Walking the Talk: The Noble Eightfold Path
A talk by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ 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, September 30, 2017
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
The Buddha lived in times not unlike our own. Amidst pervasive socio-economic and political turmoil, he questioned the wisdom of prevailing cultural-religious norms. His analysis of the true nature of things and events—with the intent to liberate all beings from suffering—forged a pathway to enlightenment. “The Noble Eightfold Path” lists essentials required for taking this walk.
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.