Time: 10:00 am
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Public $25, Members $20
Venerable Tulku Yeshi will teach a meditation that is practiced before one goes to sleep. It constitutes the first step of dream yoga and is a tradition of powa (the transference of consciousness at the time of death). Powa practice is very popular in Tibetan Buddhism. Different powa practices are related to different deities. The powa being taught comes from Sakya Pandita and focuses on Buddha Amitabha. This is the easiest one and can be practiced every night or when you take a nap. If you do so, then when you die, there is no doubt that you will be reborn in Dewachen, the Pure Land of Buddha Amitabha. In Tibet it is traditional for people to take this teaching numerous times in their life. Tulku Yeshi will bestow the blessing of Buddha Amitabha and then he will give the instructions on the powa practice. There will be a question and answer session after the teaching.
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. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, and can bestow empowerments. He is also a Chod master. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle. He is now working on producing a documentary on His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche’s life. Tulku Yeshe Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist master, poet and author. He has published ten books about philosophy, life, nature, peace and magic. He is the founder of Tibetan Zen, and he has given the Tibetan Zen teaching in many places. His book, Tibetan Zen, will be available later in 2013. His autobiography, A Modern Liberation Odyssey, is available now.