Dawa Narbu Sherpa
We are overjoyed to invite Dawa Narbu Sherpa to visit us from India! We have invited Dawa Narbu Sherpa to come to Colorado on an ongoing basis in order to teach students in three aspects of ritual practice: of chanting prayers in Tibetan, playing traditional instruments, and creating traditional butter clay sculpture for our shrine. We have invited him to stay for two months at a time to train our local students intensively and provide unique guidance. We anticipate his arrival in winter 2018.
Dawa Narbu Sherpa was ordained as a Buddhist monk at the age of ten and has dedicated his life to the study and practice of Buddhism. Dawa Narbu Sherpa received his education and training in literature, scriptural interpretation and ritual activity such as chanting, musical instruments, and ritual torma sculptures at Namdroling Monastery in Mysore, India under the guidance of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. In 2004, he entered Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, where he completed a nine-year course in Buddhist Philosophy and Practice. In 2013, he received the title of Lopon (the equivalent of a Master of Arts), and also a minister of the Tibetan Buddhist religion. While at the Nyingma Institute, he has had various roles such as acting as assistant disciplinarian for the younger monks. Currently, he teaches courses in Buddhist literature, scripture, history and grammar. His role as an instructor at this monastic institute will continue through the 2017 school year and beyond.