Geshe Thupten Jinpa

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Geshe Thupten Jinpa

Postby wangdak » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:11 pm

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Thupten Jinpa was born in Tibet in 1958 and trained as a monk at Zongkar Chode Monastery in southern India. He later joined the monastic university at Shartse College of Ganden and taught Buddhist epistemology, metaphysics, Middle Way philosophy and psychology. Jinpa also holds at Bachelor's Degree in Western Philosophy and a PhD in Religious Studies from Cambridge University. Since 1985 he has been the principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and has traveled extensively with him. Jinpa has translated and edited more than 10 books by the Dalai Lama. From 1996 to 1999, Jinpa was the Margaret Smith Research Fellow in Eastern Religion at Girton College, Cambridge University. He currently is president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics in Montreal, Canada, and the editor-in-chief of the translation project The Library of Tibetan Classics, being developed by the institute. inpa is also on the advisory board of various educational and cultural organizations, such as the Mind and Life Institute, the Orient Foundation, the Meridien Trust, Global Ethics and Religion and the Manjushri Buddhist Online Community. He is currently an adjunct professor at McGill University. Thupten Jinpa lives in Montreal with his wife and two young daughters.

I think we should have a topic here about this great and humble man. If you have some audio teachings, articles or videos by Thupten Jinpa, you can post it here. :smile: Thank you.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5168070

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBu8dEdsLqs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT99oef6kQg

http://ccare.stanford.edu/content/compa ... pten-jinpa
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Re: Geshe Thupten Jinpa

Postby JKhedrup » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:22 pm

The humility is what impresses me the most. Certainly his abilities and intelligence are extraordinary, but unlike many of those with great capacity, GTJ remains down to earth, relating to each human being one at a time.
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
-Atisha Dipamkara
brtsal ba'i bkhra drin
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Re: Geshe Thupten Jinpa

Postby PorkChop » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:03 pm

He's one of the guys I'd really like to meet.
I've been a big fan for a long time.
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