Offered By H.E. Chemed Dorje Rinpoche
Friday, July 8th at 7:30 PM
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members
H.E. Chemed Dorje Rinpoche, an expert on the practice of the Mahamudra and seeing the nature of emptiness and the Buddha Mind, will teach us the initial stages of Mahamudra meditation: how to work with the experience of seeing, hearing and sensing things.
Mahamudra meditation is always done with eyes, ears and senses wide open. Through a series of short meditations, Chemed Dorje Rinpoche will let us personally experience the difference between the conventional point of view (e.g., appearance: seeing objects) and the experiential side of the seeing (emptiness: the process of the arising and engaging of the senses without being caught in the appearance).
H.E. Chemed Dorje Rinpoche was born in 1958 (Earth-dog year) in Tibet at the Tsurpu region where the monastery of the Karmapa was situated. When he was eight years old, he was formally ordained by the 16th Karmapa at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. When he was thirty-one, obtained his Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A) and became the abbot of a monastery in Nepal, where he taught the Dharma.
In August 1998, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya confirmed that H.E. Chemed Dorje Rinpoche is the fifth incarnation of Sonam Yeshe of the Barom Kagyu tradition of Tsangsar Sky Monastery, and conferred upon him the name “Karma Khedup Younten Gyatso Rinpoche.” Returning to Tsangsar Sky Monastery in Nangchen County, Qinghai Province, Rinpoche had enthronement ceremony of the fifth incarnation of Sonam Yeshe.