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9:00am Guru Rinpoche Bumtsok Retreat
October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 13, 2018
Led by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Date: Friday & Saturday, October 12-13, 2018
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 Sakya. 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.