Born and raised in Hawaii, Venerable Tenzin Namjong studied philosophy at Princeton. His plan was to do a Ph.D. in philosophy, but he became disillusioned with academic philosophy because “it seemed to have lost the big picture, meaning how we should live our lives.” In Buddhism, he found a rich philosophical tradition that was still very much connected to how we ought to live. Venerable Namjong studied and trained in Zen and Theravada traditions before embracing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, due mainly to the kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He is currently studying in the Geshe study program at Sera Je Monastery in Bylakuppe, India. Venerable Namjong is a registered teacher of the FPMT and teaches in FPMT Centers all over the world. He is currently teaching Discovering Buddhism, a two year Foundation Level Course in Buddhism via Zoom at Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center in Campbell, California.
Events with Venerable Tenzin Namjong
March 31 - April 9, 2023
This Introduction to Buddhism retreat will provide a concise yet complete overview of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. During this course, Venerable Namjong will explore the stages of the path to enlightenment, a genre of Buddhist teaching known as the Lamrim, and give practical instruction in order to help you apply this ancient wisdom to increase peace, happiness, and compassion in your daily life. This retreat will include time for teachings, discussion, and meditation. Meditation practices will include concentration meditation to focus your mind, visualizations, and analytical meditation on Lamrim topics. Topics include: The Life of the Buddha The…