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Wangchen Rinpoche: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

Wangchen Rinpoche: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

Date: Tue, Dec 11, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

WangchenRinpocheWangchen Rinpoche will give teachings based on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva; a classic text in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that remains vividly applicable to life in the 21st-century West. It was written by Gyalse Ngulchu Togme Zangpo, a humble 14th-century monk, as a reminder to himself of his aspirations for traveling the path of a bodhisattva and using everything that happened to him as a basis for awakening. How can a 14th-century Tibetan text be relevant to the very different lives we lead now? Because we still face the same basic human situations Togme Zangpo did in his day, and have the same emotional reactions that keep us cycling in samsara. Thus, Togme Zangpo's advice remains as relevant today as when it was first composed.

 

Wangchen Rinpoche is a highly respected master and lineage holder of the Shangpa Lineage. Rinpoche is the disciple of the late Enlightened master, Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, who was the previous head of the Shangpa Lineage. He also considers H.H. 16 th Gyalwa Karmapa to be his Guru. Rinpoche was born in Darjeeling, India in 1963. He entered Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Monastery at the age of seven. From that time on he lived and traveled with his Guru until the age of sixteen, when he entered three-year retreat.

 


Wangchen Rinpoche oversees and is directly responsible for two monasteries and one nunnery in the area of ethnic Tibetans in Ganzi District, Sichuan, China. Rinpoche has students and followers all over the world and travels regularly to bestow teachings.

 

   

7:30-8:30pm | Study Group on The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

 

This class is free of charge, donations welcome. 

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