Lama Karma Phuntsok

Wed, May 3, 20176:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join KDK for a month of teachings by Lama Karma Phuntsok from KTC Monastery

Lama Karma Phuntsok was born in Sikkim, India, in 1970.  When he was nine years old he entered Sherab Ling Monastery under the direction of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, and received the teachings and empowerments of the entire Kagyu tradition.  He entered a three-year retreat in 1989, along with Mingyur Rinpoche, and was later recognized by Situ Rinpoche for his special talent in art and calligraphy.  After completing his monastic training, Lama Phuntsok was sent to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and San Francisco to assist with dharma activities, eventually coming to Gampo Abbey in Canada to assist with the three-year retreat and monastic rituals and practices.  He was later sent to the Toronto area to establish Palpung Yeshe Chokor, a dharma center under the direction of Situ Rinpoche, and is currently one of two resident lamas serving the community there.  At the request of Situ Rinpoche, Lama Phuntsok was recently sent to KTC to assist with the three-year retreat, and will also be offering programs to the general public.