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The term '''khenpo''' has different meanings:<br>
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'''Khenpo''' (Tib. [[མཁན་པོ་]], [[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 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 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 we receive ordination.  
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*It can also refer to the abbot of a monastery and to the preceptor from whom one receives ordination.  
  
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Latest revision as of 12:53, 15 May 2021

Khenpo (Tib. མཁན་པོ་, 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.

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