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The term '''khenpo''' has different meanings:<br>
 
The term '''khenpo''' has different meanings:<br>
-It is a title given,in the [[Nyingma]], [[Sakya]] and [[Kagyu]] schools, to someone who after completing the nine years course in Buddhist teachings given in a [[shedra]], shows learnedness and, in some schools, also an attitude in accordance with the teachings. In the Nyingma school, after their studies are completed students are requested to teach for three years in a shedra before they can be given the title of khenpo.<br>
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It is a title given,in the [[Nyingma]], [[Sakya]] and [[Kagyu]] schools, to a monk who after completing the nine years course in Buddhist teachings given in a [[shedra]], shows learnedness and, in some schools, also an attitude in accordance with the teachings. In the Nyingma school, after their studies are completed students are requested to teach for three years in a shedra before they can be given the title of khenpo.<br>
-It can also refer to the abbot of a monastery.<br>
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It can also refer to the abbot of a monastery and to the preceptor from whom we receive ordination.  
-And the preceptor from whom we receive ordination.  
 
  
  
 
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Revision as of 10:28, 30 January 2007

The term khenpo has different meanings:
It is a title given,in the Nyingma, Sakya and Kagyu schools, to a monk who after completing the nine years course in Buddhist teachings given in a shedra, shows learnedness and, in some schools, also an attitude in accordance with the teachings. In the Nyingma school, after their studies are completed students are requested to teach for three years in a shedra before they can be given the title of khenpo.
It can also refer to the abbot of a monastery and to the preceptor from whom we receive ordination.