Lama Tharchin Rinpoche in Boston: May 2012
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche will be teaching in the Boston area Thursday May 3 - Saturday May 5th.
Death and Dying: What Really Helps
Thursday, May 3rd, 7pm
In this talk, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche will explain the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism concerning death and in particular what we can do to help those who are dying or have already passed away. He will explain the process of death and what we can do to support those going on the journey - and prepare ourselves for it as well.
Harvard University, Andover Hall, The Braun Room
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA
We strongly recommend you walk here from Harvard Square, etc. as parking is a real challenge (there are a few meters but you still need a Harvard parking pass for it).
Suggested Donation: $25
Students with Harvard ID: Free
Brighter Than Crystal: The Indispensable Adornment of View, Meditation, and Action
Friday, May 4, 7-9pm
Saturday, May 5th 10-12 and 2-4
Watertown, MA (see below for details)
In this series, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche will teach on Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa’s doha, or song of realization. Jigme Lingpa, the great 18th century Dzogchen master and treasure revealer of the cycle of Longchen Nyingthig teachings, composed this song and included it in his autobiography, A Harvest That Enjoys Every Good Act. It is both a reflection on and inspiration for fruition of the complete spiritual life that is as timeless and priceless now as ever.
From Lama Tharchin Rinpoche:
"Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa was one of Tibet’s great scholars and poets. He is a rare Tibetan scholar whose education didn’t originate from human teachers but rather through direct encounters with various Buddhas, dakinis, and sublime beings in the pure lands. In this way his realization ripened from inside, becoming a truly profound and exemplar teacher and incomparable Mahasiddha with the ability to directly penetrate our heart. Jigme Lingpa’s doha contains the entire path of Dzogchen Great Perfection in symbolic song, showing us the basis for truly renouncing samsara and what is needed to develop the vast view, meditation and action of Dzogchen. While his knowledge is as vast as the sky and mine is smaller than the eye of a needle, I can try to offer some guidance on Jigme Lingpa’s beautiful and profound song."
Location: Watertown, MA (few minutes drive from Boston)
Registration: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions and registration. We want to make sure we have enough space for everyone.
Suggested Donation for all three sessions: $100