Achok Rinpoche to Speak at the Zen Center
On Saturday, Feb. 26, Achok Rinpoche, an important, young teacher in the Gelugpa tradition, will speak in the zendo of the Zen Center. All are welcome to attend, but please email Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to come, so that we can make certain that there are enough seats.
Ven. Achok Rinpoche was born in eastern India in 1976. At age six he was recognized as the forth reincarnation of Achok Rinpoche. Until the age of ten, the young reincarnation focused on the memorization of basic ritual texts. At age eleven, Rinpoche began his formal training in Buddhist philosophical studies.
In 1998, at the age of 22, Achok Rinpoche sat for the examinations of the Gelugpa Cultural Society and obtained Geshe Lharampa degree with the highest honor. Rinpoche is the youngest monk to obtain such a high honor outside of Tibet.
Currently, Ven. Achok Rinpoche lives in the United States and teaches at Gadenpa Buddhist Center in Long Island City, New York.
Achok Rinpoche's visit is co-sponsored by the Tibetan Practice group at the Zen Center.