For Westerners who seek a Buddhist practice, we find ourselves struggling to embrace a tradition that comes from outside our own culture.
Lama Tsering NgodrupYodsampa, a longtime dharma teacher and native Tibetan, has faced similar challenges. Working currently as a Chaplain at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and married to a Westerner, he has learned to synthesize the dharma with the rhythms of a Western life.
Join us to hear Tsering’s story and to share insights from both Eastern and Western perspectives about what it means to practice dharma in this place and time.
Tsering Ngodup Yodsampa was born in Tibet and lived in exile in Nepal and India where he was educated to preserve the ancient Tibetan culture and how to adept to the new world. Since 1983 he has been living in the West teaching Buddhism, guiding meditation practices and translating for Tibetan Buddhist masters and scholars from all traditions of Tibetan schools of Buddhism.
Karma Kagyu lineage holder, the late Kunzig Shamarpa,m recognized and endorsed him as Lama (spiritual teacher) and advised and blessed him to teach and share his knowledge and experiences.
He is founder of the Bodhi Tree Institute for Dharma study and practice and the Buddhist staff Chaplain in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offering spiritual support/care and instructing meditation to staffs and patients to address their issues relating to physical, emotional and mental.
He is currently living in Lexington MA with his wife and youngest son.
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