Khenpo Jamyang Lobshal goes to Washington D.C. as a Visiting Scholar

Venerable Khenpo Jamyang Lobshal, Principal of Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute in Bir, India, is spending a semester as a visiting scholar at the George Washington University Department of Religion in Washington, D.C. Khenpo Jamyang’s visit is sponsored by a grant from Khyentse Foundation to the university.

Khenpo is giving lectures at the university on Mādhyamaka philosophy and on the Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra by Śāntideva, and he is also working on various research projects with Assistant Research Professor Ani Kunga Chodron. He is being hosted by Sakya Phuntsok Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Meditation, where he is giving a series of courses on Mādhyamaka philosophy, Buddhist logic, and debate, at the invitation of Sakya Phuntsok Ling Spiritual Director Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen. In his spare time, Khenpo Jamyang is continuing his studies of the English language.

“This opportunity to teach Buddhist philosophy at a western university and to help to translate these ideas into English has been a very important experience for me,” says Khenpo. “And I thank the Khyentse Foundation for making this possible.”