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9:00am Guru Rinpoche Bumtsok Retreat
August 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 10, 2019
Led by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Friday & Saturday, August 9 & 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with a lunch break between 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Please bring a tsok offering and also your dorje, bell and drum if possible. Please bring food for a potluck lunch
If someone wants to become a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, one needs to accumulate merit and purify defilements. A very meritorious practice of Guru Rinpoche is a Bumtsok, which is a 100,000 Tsok offerings to Guru Rinpoche. It is fine to join the first day, the second day, or both. If you cannot come, it is considered very meritorious to donate food or money for a tsok offering for this event. Candles and flowers are acceptable as well.
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. He has been teaching Buddhism and Tibetan culture to thousands of followers all over the world and has set up many Dharma centers, including the Heruka Dharma Center. Tulku Yeshi has published over thirteen books including biographies of Lama Yongzin and H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang. His written works also include literature and poetry. Currently, he is working with the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives to publish his autobiography, Journal of a Thousand Days, which numbers over 1,000 pages.