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Biography of a Lama – Nagarjuna and the Madhyamaka Philosophy
Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Compassion and the view of emptiness are at the heart of all the Buddha’s teachings. Without the view of emptiness and practice of compassion one cannot liberate oneself and others. It is important to understand their inseparability and realize the true nature of all phenomena. This is the weapon that is needed for cutting the ego of self-cherishing. Ven. Tulku Yeshi will discuss Nagarjuna’s text Ratnamala.
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.