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Interactive Talks | Who am I?

Dungse Jampal Norbu
Buddhist Perspectives on Identity

The spiritual path seeks to answer a question so ancient, it is almost a trope today: “who am I?”

The need to understand our sense of self is a cornerstone to understanding how to live a meaningful life. Unfortunately we are bombarded by so many opinions, projections, and hollow validations that it is more convenient to exist as a fixed persona instead of an open-dimensional being.

The traditions of Buddhism seek to point out where those projections blind us to our true nature and stir up neurotic misunderstanding in its place, which becomes internal suffering.  By unpacking the universal qualities of self and identity, we are free to develop confidence in our own natural and uncontrived self without co-dependence on outer conditions or other people.

Drawing from the traditional teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Dungse Jampal Norbu will share his reflections on how we relate to our sense of self. This series of talks and conversations will focus on identity, dharma practice, and how to develop a healthy relationship to a larger sense of self that transcends the ego.

Date, Time

04.11.2021, 19:00 – 20:30
09.11.2021, 19:00 – 20:30
18.11.2021, 19:00 – 20:30




Donation based. We suggest a donation of €30 to €150 (€10 to €50 per session). You can give whichever amount is appropriate and possible for you at the moment.

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Dungse Jampal Norbu

Dungse Jampal Norbu is Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s son and Dharma Heir. Dungse la has lived and traveled extensively in Asia, but spent much of his youth in Colorado. If you were to ask Dungse la how long he has been studying the Buddhist path, he would say, “Since I was born.” Under his father’s wing he received many teachings and transmissions, sometimes while the two were walking in the mountains of Crestone or riding a train in India. In 2012, Dungse la completed the five-year Translator’s Degree Program in Bir, India, which supplied him with a rigorous and traditional shedra education focused on the Classical Indian texts of Nalanda, along with skills to translate written works from Tibetan to English. When Dungse la was still an infant, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche instructed Kongtrul Rinpoche to train Dungse la to uphold and continue Kongtrul Rinpoche’s lineage, particularly that of Mangala Shri Bhuti. With the foundation of his life-long guidance and education from Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse la also teaches widely and engages in an annual 100-day retreat at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling. Dungse la’s anecdotal style and first-hand curiosity about how Buddhism relates to actual experience imbue his teaching with a fresh perspective, and reveal a natural wisdom and humor.