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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, June 2008.
Photo by Piero Sirianni
- Sept Teachings at Do Ngak Sung Juk Centre, Japan
- 23 – Public Talk
- 25 – 26 – Teaching
- 27 – Medicine Buddha Initiation
- Dec Teaching at November Course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal
- 27 – public talk hosted by Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Center
May 5 – June 6 NOTE CHANGE OF RETREAT TO 1,000-Arm Chenrezig retreat, Institut Vajra Yogini, France
One of the ladies sitting next to me had pain in the jaw and so she asked how to deal with it. So then I told her it is very important to do this prayer every day:
When you have happiness think:
“May all sentient beings have happiness and peace”.
When you have suffering, problems, cancer, aids, relationship problem, whatever, think: “May all sentient beings’ oceans of samsaric sufferings be dried out”.
The idea is to do tong-len practice from time to time each day. Especially when you do this practice of taking the sufferings you collect limitless skies of merit each time because you are taking the sufferings for numberless beings and purifying not only this life’s negative karma but also past life negative karma. So the stronger you generate compassion for animals or human beings, then many eons of negative karma get purified. And when you do the practice of giving you purify today’s, this life’s and past lives’ negative karma. It purifies many eons of negative karma.
Enjoy brief glimpses of Rinpoche on our streaming videos page
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy, June 2008.
Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s New BookThis “little book of wisdom” is the most comprehensive, clear, concise, and accessible introduction to Rinpoche’s teachings yet. From loving-kindness all the way to emptiness, including guided meditations, How to Be Happy has it all. This slim volume will delight students and be the perfect gift to introduce Rinpoche to friends and family.
from Wisdom Publications
“Profound teachings on turning every step of life into the wisdom-light of happiness are distilled here in simple words for both advanced and beginning meditators.”—Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of The Healing Power of Mind
“Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s profound aphorisms are mind blowing and heart opening. His ability to essentialize enlightenment in the most direct and simple language is astonishing. “What if all happiness, anywhere, is your happiness?” he asks. The only adequate response would be to awaken to the inseparability of self and others – in deepest wisdom, love and joy.” —John Makransky, author of Awakening Through Love
The North America Regional Meeting (Nov 22-24, Portland) will have a one-day Inner Job Description Training component led by training consultant, Amy Cayton. This training is an opportunity for centers to send a designated person to become their local trainer.
Several trainings, including a Spiritual Program Coordinator Training, are tentatively scheduled for 2009 and 2010 and will be announced as soon as the dates and locations are confirmed.
Coming Soon: Heart Advice for Death and Dying course for centers and homestudy.
Congratulations to Maitripa Institute
Who recently announced the success of their application for authority to offer graduate degrees in Buddhist Studies in the state of Oregon, USA. This approval means that Maitripa can now call itself a College, and that its program courses are available for college credit. This achievement is the first step towards regional accreditation.
Opportunities include volunteering to help construct the new accommodation block at Atisha Centre in Australia and Tushita Meditation Centre in India is looking for a new director.
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