Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Saturday, September 21st
Time: 10:00 – Noon & 1:30– 4:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $55 Public, $45 Members
Registration: Pre-register by September 13th and receive a $5/day discount
In this retreat you will learn different levels of Guru Yoga “such as Outer, Inner, and Secret Guru Yoga” which form an essential practice for Vajrayana practitioners. The retreat will begin with Refuge vows. People can renew their Refuge vows or can take them for the first time. The taking of vows will build a firm foundation for those participating in this Tibetan Buddhist practice. The morning session will consist of refuge and instruction on Guru Yoga, and the afternoon session will cover Dzogchen meditation, introducing step by step the nature of mind which helps to free oneself of delusion and achieve the state of calm nirvana.
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. He is now working on producing a documentary on His Holiness Jidgal Dagchen Rinpoche’s