Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, March 5th
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members
In the history of Tibetan Buddhism, there were many Dharma masters who travelled great distances, even in perilous conditions, to help countless sentient beings. The great Sakya Pandita’s journey to the east is the most powerful example. It teaches us how to take steps on the Bodhisattva path, especially for Sakyapa practitioners. Similarly, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang’s journey from Tibet to the West is an amazing story. Studying the namtars (biographies of Lamas) can help to instill faith and confidence of being on your own spiritual journey.
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 forty 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.