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Acharya Choying Gyurme
Please join us for a series of teachings by Acharya Choying Gyurme that will be given by skype from Pullahari Monastery, Nepal as follows:
Saturday, October 21 – 9:30 a.m.
The Freedoms and Endowments of The Precious Human Body
When is a human body is precious and why we should not waste the opportunity of having one and how not to.
Saturday, October 28 – 9:30 a.m.
Impermanence and Death
The impermanence of self and all phenomena and the uncertainty of death.
Saturday, November 4 – 9:30 a.m.
Samsara and Karmic Cause and Effect
The association of karmic actions and the cycle of rebirths in samsara.
Saturday, November 11 – 9:30 a.m.
Nine Methods of Resting the Mind
An approach to Engaging in Calm-Abiding Meditation.
Acharya Choying Gyurme was ordained as a monk by the Very Venerable Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche in 1992 when he was 10 years old. He was then admitted to Lava Kagyu Thekchen Ling Monastery in India. After completing basic monastic training and education in Tibetan language, scriptures, rituals and Buddhist history, he joined the 13-year Acharya Program in Higher Buddhist Philosophy at the Rigpe Dorje Monastic Institute at Lava Kagyu Tekchen Ling Monastery. He successfully completed the program in 2014 and was conferred the Masters (Acharya) Degree in Higher Buddhist Philosophy on April 15, 2015 by His Eminence the Fourth Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.
Rigpe Dorje Foundation has invited Acharya Choying Gyurme to come to Rigpe Dorje Centre as resident clergy. We are in the process of applying for the appropriate Immigration permit. These skyped teachings will provide the special opportunity to make a connection with him, and to introduce him to the Centre.
Suggested donation: $10 per session (members $5)
to be offered to Acharya Choying Gyurme in gratitude for his teachings.
Teachings will be in English with French translation.
HIS EMINENCE ZURMANG GHARWANG RINPOCHE
Saturday, November 18 & Sunday, November 19
His Eminence Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche teaches Tibetan Buddhist meditation and philosophy worldwide. Born a prince of the Sikkimese Royal Court, he was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa as the 12th incarnation of the Gharwang Tulkus. As supreme lineage holder of the Whispered Lineage of the Zurmang Kagyu tradition, Rinpoche continues the activity of the unbroken line of the Gharwang Tulkus. This line traces back to the great 14th century Tibetan siddha, Trung Mase, an emanation of the Indian mahasiddha, Tilopa, and founder of Zurmang Monastery and the Zurmang Kagyu tradition.
The Seven Points of Mind Training
Saturday 10 a.m. – noon & 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – noon
The aim of this Practice is to develop compassion for all including oneself, and ultimately to recognize enlightened mind. Going back to the Buddha, it is a teaching that is at the heart of the Mahayana tradition of Bodhicitta.
Empowerment of the Four Deities of the Kadampa Tradition
Sunday 2 p.m.
The four Deities are Buddha Shakyamuni, Chenrezik, Tara Arya, and Miyowa.
$25 per session (members $20)
$65 for all three sessions (members $50)
$20 (members $15)
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OFFERINGS TO YARNEY
Kagyu Thekchen Ling Monastery in Lava (His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche’s seat in India) will observe its annual Yarney (Summer Retreat)
from August 7 to September 21.
You can share in the benefits of the Yarney by dedicating an offering of $20 dedicated to five people of your choice. The names on your list will be called out during the retreat.
There are also other options for sponsorships and benefitting from the merit of the Retreat:
Tea Offering: $30
Tea & Bread Offering: $70
Special Lunch Offering: $295
Full-day Meals Offering: $370
Evening Milk Offering: $60
Offering to Sangha: $180
Individual Offering to Sangha: $360
Butter Lamp Offering: $12
Sponsors may also request special prayers for themselves and others. Just list the names of those you wish to include.
The deadline is August 15.
Selection of sponsorship, offerings and list of five names can be submitted to
Rigpe Dorje Centre,
503 5th Avenue,
Verdun, QC, H4G 2Z2,
cheques payable to Rigpe Dorje Foundation.
For further information:
Judy Cutler or Jean-Sebastien Truchy at 514 485-8886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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