We are extremely fortunate that Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa will be teaching at our Center from late spring to the fall of 2008. Khensur Rinpoche has agreed to teach on a wide variety of subjects to meet the needs of students at all levels. His teachings will include:
- Informal Dharma talks held once a month in Washington D.C.
- Weekly classes on Shantideva’s A Guide to A Bodhisattva’s Way of Life in Reston, VA
- Biweekly classes on the Lam Rim section of the Lama Chopa puja in Fairfax, VA
- A mini-course that’s a commentary on a short mind training text “Parting From the Four Attachments”
- The Bliss of Inner Fire Retreat — June 26 – 30 (Highest Yoga Tantra initiation required) in Beallsville, MD
- Mahamudra Retreat: Meditations on the Nature of Mind – August 15 – 18 in Reston, VA
- An opportunity to take refuge in the Triple Gem
- A Tara initiation and practice day in September in Reston, VA
- A Mahakala Initiation in September in Manassas, VA
- Monthly Lama Chopa with Tsok pujas and other practices held beginning in the Spring in Manassas, VA.
As always, if you have questions about your Dharma practice, you can meet with Rinpoche and ask his advice. This is a very rare opportunity to get detailed, customized guidance on your daily meditation practice from a fully qualified guru. Consultations will be held by appointment only in Manassas, VA.
Ven. Tashi will be accompanying Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche. He prepares the ritual offerings, plays a lead role during our upcoming retreats, and manages Rinpoche’s schedule.
We are also fortunate that Tenzin Bhuchung, the translator who has served Khensur Rinpoche for the past two years will be accompanying Rinpoche during his visit. We would like to thank Khacholing Center, Minnesota for making Tenzin Bhuchung’s translation services available here through its Dharma Outreach Program.
During Rinpoche’s visit, the Discovering Buddhism class will not be offered. We plan on continuing in the Fall of 2008.
Please visit our website for more detailed information about these events.