Wednesday, July 18, 2007

H.H. Phakchok Rinpoche on Salt Spring Island

Dear Dharma Friends,

H.H. Phakchok Rinpoche will be returning to Vancouver and Salt Spring Island doing teachings between July 27-31. The focus of his teachings will be developing authentic compassion.

We do need volunteers to help run the event. So if you feel like helping, please email me at or give me a call at 604-247-3323.

Dates and Times:

Friday, July 27, 7:30-9:30pm
Public Talk
Recognizing our True Nature
Centre for Peace, 1825 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver
Suggested Donation $10
What would life be like if we lived our lives from our essential goodness, filled with warm-hearted compassion. A talk to explore our lives and how to live them with more joy.

Saturday, July 28, 10am-5pm
A Meditation Workshop on the Path of Compassion
Centre for Peace, 1825 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver
Suggested Donation $60
Authentic great compassion has the unique qualities of being suffused with ineffable joy, happiness, gratitude, respect for others, and wisdom. It is free from regret, sadness, ulterior motives, and all the negativities that keep us down. As many great spiritual masters like His Holiness the Dalai Lama have said, if we truly want happiness we need to learn to admire, cultivate, and perfect great compassion.

The workshop will teach specific practices suitable for people of any faith from the Tibetan Buddhist traditon (shamatha and tonglen) to help develop our warm-heartedness, equanimity with what life throws at us, and increasing our joyfulness with great compassion. This workshop will be appropriate for beginners and more experienced students alike

Sunday July 29- SALT SPRING Island teachings
Salt Spring Island - 9:30am - 3:30pm "Path of Freedom" and "Three Master's songs of
advice". Contact for Salt Spring Island teachings

Monday, July 30, 9:30am - 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 31, 9am-3pm
Teachings on Vajrayogini
Centre for Peace, 1825 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver
Suggested Donation $60

Rinpoche will give the Vajrayogini empowerment again this year, and continue his teachings on the ngondro of this special Dzogchen Blue Vajrayogini terma of Khandro Kunga Boom. Pre-registration is required. Rinpoche will continue teaching the Dzogchen path of this terma over the next several years, and attendance at this years teachings will be required for future attendance.
For more information, please contact Mara Shnay at or 604-247-3353

Phakchok Rinpoche is a fifth reincarnate High Lama, the son of Dechen Paldron, and Chokling Rinpoche who is recognized by the Karmapa as the fourth reincarnation of the great 19th-century tertön Chokgyur Lingpa Rinpoche. He is the grandson of Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche, widely acknowledged as one of the great meditation masters of modern times, famed for his profound meditative realization and for the concise, lucid and humorous style with which he imparted the essence of the Dzogchen teachings.

Recognized by the Kagyü regents and ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Phakchok Rinpoche has studied with the Dalai Lama himself as well as a number of great lamas including Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Trulshik Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.

An enthusiastic and vibrant young lama, His Holiness Phackchok Rinpoche's teachings are direct, accessible, and always fresh, opening up our minds in a playful and inspiring way. Phakchok Rinpoche is the abbot of a monastery in Chapagaon in the southern Kathmandu Valley, as well as head of Riwoche Monastery in Tibet's Dokham region.

Mara Shnay

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