Lecturer: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Friday, January 24th
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Cultural Hall
Suggested contribution: $20 Public, $15 Members
This spacious luminosity of mind is always present. It never expires or unwinds, it never depreciates.
There is nothing to add or subtract–we simply need to learn how to get along with it, make friends with this nature of mind. All encompassing wisdom and compassion illuminates from this Buddha mind, our ultimate mind.
We have temporarily obscured it with our attachment to all kinds of name and fame, pain and pleasure, and everyday habits of holding things as permanent. Fortunately these mistaken views are also impermanent.
We can walk along with Buddha’s mind and build a new path,and establish an everyday practice of walking with Buddha, reconciling with Buddha’s mind.
Rigdzin Tingkhye was born in Tibet in 1957, two years before his family followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile in India. There, along with other first generation Tibetan refugees, they supported his efforts in preserving Tibetan heritage and building a thriving community in exile. Rigdzin spent his formative years studying under a faculty body comprised of some of the leading scholars of old Tibet. The blessing of receiving teachings in Tibetan history, culture, language and philosophy from these eminent masters has been one of the great joys of his life.
Living in the United States over the past twenty-five years, Rigdzin has sustained his passion for philosophy and everyday loving-kindness through his work as a language teacher, private chef, business owner and interpreter for distinguished lamas, astrologers and political activists. More information about Rigdzin can be found at his website: www.thislimitlesslife.com
A loving family man, Rigdzin is known and appreciated as an accessible contemporary teacher whose exceptional wit brings clarity and delight to his commentaries. He follows in the path of his ancestors, yogis of Tashi Chopel monastery in Tingkhye, Tibet (founded in 1385).