Cancelled Due To Travel Issues Human Rights In Tibet

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Join us for this precious opportunity to hear directly from a relative of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, Venerable Geshe Jamyang Nyima.

Recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a reincarnated lama in the 1980s, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was a community leader and a staunch advocate for the protection and preservation of Tibetan culture, religion, and way of life for decades. Rinpoche studied at Drepung Gomang Monastery in India and our past Abbot, Khensur Rinpoche Yonten Dhamchoe, was his root teacher. Rinpoche built seven monasteries, oversaw the construction of an old people’s home, a school for orphans and children from poor families and spoke out in defense of Tibet’s fragile environment.

In 2002, Rinpoche was arrested on false charges of exploding bombs and distributing separatist leaflets. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was widely respected by the people (both Tibetan and Chinese) in his home county of Lithang in eastern Tibet. Over 40,000 of them signed their names to a petition asking for the Delek’s release, each attesting to their signature by adding a thumbprint in red ink. Every single one of the 40,000 Tibetan signers knew that they risked their freedom and perhaps their lives by speaking out for the Tenzin Delek Rinpoche.

Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpcohe, 65, was denied access to medical treatment even though deterioration of his health was reported as early as 2009. After he died in prison, his body was not returned to his family for proper rituals.

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Venerable Geshe Jamyang Nyima was born in 1965 in Kham Lithang, Tibet. At the age of 13 Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche taught him Tibetan Language and memorizing classical Buddhist Texts. In 1982 he enrolled at Lithang Jamchen Chokhor ling. In 1989 he escaped from Tibet to Dharamsala where he had an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, then he joined Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India. After 24 years of study he received his Geshe Lharampa Degree (PhD in Buddhism) in 2007. He served as Chanzoe of Drepung Gomang Monastery from 2008 to 2011. Since July 2011 he has been a Sutra and Tantra teacher of Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala. Geshela is in the US for a year teaching at Ithaca Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in New York. He is a classmate of Geshe Rapgyal.
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By: Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion

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