Guru Rinpoche Empowerment

Led by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, May 1st
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Public $50, Members $35
Prerequisite: Refuge, please bring Tsok offering if possible

Guru Rinpoche (Sanskrit: Padmasambhava) brought Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century C.E. at the invitation of King Trisong Detsen. He is revered as a Second Buddha. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche states, “If someone wants to successfully practice Dzogchen, one must receive the Guru Rinpoche empowerment.” Tulku Yeshi will also teach on how to perform the daily Guru Rinpoche practice. He received the Guru Rinpoche empowerment from many highly realized Lamas, so he believes that the collective blessings are powerful and will be of great benefit to all.

Commitment: Recite Guru Rinpoche’s mantra 108 times each day or as many times as possible.

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.