By Rigdzin Tingkhye
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested Donation: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members
The very fabric of Tibetan Buddhism was tested when His Holiness Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959, followed by tens thousands of Tibetans. Everything we believed and knew was shaken to its core: love, compassion, forgiveness, and the laws of karma, all were on the brink of falling apart. His Holiness Dalai Lama never give up his vow to guide us. As long as sentient beings remain, as long as suffering remains, may I too remain and dispel the misery of all sentient beings. He holds this attitude of total acceptance of the present moment, the practice of giving and receiving (tönglen), and the principle of training the mind in everyday life, all while never giving up the truth and the dignity. He reminds us that life is full of opportunity to practice Dharma in the fullest engagement.
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.
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