SPECIAL TALK WITH VISITING TEACHER
Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
“Cheer Up! The Dharma of the Joyful Mind of Nowness”
Friday, October 4, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Eileen Fisher Headquarters
2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533
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Suggested Donation: *$30
Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, would frequently cajole his students by saying “Cheer up!” because he felt we didn’t allow ourselves to experience the natural joy that arises from a mind resting in the moment. We tend to think that joy in life only comes from concrete causes and conditions which create favorable opportunities, occasions for celebration. But Rinpoche knew that joyfulness is actually the natural state of our minds, as natural to being human as eating, sleeping and breathing. We don’t have to crank something up to be happy; instead we can cultivate the capacity to look within and gain access to our inherent awakened state of mind. Happiness is not based upon pleasure, but upon a deeply peaceful state of mind. This fundamental nature of mind itself open,clear and full of joy.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher of the Kagyu lineage. He was trained by many great teachers including H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and DilgoKhyentse, Rinpoche. He received his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, and has served as Professor of Tibetology in Sikkim for 17 years. Since 1990 Rinpoche has been traveling and teaching Buddhism throughout the world. He has authored many books on Buddhism and founded Bodhicharya, an organization that coordinates activities to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings and promote intercultural dialogues and educational projects. See www.bodhicharya.org for more information.
For information on Rinpoche’s US Tour, please see this link.
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