Nov 17-18 The Essence of Mahayana Path and the Noble Manjushri Empowerment

The Essence of Mahayana Path Teaching and
the Noble Manujushri Empowerment
by Ven. Khenpo Choephel

Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18, 2018
10:00am – 4:30pm

The Noble Manjushri in Tibetan Buddhism is one of the great compassionate bodhisattvas who exemplifies profound transcendent wisdom which is pure and illuminating.  The image of Manjushri is shown as holding in his left hand a blue lotus flower containing the Prajnaparamita Sutra, the Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom, and in his right hand a flaming sword which cuts through ignorance, attachment and delusion.

The empowerment of Manjushri is performed by our spiritual director, the venerable Khenpo Choephel, as a way to connect practitioners to the blessing of this enlightened wisdom being whose beneficial actions and exemplary conduct we seek to emulate.

On the same weekend Khenpo Choephel is offering three more sessions of the teaching of the Essence of the Mahayana Path on Saturday, October 17, morning and afternoon, (the regular New Moon Day practice at 7pm will be cancelled) and on Sunday, October 18, in the afternoon right after the Manjushri Empowerment.  Khenpo has been teaching from this text for the last few months on Sundays.  This will be the final three sessions that he offers before the end of the year.

SATURDAY, November 17, 2018
10am-12pm–Teaching on the Essence of the Mahayana Path
1:30pm-4:30pm — Teaching on the Essence of the Mahayana Path

SUNDAY, November 18, 2018
10am – 12pm — The Empowerment of Noble Manjushri
1:30pm-4:30pm — Continuation on the Teaching on the Essence of the Mahayana Path




Ven, Khenpo Choephel has been the spiritual director and resident teacher of TRTCC since November 2011. Ordained at an early age in Tibet, Khenpo Choephel has received precious teachings from many great spiritual masters in Tibet, India and Nepal. He has served for over 30 years as a dharma teacher, ritual and chant master, spiritual director and retreat master in monasteries and dharma centers all over the world. He leads weekly meditation practices and offers special teachings on foundational and advanced topics in Tibetan Buddhism.

Suggested donation is $30 for each day Saturday and Sunday and $50 for both days. Your donations will support TRTCC’s many teaching and cultural events year round. No one will be turned away from dharma teaching for insufficient funds.

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center is located at:

7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218