued to study Buddhist philosophy and tantric Buddhism with His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, Khenpo Appey Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsul Trim Gyaltsen, Padang Rinpoche and Lama Jamseng Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche Mig Mar in different places and monasteries in Tibet.

He made numerous solitary retreats in the mountains of Tibet.

His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin had chosen Jamyang Rinpoche as the Khenpo of Samye Monastery. Khenpo Jamyang has written a great work on the history of Samye Monastery.

He is currently living in Switzerland, where he is the Lama of Sakya Dechen Ling Baulmes.


Parting From The Four Attachments:


When he reached the age of twelve, the great Sachen Kunga Nyingpo undertook a six-month practice of the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. One day he had a vision, in which he actually saw, amidst a brilliant blaze of light, the holy Lord Mañjuśrī, orange in colour and seated on a jewelled throne, his feet placed flat upon the ground, his hands in the mudrā of explaining the Dharma, and with an attendant bodhisattva on either side.

Mañjuśrī spoke to him:

“If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner;
If you are attached to saṃsāra, you have no renunciation;
If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta;
If there is grasping, you do not have the View.”