15th Ngari Rinpoche
will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.
St. John's College Lecture
Tendzin Choegyal is the youngest brother of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He was born in Lhasa in 1946, and at the age of four was recognized as the 15th Ngari Rinpoche (like Dalai Lama, a title that is passed through reincarnation). He began his monastic education in Lhasa at Drepung Monastery in 1953 at the age of 7, where he remained until he fled with the Dalai Lama and his family in 1959. Rinpoche enrolled in St. Joseph's College in Darjeeling, India, from which he graduated in 1969. That year he left the monastic order and spent the next two years studying in India and abroad. In 1971, Ngari Rinpoche joined the Central Tibetan Administration (Tibetan Government in Exile), where he remained until 1988. In 1991, Rinpoche was elected to the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, where he served until 1995. Rinpoche lives in the Kashmir Cottage in Dharamsala, India.
Spring Program 2005
Jan 22, Jan 29, Thursday Feb 3, Feb 12, Tuesday Feb 22, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Apr 2, Apr 16.