Dharma Lecture: The Mind and the Buddha Nature

Lecturer:  Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, July 24th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution:  $45 Public, $30 Members
Prerequisite: None

Your mind is like milk while Buddha nature is like butter.  The mind itself cannot produce or generate the butter on its own.  It needs churning in order to become butter.  The mind itself cannot show you its Buddha nature until you are ready.  Also, if someone makes butter from milk they should keep the milk fresh and take care of it.  As practitioners we should be mindful all the time.  Within the Buddhist teachings there are many techniques in order to free the mind from defilements and its obscurations.  Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will give training on how to be more mindful in order to develop and realize the Buddha nature.

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.