On our site you will find teachings by Ngakchang Karma Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche, information about our retreat land, Trekchod Ling, links to our projects both completed and in the works, such as Akash Navayana Buddhist Association and the short animation of "The Legend of The Great Stupa" terma, as well as the myriad services and products on our Dharma Concierge Shop - from powerful DVD Prayer Wheels to custom ritual implements and bespoke yidam retreats at Trekchod Ling.
Rinpoche was ordained in 1993 as a Ngakpa Lama by the Very Venerable Karma Thinley Rinpoche IV and was given the title Ngakchang, meaning "holder, wielder, and transmitter of mantric power". He is a Western Lama who, for more than half a century, has practiced and taught Lord Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings. He is from the Ngakpa order of Upasakas - male and female householder yogins - and is considered a meditation master in the Maha Ati (Dzogchen) and Mahamudra (Chagchen) Vajrayana meditation traditions. Rinpoche received a Ph.D. in Education and Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. He has written two books on Buddhist practice and poetry and has created two Buddhist musical DVDs. One of Rinpoche's goals is to integrate Buddhist and Western pedagogy. He is dedicated to fulfilling Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar's vision for justice and social equality for the Dalit Community and offers a free online Buddhist diksha refuge blessing ceremony through his non-profit, Akash Navayana Buddhist Association. Rinpoche is also dedicated to flourishing the Buddha Dharma through the arts and is directing and producing an animated short of The Legend of the Great Stupa and aspires to create a full length animated telling of the Life Story of Guru Rinpoche. He currently offers teachings in the forms of small practice booklets and commentaries but the sangha hopes to bring Rinpoche's teachings onto an online platform as well as build a retreat center for him to teach at called Trekchod Ling.
We would like to announce the posting of Rinpoche's paper on Parmenides' Proem on our site. Rinpoche would like all of his students to read this paper. This 1997 paper was originally part of Rinpoche's Masters studies at CSULB in Philosophy as an independent study. In March 2015, Rinpoche was invited to present this paper at the 17th Annual Society of Phenomenology and Media in San Diego, California.
The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the starting point and procedures in translating the Greek text of 'Parmenides' fragment 1 (Alethea Proem) into liturgical Tibetan.
We are looking at a person or persons who would be interested in translating English to Tibetan and Spanish to English and Spanish to Tibetan. We are developing a methodology for inter lingual translations. We wish to begin with Rinpoche’ s three categories of truth chart. This chart is based on yogacara epistemology. Rinpoche has found it very useful for deconstructing Dharma teachings and college and university comparative philosophy and religion courses. We will then progress to translating short excerpts from Western philosophers and theologians texts. For example Heraclitus’ fragment, “Never the same stream,” Plato’s “Khora” vis-a-vis shunyata, Aristotle’s hypokeimenon, David Hume's “on religion,” and Martin Heidegger’s “thinking the beginning.”
In 1989, Sogyal Rinpoche requested Rinpoche record HHDL's first Dzogchen teaching in the west at San Jose. Here is a preview.
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