Sera Jey Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek
Visits Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Līon’s Roar Dharma Center is pleased and excited to announce that Ven. Geshe Lobsang Delek Rinpoche, 75 Abbot of Sera Jey Monastic University, will be visiting Do Nga Dargey Temple at Lion’s Roar Dharma Center on Saturday, January 14, 2023 and Zanabazar Temple on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Go here to register for either of the empowerments listed below, and go here to make a donation.

Vajrayogini Empowerment at Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

During his visit to Lion’s Roar he will bestow the Vajrayogini Highest Yoga Tantric Empowerment. The empowerment and teaching will be in Tibetan and English. You may attend in person or online, but see below for requirements and restrictions.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Highest Yoga Tantric Vajrayogini initiation that Khensur Rinpoche will offer.

Students may choose to take the initiation as a blessing only or to receive a full initiation ~ see below for requirements.

Students who choose to receive a full initiation must:

  • Attend in person at Lion’s Roar Dharma Center;
  • Have taken refuge.
  • Understand that taking these initiations includes taking bodhisattva vows and tantric vows – both of which will be given during the initiation.
    Understand that they will be given commitments of a daily practice connected to the initiation deity. Including a promise to do Six Session Guru Yoga.
  • Have an intellectual understanding of the three principal aspects of the path.

Students who take the initiation as a blessing only:

  • Do not need to take refuge or any vows.
  • Will not be bound to a commitment of a daily practice.
  • May attend in person, online via Zoom, or via live stream on YouTube (note: the recording of the YouTube live stream will NOT be saved or available to view after the initiations).
  • Khensur Rinpoche highly encourages students (who are NOT receiving a full initiation) to take the initiation as a blessing, as this is still a rare and very auspicious opportunity.

Go here to register for either of the empowerments listed below, and go here to make a donation.

White Tara Empowerment at Zanabazar Temple

Ven. Geshe Lobsang Delek will confer a White Tara empowerment at Zanabazar Temple. The teaching and empowerment will be in Tibetan and Mongolian only. In person attendance is required for this empowerment. It will not be recorded.

Requirements are the same as noted above for the Vajrayogini Empowerment.

Go here to register for either of the empowerments listed below, and go here to make a donation.

About Ven. Jetsun Geshe Lobsang Delek

Born in the year 1939 at Khantse Pantso (Karze) in Tibet to Tsewang Pantso (father) and Dhonyo Lhamo (mother). At a very young age of 7, he was initiated at his native Karze Monastery in Tibet. And it was at this monastery, he received his initial education in Tibetan language and formal training in prayer manuals and later on higher Buddhist texts.

At the age of 8, he took the Getsul (Sramanera) ordination from the previous incarnation of Trungsar Rinpoche, at his native monastery in Karze.

On reaching the age of 17, he left his native monastery and went to Lhasa, to pursue higher studies in Buddhist philosophy at Sera Jey Monastery.

In the year 1959, he with fellow monks escaped Tibet and took refuge in India, following His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s arrival in India. He continued his studies and practice at the special rehabilitation camp in Buxa – West Bengal, which was specifically created as the interim base to preserve the unique religion and culture of Tibet.

In the year 1965, he took the Gelong (Bikshu) ordination from His Holiness The Dalai Lama at Dhramsala. And in the early 1970’s moved to South India with the group of 200 native monks of Sera Jey – temporarily based at Buxa, to re-establish Sera Jey Monastery at Bylakuppe (Mysore District). He had the good fortune to study under the tutorship of renowned scholars – the then Abbot – Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Wangchuk and Gyudmed Khensur Dorjee Tashi.

He graduated the Karam (Masters) Lopon (M. Phil) and Lharam Geshe (Ph.D) with first position. He received his Lharam Geshe (Ph.D) graduation in the year 1987.

Following the Lharam Geshe graduation, he committed his entire time to teachings at the monastery. In 1994, he was appointed as the Chief Disciplinarian of Gyudmed Tanric Monastery, one of the two main Tantric Monasteries of Gelug tradition. And later in the following year, he was elected as the Chief Disciplinarian of Sera Jey Monastery.

In 2002, he was appointed the Lama Oze (the highest position next before the Abbot) of Gyudmed Tantric Monastery – Gurupura, by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. After completing the three year tenure of Lama Oze, he was appointed to the Abbot of Gyudmed Tantric Monastery by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He successfully completed the three year Abbot tenure in 2008.

In the year 2011, he was appointed the Abbot of Sed-Gud Monastic Institute of Buddhist Studies – Salugara (West Bengal) by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

He was enthroned to the seat of Abbot of Sera Jey Monastery on 6th May 2012. His successive appointment to eminent positions marks a very special significance within the monastic tradition. For the vast knowledge of the Sutras that he possess and years of practice, blessed with a simple demeanour has casted a very special and unique personality that is revered by all.

As a Buddhist scholar and teacher and as the abbot of the monastery, he is obliged to travel far and wide to share and guide devotee communities on the knowledge and wisdom of Buddha’s noble philosophy.

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