About the Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee (JLTOC)
The main task of the Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee is to plan and implement a well-organized and successful series of Jangchup Lamrim Teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the three great monasteries of Gaden, Drepung and Sera.
On 5 August 2011 during H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche’s audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness accepted Rinpoche’s request, which had been made several times since 2002, to give teachings on the Eight Great Lamrims. In 2011, Gaden Shartse Monastery has also requested His Holiness to bestow Lamrim teachings.
Shortly after Tibetan New Year (February) 2012, work began on the many details involved in organizing the teachings. On 13 March 2012, with the permission of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Committee was officially formed under the name Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee.
The Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee operates under the blessing of H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche. Professor Samdhong Rinpoche is the Chief Advisor. The Members of the Committee include the Representative of Doeguling Tibetan Settlement and representatives of Yongzin Lingtsang Labrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery, Gaden Jangtse Monastery, Drepung Loseling Monastery, Drepung Gomang Monastery, Sera Je Monastery, Sera Mey Monastery, Drepung Lachi Monastery, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Gyuto Monastery, Gyumed Monastery, Rato Monastery, Loseling Tulku Association, Dagri Rinpoche and Dr. Barry Kerzin. The Committee’s staff includes an accountant, treasurer and Tibetan, Chinese and English secretaries.