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Wisdom of the Elders | Buddhist Film Series

July 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wisdom of the Elders

Presented by Jamyang London Buddhist Centre, it is Buddhist Film Series that will include archival footage, feature films, documentaries, animation, and short films curated in partnership with the Meridian Trust and the Tibet Film Festival London.

About the Buddhist Film Series:

The series features two archival film recordings of precious Buddhist teachings shared from the archives of the Meridian Trust.

My Life in Brief

This is a video recording of a teaching given by Khensur Pema Gyaltsen Rinpoche at Lam Rim Wales in 1984. Born in Kham (Eastern Tibet) in 1908, he walked to Lhasa as a teenager to study at Drepung Monastery where he was awarded his Geshe Lharampa degree, eventually becoming Abbot in 1954. Along with many of his fellow monks, he escaped Tibet in 1959 and continued leading the Drepung monks at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Khensur Pema Gyaltsen Rinpoche served as Abbot of the newly established Drepung monastery in South India until his death in 1985. This teaching was translated by the late Geshe Namgyal Wangchen (1934 – 2016), Jamyang London Buddhist Centre’s first resident teacher.

Spiritual Life in a Material World with Tulku Phara Khenchen Rinpoche

Meridian Trust are kindly sponsoring tea and coffee for those who would like to come and meet Phara Khenchen Rinpoche at Jamyang Courtyard Café before the screening, starting from 6pm.

This is a video recording of a teaching by a Geshe Namgyal Wangchen at the Manjushri Centre (now Jamyang London Buddhist Centre) in 1982. It is full of advice and encouragement for those who live and practice Dharma in the modern world and the importance of motivation. We are honoured to be joined by Tulku Phara Khenchen Rinpoche for a discussion about his teacher Geshe Namgyal Wangchen after the films.

Tulku Phara Khenchen Rinpoche Recognised by His Holiness as the reincarnation of Khensur Pema Gyaltsen Rinpoche, he was smuggled out of Tibet in 1989 at the age of three. Educated at Drepung Monastery, South India, he was awarded his Geshe degree under the tutelage of his beloved teacher, Geshe Namgyal Wangchen. He is well known for his cheerful, kind and humble personality, as well as his profound and powerful spiritual qualities.


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July 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Road
London, London SE11 4NA United Kingdom
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