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Teachings in Europe with Khenpo Chöying Dorjee

4 January - 4 February 2019
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Dear European Sangha, 

We are very pleased to announce that from January 4 to February 4th, 2019,  Khenpo Choying Dorjee will visit Europe to teach on various Mahayana topics to students in  Moscow, Berlin and Greece. He will also give teachings at universities in Hamburg, London, and Edinburgh under the sponsorship of  Khyentse Foundation.  Khenpo was appointed principle teacher at Chokyi Lodro Institute by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Khenpo in 2011, and has a warm, approachable and engaging teaching style.


Teaching schedule

Moscow, January 4 - 13th - Madyamakavatara Teaching and study intensive 

Khenpo recently visited Moscow in October 2018 to introduce the Madyamakavatara and will continue in a intensive retreat setting. Write to to register and for more information

Berlin, January 18 -28th - Bodhicharyavatara 9th Chapter and Ambrosia for the Mind 

This program will be set up as teaching and practice retreat. Khenpo will teach on the Bodhicharyavatara - Ninth Chapter and  'Ambrosia for the Mind' - A prayer for training the mind by Jamyang Khyentse Wangmo. Khenpo. This prayer contains instructions from Atisha's Lojong - mind training.

January  19 - 20th (Saturday and Sunday) - Shantideva's Bodhicharyavatara - Ninth chapter

10:00–13.00 Bodhicharyavatara - Ninth Chapter

13.00–15.00 Lunch break

15.00–19.00 Bodhicharyavatara Teaching  

January 21 - 25th (Monday-Friday) - Ambrosia for Training the Mind, A prayer by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo 

10:00–12:00 Teachings and practice with Khenpo

12:00–14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00 Review session 

15:00 - 17:00 Teachings with Khenpo

19:00 – 22.00  Bodhicharyavatara - ninth chapter

January 26th - 27th (Saturday and Sunday)

10:0012:00 Shantideva's Bodhicharyavatara - Ninth Chapter

14:0015:00 Review session

15:0017:00 Teachings with Khenpo

19:0022:00 Bodhicharyavatara 

Thessaloniki, Greece - February 1 - 3, Nargarjuna's Letter to a Friend

Arne Schelling will accompany Khenpo throughout his tour, serving as a translator, and will conduct the review classes and Q&A sessions. 

For more information about the European tour, please write to:

Schedules are subject to change so please stay posted.

Khenpo Chöying Dorjee`s biography:

Khenpo Choying Dorjee was born on 27th Aug 1972 and studied at Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies in Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic and debate.  His principal teachers there were Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Khenpo completed the full Dzongsar Shedra (University) curriculum and received the degree of Acarya in 2000. He became a Khenpo (PhD) in 2002 at Dzongsar Chokyi Lodro Institute and also received a Khenpo degree from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. 

Since 1999, Khenpo has been teaching at Dzongsar  Chokyi Lodro Institute and Deerpark Institute in India. For over 10 years, Khenpo has also been teaching in countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States. He has recently at the University of California ( Berkeley) at the University's invitation.