2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
At the New York premiere film screening of Precious Guru, hear from filmmaker Marc Wennberg, Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche from Palyul Dharma Center- Guru Lhakhang NYC and along with members of the United Bhutanese Association of New York (UBANY) who will discuss the Guru Rinpoche’s connection to Bhutanese culture and beyond.
Before the film, members of the UBANY will offer a dance and song of prayer to Padmasambhava。 A short discussion and Q&A with UBANY Culture Director Karma Deki, Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche of Palyul Dharma center – Guru Lhakhang and the film’s director follow the screening。
Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche was born in Bhutan in 1965. After completing secondary school in 1986, he joined Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, the prestigious Buddhist studies and research center, at Namdroling Monastery in Mysore. At the Institute he studied under Khenchen Pema Sherab, Khenpo Namdrol Tsering, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso, and other visiting professors, including Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok and Khenpo Pema Tsewang from Tibet. He completed the Shedra program in 1995 and joined the Institute staff, teaching there for three years. He was formally enthroned as Khenpo by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in 1998 and was assigned by His Holiness to teach at the Buddhist college at Palyul monastery in Tibet. He is the main resident master at.
Tashi Chodron, Himalayan Cultural Programs & Partnerships
Photographs by Jon Schechner
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