Guru Rinpoche Bumtsok Retreat

Led by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
To register, visit: http://conta.cc/2rDmsS1
Prerequisite: None
Please bring a tsok offering and your dorje, bell and damaru drum if possible. Also bring food for a potluck lunch.

If someone wants to become a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, one needs to accumulate merit and purify one’s defilements. A very meritorious practice of Guru Rinpoche is a Bumtsok, which is a 100,000 Tsok offerings to Guru Rinpoche. It is fine to join the first day, the second day, or both. If you cannot come, it is considered very meritorious to donate food or money for a tsok offering for this event. Candles and flowers are acceptable as well.

Ven. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama's Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written thirteen books, ten of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including “A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa.” He has published three books in English: his autobiography “A Modern Liberation Odyssey - An Autobiography of a Tibetan Nomad Lama”, “Handbook for Half-Buddhas” and “Tibetan Zen.” He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, can advise people on how to enjoy their life, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.