SPECIAL EVENT WITH VISITING TEACHER
Venerable Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
“The Meditation Instructions of Mipham Gyamtso”
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Public Teaching Saturday Morning and Afternoon
10:00 am - Noon and 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Eileen Fisher Headquarters
2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533
(GPS won’t work, click here for directions)
$50 for the day or $30 per talk
Westchester Buddhist Center is delighted to host Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche. Rinpoche seldom travels to the Western Hemisphere and this is a unique opportunity to receive teachings directly from him in an era when they are so deeply needed. Rabjam Rinpoche embodies the authentic Tibetan Buddhist tradition combined with a modern view and approach. He is well-known for his warm and generous presence and simple and direct teaching style.
Rabjam Rinpoche will present a text by the great scholar and meditation master, Jamgon Mipham Namgyal, on the practice of meditation. This text presents the essence of the practice as well as the details for establishing the proper attitude, working with obstacles and the endless arising of thoughts, and how to progress and sustain one’s practice. It is directed toward both beginners and the most advanced practitioners.
“Just as the sun’s reflection will not appear clearly in water that is perpetually disturbed, whereas if the water is left to naturally settle the reflection will arise clearly. Similarly, within an onset of much thought, the thought to ‘stop this’ will simply add to the commotion. Look at the nature of the thoughts, there isn’t anything there! Relax into the source/origin of these thoughts and allow the natural clarity of mind to resume. Don’t forget this: maintain and rely upon a continual mindfulness.”
From Meditation Instructions by Jamgon Mipham Namgyal
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the grandson and spiritual heir of the late Dilgo KhyentseRinpoche, one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 20th century. Born in 1966, Rabjam Rinpoche began receiving teachings at the age of three from his revered grandfather and today holds and transmits this unbroken lineage to his students. Rinpoche is the seventh in the line of the Rabjam succession. Rabjam Rinpoche is the current abbot of Shechen Monastery in Nepal, where he established the Shechen Philosophical College and Shechen Retreat Center. To support the needs of women wanting to practice and study, he established two nunneries in Bhutan. Rinpoche is dedicated to the teaching and preservation of sacred arts and founded the renowned Tsering Art School in 1996.
For the full schedule of Rinpoche’s activities during his tour of the US, please see this website.
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