Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Khenpo Pema Wangdak
“There is no fortitude like patience,” wrote the Indian master Shantideva.
No one explains more beautifully and imperatively the Lord Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings on the treasured virtue of patience than Shantideva in his great work, A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. Drawing on Shantideva’s guide, the Venerable Khenpo Pema Wangdak will explain why patience is not only an indispensable part of spiritual development, but the foundation of good health, peace of mind, and success in all our undertakings.
The value of patience will be presented as a force indispensably consistent with the survival and perpetuation of peace and genuine happiness. Patience is the basis of successful relationships with friends and foes alike. Like armor and a shield, it can protect us from inner and outer harm, and assure victory over all adversaries.
Come learn about these teachings on patience, and discover through your own experiments and practice, the power of patience.
This workshop includes discussion, meditation on the subject of patience, and a Q&A session.
A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$395 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird rate of $345 expires on 1/3/20
This program can be taken individually or as part of the Meditative & Contemplative Studies Training program.
New York Open Center
In 1982, Khenpo Pema Wangdak was sent to the West by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, as the first of the younger generation of Tibetan teachers in America from the Sakya School. In 1989 Khenpo Pema founded the Vikramasila Foundation. The Foundation encompasses the Palden Sakya Centers in New York City, Woodstock, NY, Philmont, NY, Englewood, NJ, Springfield, VT, Portland, ME, and Dayton OH. The Palden Sakya Centers offer courses in Tibetan Buddhist studies and meditation. Khenpo Pema is the creator of “Bur Yig”–Tibetan Braille, and the founder of Pema Ts’al (English for Lotus Grove) Schools in Mundgod, India (for Tibetan lay children); Pokhara, Nepal (monastic schools for boys); and Pema Ts’al School in New York City, with a curriculum modeled on that of Sakya College, India. Khenpo Pema was recognized with the title of “Khenpo” by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen in 2007. He received the distinguished “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” award by the National Ethical Coalition of Organizations in May, 2009 at Ellis Island for his humanitarian work around the world. Khenpo Pema is the first Tibetan ever to have received such an award. Khenpo Pema has been guiding Western students for 35 years, and he continues to travel and teach extensively to Dharma centers around the world.