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Khenpo: The term khenpo is a spiritual degree given in Tibetan Buddhism. In the Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya traditions, the title is awarded usually after a period of 13 years of intensive study after secondary school level studies, and is considered much like a spiritual Bachelor's. Similar titles of lower standing are De Nod Dzin Pa, and Shor Phon. In the Gelug tradition, the title khenpo refers to either a senior monk who ordains new monastics, or the abbot of a monastery. A comparable title in the Gelug lineage is Geshe.

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Google previewSecret Agenda (2009)

by Jerry Banks

Khenpo is a German by birth.

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of South Asia (2015)

by Jivanta Schottli, Subrata K. Mitra, Siegried Wolf

The Je Khenpo, or 'chief abbot', is the administrative head of the influential Drukpa monk body and the chairman of the Council for Ecclesiastical Affairs ( Dratshang Lhentshog). Equal in status (but not in power) to the King, the Je Khenpo has ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Tibet (2012)

by John Powers, David Templeman

Kanjur Kardze Karmapa Kashag kata Kelsang Kham Khedrub khenpo khora. Alchi Amdo Amnye bardo Barkhor Barom Belden Beltsek Beyul Buton Chakna Chamdo Changthang Chenrezi chidar chö Chodrak Chodron Chodrub Choedrak ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Mongolia (2010)

by Alan J. K. Sanders

The Russian imperial government approached the Dalai Lama through the Jazvzandamba, and contact was established by a Buryat lama, Dorjieff (also known as Tsenyi Khenpo and Ngawang Lozang). The Dalai Lama sent a letter to the tsar ...

Google previewA Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2013)

by John Powers

London: Oxford University Press, 1963 Gyaltsen, Khenpo Könchog. The Garland of Mahamudra Practices. Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1986 Gyatso, Tenzin (fourteenth Dalai Lama). Kindness, Clarity and Insight. Jeffrey Hopkins, tr. Ithaca: Snow Lion ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Buddhism (2004)

by Damien Keown

Khenpo (Tib., mkhan-po; Skt, pandita). A Tibetan title for a high-ranking teacher or the head of a monastery or monastic college. Khmer. Ancient kingdom roughly corresponding to present-day *Cambodia. Though in contact with both *India ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

Similarly, although some Gelukpa lamas, such as the late-18thcentury writer Sumpa Khenpo (Sum-pa mKhan-po), extolled the virtues of an orthodox and exclusive core of Gelukpa tradition, others, such as the Fifth Dalai Lama, sought ...

Google previewThe Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (2013)

by Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr.

the scholar Mkhan po Sngags ga ( Khenpo ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania (2009)

by Barbara A. West

The religious leader was titled Je Khenpo or Dharma Raja and the secular one, Druk Desi or Deb Raja. The secular leader could also be a monk but was always selected to serve a three-year term; the selection committee in the early decades ...

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Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche Ringing the Gong and Explaining Its Meaning

On July 22, 2014 at Padma Samye Ling during the 2014 Summer Dzogchen Retreat on the Jewel Garland of Four Dharmas by the great master Longchenpa, ...

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