Tibetan Language: Colloquial and Classical Tibetan
Instruction with Chime Lama.
Cost of weekend: $100
Have you ever wished you could recognize Tibetan characters you chant or perhaps even read a portion of a liturgy? Begin your journey with this weekend of Tibetan language instruction with Chime Choden, the middle daughter of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.
September 28 • 10am—Noon
Instructor Naomi Schmidt
Free of charge.
Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started with the practice of meditation.
September 28 • 1:30—2:30pm
Spurring Our Practice
Talk by Lama Jim Kukula
At the moment we have an extraordinary opportunity to practice virtue and cultivate the wisdom that can free us from the vicious cycle of suffering and confusion that has had us trapped since the beginning of time. But this extraordinary moment is like a bubble: it will vanish all too quickly. What happens after that is to the greatest degree a matter of the direction in which we have steered our behavior. What a tragedy it would be to waste this opportunity and remain trapped in delusion, where even the greatest pleasures are mixed with the poison of dualistic grasping. Reflecting on these thoughts can turn our minds to the Dharma and spur us in our practice.
October 4—5 • 10am—Noon & 2—4pm
Songs of Barway Dorje
The Treasury of Eloquence is a compilation of the songs of realization of Terchen Barway Dorje (1836-1918). Like the well-known songs of Milarepa, they serve as a source of inspiration and guidance to contemporary practitioners. Though most of the songs were spontaneously composed for a particular disciple, their direct advice unmistakably points out the way to encounter the Buddha nature that is common to all. Made up of many pithy songs, longer pieces, guru yoga compositions, and prayers of aspiration and supplication, the Treasury of Eloquence contains a wide range of teachings and instructions that can be put to immediate use. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will go through all the songs in the Treasury of Eloquence and give definitive commentary on their profound meaning.
Vision for KPL
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche established Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2003. He is offering this center to Western students in accordance with the wish of his root guru, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to disseminate the Dharma in general and transmission of the Barway Dorje lineage in particular. Read more about the history of KPL and Bardor Rinpoche's vision for our center.
From Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
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