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1:00pm Six Essential Theories of Meditation, by Mahasiddha Avadhutipa
January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Teaching by Lama Kelsang
Sunday, January 17
Translator: Kunchap Palsang
Meeting ID: 956 1954 7200
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The Indian mahasiddha Avadhutipa was a non-Buddhist King that was subdued and converted by the mahasiddha Damarupa. The king took up the practice of the Buddhist religion. Animal sacrifice in the kingdom was stopped, and Avadhutipa renounced his kingdom and practiced a path free from extremes. He is famous for transmitting the Lamdre teachings to the Indian Pandita Gayadhara. Avadhutipa is 6th in the list of lineage teachers.
Lama Kelsang will give a teaching on these theories of meditation and developing concentration described by mahasiddha Avadhutipa. This short text illustrates these six theories with six examples.
Ven. Lama Kelsang Dukpa was born in 1980. In his early twenties, he entered Sakya College (Institute of Higher Buddhist Studies) in Dehradhun, India. There, he studied Buddhist philosophy，during his study he also received empowerments and teachings from H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, H.H. Jidgal Dachen Dorjechang Sakya, H.E. Luding Khen Rinpoche, H.E. Thartse Khenpo, Khenchen Kunga Wangchok, and Khenchen Appey Rinpoche. He completed a Manjushri retreat for three months in Tharlam Monastery and appointed as a language tutor to H.E Khöndung Asanga Vajra Rinpoche. In 2013, he went to Penor Rinpoche Buddhist Society at Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal where he began a three-year retreat. Before his retreat, he received the Initiation of TsaSum from H.E Talung Tsetrul Rinpoche. During his stay he received initiations, authorizations, explanations, and other teachings from Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche. He has completed five times the requisite one-hundred thousand accumulations for the preliminary practices (ngöndro). He has also completed the preliminary and main practice of the two main approaches of the path of Luminous Great Perfection, trechod and thogal, and the ritual practices of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition.