“Coping with Anxiety”
Monday, January 2, 7pm
623 N. Rendon
Ven. Zilkar (Thupten Legsha) Rinpoche
is a fully ordained Bikshu, practitioner and scholar of Buddhism. Zilkar Rinpoche is considered to be the reincarnation of Khentrul Sherab Jigme, who was the throne holder of Zilkar monastery and reincarnation of Yogi Damchoe Jigme, an emanation of the
The current Zilkar Rinpoche was recognized at nine months old as a reincarnated lama by H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, a junior tutor to H.H. the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche received Getsul ordination from H.H. Ling Rinpoche, a senior tutor to H.H. the Dalai Lama. Later, H.H. the Dalai Lama recognized Rinpoche as the reincarnation of Khentrul Sherab Jigme. Rinpoche received both Getsul and full ordination from H.H. the Dalai Lama at Dzogchen monastery. Khensur Ngawang Legden took great care of Rinpoche’s studies and practice.
Rinpoche had always received the first position in every Buddhist philosophical debate and
other examinations including his final Lharam geshe degree and tantric exam from
Gyurme Tantric University. Rinpoche has received many teachings from great teachers, including H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Ling Rinpoche, H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Dhenma Lochoe Rinpoche, Khensur Ngawang Legden, Geshe Ngawang Choesang, Choedhen Rinpoche, Kyabje Penang Rinpoche, and Rato Khyonglha Rinpoche. Rinpoche started teaching Buddhist philosophy and practice when he was fifteen in Sera monastery and since then has dedicated his life to the teaching and practice of Buddha Shakyamuni in Sera Mahayana Monastic University, Gyurme Tantric College, Buddhist Centers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Europe, and America.