Mipham Shedra is a non-sectarian Vajrayana Buddhist educational institute dedicated to providing dharma education to newcomers and students of all lineages and traditions. Led by esteemed resident Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Lhoppön Rinpoche, students are fortunate to participate in meditations, classes, coursework, retreats and other activities with a revered Lama. It is Lhoppön Rinpoche’s dedication to the Buddha dharma and accessibility to his students that enriches the personal experience of those who attend the Boulder temple. Anyone interested in learning more about Buddha-dharma and Mipham Shedra is welcome and encouraged to join us for our Sunday evening meditations, or to participate in any of our many other programs. =============================================================
March Classes Offered By Mipham Shedra:
Chopon & Choyuk training-learning authentic Tibetan Buddhist Rituals
Saturday, March 15, 2014
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2860 Bluff Street, Boulder, CO
Come & learn to participate in the beautiful, traditional, authentic rituals of Tibetan Buddhism with Lhoppon Rinpoche. Here is a definition of chopon:
Chöpön (Redirected from Chopon)
Chöpön (Wyl. mchod dpon) — the ritual and shrine master in Vajrayana practices.
Traditionally, three principle positions in a monastery are that of the umdzé, the gekkö and the chöpön. The chöpöns, or ‘shrine masters,’ hold the ceremonial knowledge of all the ritual aspects of the traditions that the monastery practises. They oversee preparations for rituals, and act as the master of ceremonies for daily practices, drupchens, and empowerments.
Traditionally, trainee chöpöns (chöyok) are selected from young monks aged between seven to ten years old. Their role is to assist the chöpön and learn how to prepare for, and perform, all the different aspects of ritual. As part of their training they learn how to make offerings, tormas and other materials required for ceremonies.
At the age of fifteen or sixteen these trainees will usually progress to the role of chöpön and will hold this position for three years. Once they have completed their training they may be selected to go onto training as an umdzé or gekkö, to continue as a chöpön, or to enter the monastery’s shedra.
These traditional roles are an integral part of every lineage of practice and are preserved as authentically as possible.
Available by webinar with 48 hour advance notice, price is the same as in person. RSVP by emailing Mipham Shedra.
Cost: Members $45 Non-Members $65
Mipham Shedra Members: $45
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