Albuquerque KTC Presents: Lama Karma Chöpal
Updated June 8th with New Time for First Session (Friday)
We are pleased to announce the return of Lama Karma Chöpal to the Albuquerque KTC. This year, Lama Chöpal will create the sand mandala of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) within our shrine room.
About Lama Chöpal
Lama Karma Chöpal was born in East Tibet in 1965 and became a monk at the age of elevent. At fifteen he became a student of Sonam Nyima, themost advanced master of iconographic art in the Karma Kagyu Lineage. He stuided Buddhist thangka painting, mandala design and other art forms for ten years. He was a student at Rumtek, the monastery of the 17th Karmapa and completed his three-year retreat at Sherabling, under Mingyu Rinpoche, and studied the Tibetan monastic arts of torma making, ritual music, and chanting for three additional years. Following studies in advanced meditation, Lama Chopal came to the U.S. in 2001. In 2007, his root teacher, Tai Situpa Rinpoche, requested that he establish a Dharma Center in Charlottsville, VA called Palpung Choekyi Gyaltsen (PCG) Buddhist Study and Meditation Center where Lama Chopal now resides.