Teaching on the Precious Human Existence

Teaching on the Precious Human Existence

Date: Sat, May 13, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours

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Lama Phuntsok will be teaching on the Precious Human Existence, and how its opportunities and benefits offer a unique opportunity for liberation.  Based on traditional sources and his own extensive study and practice experience, Lama Phuntsok will lead contemplations that connect practitioners with the innate purity and potential of human existence.  He will also teach on how this potential can be ignored, distorted and lost.  Through these contemplations and meditations, we can familiarize ourselves with the true meaning of human life, which is the natural basis for joyful diligence on the spiritual path.

Lama Karma Phuntsok was born in Sikkim, India, in 1970.  When he was nine years old he entered Sherab Ling Monastery under the direction of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, and received the teachings and empowerments of the entire Kagyu tradition.  He entered a three-year retreat in 1989, along with Mingyur Rinpoche, and was later recognized by Situ Rinpoche for his special talent in art and calligraphy.  After completing his monastic training, Lama Phuntsok was sent to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and San Francisco to assist with dharma activities, eventually coming to Gampo Abbey in Canada to assist with the three-year retreat and monastic rituals and practices.  He was later sent to the Toronto area to establish Palpung Yeshe Chokor, a dharma center under the direction of Situ Rinpoche, and is currently one of two resident lamas serving the community there.  At the request of Situ Rinpoche, Lama Phuntsok was recently sent to KTC to assist with the three-year retreat, and will also be offering programs to the general public.


Fee: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations  are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC  for details.  Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.