Choephel, D.

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David Karma Choephel
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Website:   Facebook Page // KTD Blog
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Religious Affiliation
Karma Kagyu; Thrangu Tashi Choling; Thrangu Rinpoche

Education

B.A. Oberlin College Vajra Vidya Institute & Namo Buddha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies in Namo Buddha, Nepal

Biographical information

Khenpo David Karma Choephel studied Buddhist philosophy at the Vajra Vidya Institute in Namo Buddha, Nepal, and Sarnath, India. He currently serves as Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s main English-language translator, and also translates for the Gyalwang Karmapa and the Kagyu Monlam.

His published translations include Ngondro for Our Current Day by the Gyalwang Karmapa, Heart of the Dharma by Khenchen Trangu Rinpoche, Jewels from the Treasury, Vasubandhu’s Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma, with commentary by the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, all published by KTD Publications; and Vivid Awareness: The Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar by Thrangu Rinpoche, published by Shambhala Publications. His most recent translation, The Torch of True Meaning: Instructions and the Practice Text for the Mahamudra Preliminaries by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye and the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, was taught by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, A Collection of Commentaries on The Four-Session Guru Yoga, Compiled by the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, both published by KTD Publications. (Source Accessed Feb 12, 2020)

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David Karma Choephel

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Karma Kagyu - Thrangu Tashi Choling - Thrangu Rinpoche

Education[edit]

B.A., Oberlin College

Vajra Vidya Institute & Namo Buddha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies in Namo Buddha, Nepal

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