Posts tagged ‘vajrayana’

Phakchok Rinpoche at RL

Phakchok Rinpoche

Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche is an enthusiastic and vibrant young lama–his teachings are direct, accessible, and always fresh, opening our minds in a playful and inspiring way. Rinpoche will be at Rigzdin Ling offering teachings and empowerment for two days in late January. 

Noble Wisdom of Passing Sutra (Daka Yeshe Do)
Monday through Wednesday—January 23rd–25th
10 am-1 pm; 3-6 pm

In this beautifully concise Mahayana sutra, that is merely a page long, Buddha Shakyamuni summarized the five indispensible key points that every Bodhisattva must cultivate and master before they pass beyond sorrow. These five points–impermanence, great compassion, freedom from reference points, non-existence, and Buddhahood–are universally applicable to any Buddhists on the sutra path of Mahayana and the tantric path of Vajrayana.

Two-day teaching fee $130, including lunch but not accommodations


Vajrasattva Empowerment
Wednesday night, January 25th, 7 pm 

In Tibetan Buddhism the Vajrasattva root tantra is called Dorje Gyan, or ‘Vajra Ornament’. Vajrasattva practices are common to all of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and are used both to purify obscurations so that the Vajrayana student can progress through the preliminary purification practices through the stages of the path, and ultimately to a state of sublime buddhahood. Vajrasattva enables purification of any broken commitments and downfalls in terms of teachers, empowerments and teachings, and the sangha.

$25, plus your personal offering to Rinpoche

(No one will be turned away from the empowerment for lack of funds, but everyone should make an offering in order to generate positive interdependence.)

About Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche is the Supreme Head of the Taklung Kagyu lineage, the Abbot of a monastery in Chapagaon in the southern Kathmandu Valley, and the Head of Riwoche Monastery in Tibet’s Dokham region. Born in 1981 to Chokling Rinpoche and his wife Dechen Paldron, Phakchok Rinpoche is grandson of Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche and the eldest brother of the Yangsi Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Recognized by the Kagyu regents and ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he has studied with a number of great lamas, including Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Trulshik Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. An enthusiastic and vibrant young lama, his teachings are direct, accessible, and always fresh, opening our minds in a playful and inspiring way.

Aspirations

“At all times, again and again, we should make vast prayers for the sake of all beings.
When falling asleep, we should think, “May all beings achieve the absolute state”;
when waking up, “May all beings obtain the body of the Buddha”;
when putting on clothes, “May all beings have modesty and a sense of shame”;
when lighting a fire, “May all beings burn the wood of disturbing emotions”;
when eating, “May all beings eat the food of concentration”;
when opening a door, “May all beings open the door to the city of liberation”;
when  going outside, “May I set out on the path to free all beings”;
when walking uphill, “May I go to free beings from the lower realms”;
when seeing happiness, “May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddhahood”
when seeing suffering, “May the suffering of all beings be pacified.”

—Khyentse Rinpoche

Who we really are….

“Discovering Who We Really Are”
…..a  video from Sogyal Rinpoche

[short extract]
“What we really need to do is arrive at a fundamental acceptance of impermanence. Even though they are continually changing and unreliable, we believe that we are thoughts, emotions, and stories. However, the only thing that is constant, unchanging, and reliable, is the clarity of our mind stream. Whether we are happy or sad, the cognizant quality of pure consciousness is with us throughout our lives, and continues until enlightenment. In spite of the fact that the world is so decadent and difficult, and that our lives can be so complex, if we have discovered the inner freedom of the mind, we ourselves can be simple and uncomplicated, and maintain a carefree dignity.”