Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa
The Guhyasamaja Center follows the Tibetan Gelug tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa, the same lineage as His Holiness The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. The Gelug School is the largest of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded by Je Tsongkhapa in the 15th century, this tradition integrates the methodical study and practice of the sutras and tantras as transmitted by Je Tsongkhapa and his successors. The Gelug School is based in part upon the older Kadam lineage which derived from the teachings of Jowo Je Atisha. The central teachings of the Gelug School are Lamrim, based on the teachings of Atisha, and the systematic cultivation of the view of emptiness.
The center is one of 160+ centers affiliated with The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). In Mahayana Buddhism in particular, much emphasis is placed on doing your homework with regard to finding suitable teachers to guide you. Here is some information about FPMT's teacher and facilitator policies, plus details on each of our teachers and facilitators for your reference.
All center classes and other teaching events are led by qualified instructors who follow FPMT's policy concerning teachers and facilitators. Per this policy, resident teachers of FPMT centers are approved and appointed by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Other teachers must be registered with FPMT after having received a certificate of completion for one of FPMT's more comprehensive educational programs. Additional criteria such as the completion of meditation retreats and other studies with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche are also part of the process of becoming a certified FPMT teacher.
Facilitators who meet FPMT criteria to lead introductory classes are approved by the center. And, unless otherwise noted, any guest teachers teaching at the center follow the Tibetan Gelug tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa and are also registered as teachers by FPMT.
- “May this tradition of the Conqueror, Losang Dragpa, That takes the emptiness explained in the Causal Vehicle (sutra), And the great bliss that is achieved through the Resultant Means (tantra), Conjoined with the essence of the collection of eighty-four thousand teachings flourish." — Extracted from His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Speech…Read More
- "If you have a sense of caring for others, you will manifest a kind of inner strength in spite of your own difficult situations and problems. With this strength, your problems will seem less significant and bothersome. By going beyond your own problems and taking care of others, you gain…Read More
- "The way to solve problems in your life is to open your heart to others and think differently." — Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual director of The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), is the reincarnation of the Sherpa Nyingma yogi Kunsang Yeshe,…Read More
- "[Dharma] study dispels the darkness of ignorance in our minds. Also, the wealth of understanding gained by study can never be stolen by others; it will be with you forever. When you have difficult times, your understanding will help you and allow you to distinguish between bad choices and good…Read More
- Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in Manang/Nepal in 1967 as the second of 5 sons. He attended Kopan monastery at the age of 9 in around 1976/1977 and was ordained by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and given the ordained name as Thubten Sherab.After 10 years of study in Kopan, he…Read More
- "Buddhism asserts that a good, happy life is determined not by anything external but rather by the quality of our minds and hearts in each moment of life. Regardless of what we do or don't do externally, a life spent cultivating wisdom and compassion is a good life." — Dr. Lorne…Read More