Dharma Lecture: Benefits of Animal Release

Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, November 12th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members
Prerequisite: None

Animal release is common in traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is part of the practice of generosity. For this practice, participants must know the appropriate place, time, and suitable animals, and which prayers to use. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will explain in detail the correct way to perform animal releases. He has had the opportunity to perform animal releases many times in both the East and the West.

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 forty 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.