“Reflections From a Friend”
is a site where a variety of positive and helpful ideas are offered and exchanged…
…some from Ven. Jampa…
… many ideas from others too…
it’s an exchange of encouraging ideas and perspectives
….among all who pause here….
everyone is welcome and interchange is encouraged…
please feel welcome
Notes about Ven. Jampa, added by Kathy:
Venerable Jampa Choephal is a 38 year old Buddhist Monk in the Tibetan Gelupa Tradition. He grew up in the area of Christchurch, New Zealand.
He is a very kind, enthusiastic, understanding, cheerful person. Ven. Jampa is easy to talk to and carries a smile in his heart, as well as on his face. Ven. Jampa is not a “teacher,” but people do learn a lot from him.
Ven.Jampa’s teachers are Khenshur Kangur Rinpoche, who was at Sera Jhe Monastery, in India and at the Tibetan Buddhist Institute in Adelaide, Australia (monthly newsletter) and HH Dalai Lama, who of course, needs no introduction or explanation.
Ven. Jampa took his Novice Monk’s vows from Khenshur Kangur Rinpoche in 2001. He took his full ordination in 2004 from His Holiness Dalai Lama.
He studied at Sera Jhe Monastic University in India from 2003 to the end of 2009.
Ven. Jampa has visited the San Francisco area in America three times, in the past three years.
While visiting mutual friends in America,Ven. Jampa also developed a friendship with Kathy, the recipient of these bits of encouragement and advice. This friendship has continued over a period of several years. Jampa is also good friends with Kathy’s husband, daughter and their beloved golden retriever Denali, who died in June,2013.
Ven. Jampa usually isn’t able to access this blog/website due to his limited internet access; this site has so many photos that it’s too slow to load and uses too much data.
Note from Kathy: Ven. Jampa doesn’t know I’m adding this picture of him: I found it online…so sorry, Jampa, but a photo is nice to have here…
And another photo of Ven. Jampa and some other monks at the HHDalaiLama teaching in Melbourne in June, 2011 (Ven.Jampa is just to the left of the monk on the right who is bending to the side)