What is Dharma?

An online teaching by Khenpo Kunga


Date and time

Session 1
June 12, 2021 (Sat), 9-11am (Beijing/Hong Kong/Taiwan time)
Session 2
June 13, 2021 (Sun), 9-11am (Beijing/Hong Kong/Taiwan time)


Khenpo Kunga will teach in Tibetan.
Translation will be available in English, Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai.

This program is open to everyone, free of charge.

About this teaching

Tergar’s meditation programs draw from the wisdom of the teachings the Buddha gave more than 2,500 years ago. These teachings – or Buddha dharma – give insight into the nature of our mind and the nature of reality. They form the world view that explains why we seek to train our minds.

In this teaching, Khenpo Kunga will share his understanding of the essence of Buddha dharma from the perspective of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and illuminate how such knowledge, if put to use in our daily lives, can guide us in living a full and meaningful life.

Please join us in discovering – or rediscovering – the essence of the Buddha’s teachings.

Deadline for registration: June 4, 2021


About Khenpo Kunga

 Khenpo Kunga is one of the main teachers for the worldwide network of Tergar monasteries, meditation centers, and meditation groups. His relaxed and engaging style of teaching has endeared him to students around the world.

 Khenpo Kunga became a monk at a young age and began his education at Tergar monastery, where he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. At age 15, he entered an extended meditation retreat and spent three years mastering the profound contemplative practices of the Kagyü lineage.

 Following this period of intense meditation practice, he entered the renowned Dzongsar monastic college near Dharamsala in Northwest India. After studying there for 11 years and receiving his Khenpo degree (roughly equivalent to a PhD), he taught at Dzongsar college for three additional years.

 Khenpo Kunga’s primary teacher is Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, though he has studied with many other revered masters as well.

 What does ‘Khenpo’ mean?

 “Khenpo” is a title, similar to a degree for higher Buddhist studies given in Tibetan Buddhism. In the Nyingma, Sakya and Kagyu traditions, the title is awarded to a monk who has completed usually between nine and 11 years of study in Buddhist philosophy in a shedra (school for Buddhist monastics), and has attained a proven level of knowledge and – in some schools – also of discipline and benevolence. In today’s context, the title is roughly equivalent to a PhD.