The Dharma House in Lisbon will open its doors in April with the inaugural teaching of Khenpo Pema Namgyal

- through Henry Oudin

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Dharma House Lisbon, a new center of Buddhist practice in the Portuguese capital, affiliated with the growing global mandala of Dharma activities founded and guided by revered Dzogchen Master Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, will hold its inaugural Dharma teaching from April 19-21. The two-day seminar, titled “The Four Truths of Noble Beings,” will be led by renowned Buddhist scholar Khenpo Pema Namgyal.

“We are delighted to announce that Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, founder of the Lisbon Dharma House, is very kindly sending his close associate, Khenpo Pema Namgyal, to offer the first ever seminar at the Lisbon Dharma House,” Shedra, expression online by Chokyi Nyima. Rinpoche's global sangha, said in an announcement shared with BDG.

Shedra is the online manifestation of the global sangha of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, at the heart of which is Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, a shrine dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhadharma.


“Khenpo Pema Namgyal, who speaks fluent English, is an esteemed professor of Buddhist philosophy who teaches at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu,” Shedra explained. “Additionally, he is a senior monk residing at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and one of Rinpoche's most trusted personal servants. »

Khenpo Pema Namgyal is also scheduled to give a public lecture in Lisbon on April 14.

Shedra expressed hope that Khenpo Pema Namgyal's two-day seminar on the foundations of Buddhist teachings would also lay the foundation for a personal visit by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche to officially inaugurate the Lisbon Dharma House and impart other teachings of Dharma.

Originally from the Nubri Valley, an ethnically Tibetan region in northern Nepal, Khenpo Pema Namgyal served as the personal tutor of the revered master Tulku Urgyen Yangsi Rinpoche. Khenpo is Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche's personal assistant, among his other duties and responsibilities. As a highly respected monastic scholar, Khenpo is well-versed in Buddhist philosophy and is renowned as a teacher who is not afraid to delve into the depths of Buddhist texts.

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Dharma House Lisbon was founded with the vision of creating a place where practitioners could receive authentic Buddhadharma teachings and engage in meditative practices of the Tibetan tradition.

“Our wish is to create a space of openness, where people, especially the Portuguese, can come and become familiar with their spirit and its essence,” noted Dharma House Lisbon. “Practicing Buddhist teachings means creating the right circumstances for the natural development of our inherent qualities of kindness, compassion and wisdom. In our Dharma House Lisbon you can enjoy and practice with a magnificent view of the vast Atlantic Ocean. It helps us calm down, develop a good heart and a clear mind. (Lisbon Dharma House)

A Dharma House should be an environment dedicated to making authentic Buddhist teachings and meditation practices easily accessible to all. — Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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