Lecture: Practicing Tibetan Buddhism in the Modern World
American Buddhist monk Lama Erik Drew Jung at Andrými!
Come and join us for a cozy evening talk on Tibetan Buddhism with Venerable Bodhi Lama Erik Drew Jung, an American Buddhist monk of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Erik is a warm and engaging speaker who is on a European tour this month and is visiting Iceland for a week.
Bodhi Lama Erik Drew Jung grew up in Portland, Oregon and at an early age was introduced to Mahayana Buddhism by his father, a practitioner in the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1990, he earned a bachelor degree from The Evergreen State College. In 1994, he received a licensure in acupuncture (Lic. Ac.) from the Worlsey Institute of Classical Acupuncture, and in 2000, a master degree in acupuncture from The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture.
Lama Erik first took refuge in the Three Jewels 1989 with H. H. The Dhali Lama, and in the spring of 2004 met his root teacher, Tibetan meditation master and thirty-third generation Dzogchen lineage holder, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He took refuge vows with Rinpoche that day, receiving the refuge name Orgyen Thabkey Dorje, and has served and studied closely with his Root Guru ever since.
Since 2004, Orgyen Thabkey Dorje has cumulatively spent more than three years in Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreats and Internships. He took monastic vows in 2008, and since 2010 has worked full time with the Dzogchen Lineage Translation Committee to help Rinpoche compose, translate, and edit the forthcoming Third Edition Buddha Path, along with many other Buddhist texts and sadhanas in English. As well, he has taught Buddhism widely across the U.S., and conducted many overseas teaching tours in Europe and Russia.
We hope to see you at Andrými for a relaxed chat and exploration into Tibetan Buddhism!