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'''Khenpo''' ([[wyl.]] ''mkhan po'') - The term has different meanings:<br>
 
'''Khenpo''' ([[wyl.]] ''mkhan po'') - The term has different meanings:<br>
*It is a title given in the [[Nyingma]], [[Sakya]] and [[Kagyu]] schools to a monk who, after completing a nine year course in Buddhist philosophy 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 required to teach for three years in a shedra before they can receive 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 a nine year course in Buddhist philosophy in a [[shedra]], has attained a proven level of knowledge and, in some schools, also of discipline and benevolence. In the Nyingma school, after their studies are completed students are required to teach for a further three years in a shedra before they can be awarded the title of khenpo.<br>
 
*It can also refer to the abbot of a monastery and to the preceptor from whom one receives ordination.  
 
*It can also refer to the abbot of a monastery and to the preceptor from whom one receives ordination.  
  

Revision as of 11:27, 23 May 2007

Khenpo (wyl. mkhan po) - The term has different meanings:

  • It is a title given in the Nyingma, Sakya and Kagyu schools to a monk who, after completing a nine year course in Buddhist philosophy in a shedra, has attained a proven level of knowledge and, in some schools, also of discipline and benevolence. In the Nyingma school, after their studies are completed students are required to teach for a further three years in a shedra before they can be awarded the title of khenpo.
  • It can also refer to the abbot of a monastery and to the preceptor from whom one receives ordination.