Dharma Lecture: The Pointing-Out Instruction to the Old Lady

Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, December 6th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $25 Members
Prerequisite: None


Guru Rinpoche gave a direct pointing out instruction to an elderly lady in Tibet who asked him for a simple teaching for people who cannot practice complicated methods. This teaching has great simplicity yet is very profound. In this teaching Guru Rinpoche explained how to recognize the nature of mind by using short study, meditation, and concentration. The class will consist of 1 ½ hour teaching with time reserved for questions and answers afterward.

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.