The Four Noble Truths, a talk by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche
Organized in conjunction with "Ugo Rondinone: I ♥︎ John Giorno" for the chapter John Giorno and Tibetan Buddhism at 205 Hudson Gallery, Hunter College Art Galleries
With works by John Giorno and Ugo Rondinone and thangkas selected from the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art
Saturday, July 8
205 Hudson Gallery
Hunter College Art Galleries
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Entrance on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Watts
Deer Park (Sarnath, India) circa 500 BCE: Siddhartha Gautama delivers first post enlightenment teaching, “The Four Noble Truths.” Roughly translated as the truth of suffering, the cause of suffering, the end of suffering, and the path that frees us from suffering (duhkha, samudaya, nirodha, marga), the truths serve as the foundation for the entire corpus of the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings on attaining complete liberation. Simply put, in the midst of sometimes unbearable suffering the truths are a balm, a prescription for healing. They outline a refreshing pathway, just as walkable here and now as it was 2,500 years ago.
Ven. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche completed the nine-year program of study at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, an advanced Buddhist studies and research center at Namdroling Monastery in southern India, and taught at the Institute for three years. Formally enthroned as “Khenpo” by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in 1998, he was assigned to teach at the Buddhist college of the Palyul monastery in Tibet, where he served on the faculty for two years.
Since 2005, Khen Rinpoche has been the resident lama at the Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center (NPDC) in New York City. NPDC serves as a locus for students of the Palyul tradition in the metropolitan area, and welcomes visitors from around the world to participate in all its activities. The center hosts public talks, formal teachings, and empowerments from the Palyul tradition, as well as a variety of cultural events at venues throughout the city.