We are delighted to announce that Yangsi Rinpoche will be giving a teaching and leading a Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog at the Center on January 28 and 29th, 2015.
“What The Mind Is And How to Develop Its Positive Qualities”
January 28, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
The Buddha taught us that our minds are naturally pure. By following the spiritual path, we can remove all temporary negative emotions such as attachment and anger. Doing so enables us to gradually reveal the inner purity of our minds. Yangsi Rinpoche introduces us to the nature of mind, how does it exist, what are its characteristics, and why can it be purified and transformed through mindfulness and meditation. He explains how understanding our mind’s nature help us find happiness in daily life.
Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog and Dharma Talk
January 29, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
This year, January 29 is the day of the year that specifically honors Buddha Heruka Chakrasamvara. The practice of Heruka is very powerful for evoking great bliss and enlightenment itself and has been a core practice of many Tibetan masters of our tradition. So, it’s very auspicious that we have Yangsi Rinpoche at the center to lead us in the practice of Heruka Vajrasattva on this auspicious day! This is an extremely powerful group meditation practice for purifying our own minds and hearts!
Ven. Yangsi Rinpoche will conclude his teaching with a short talk and then lead us in the Heruka Vajrasattva Puja and Tsog offering. In this powerful prayer we request the blessings of and make offerings to Vajrasattva, the aspect of enlightened mind that purifies negativities and dispells obscurations.
While this is associated with Highest Yoga Tantra practice, all who have sincere faith are welcome to attend. Rinpoche will give a short introduction to the practice.
Both events will be held at The Guhyasamaja Center, 10875 Main Street, Unit 108, Fairfax, VA. Pre-registration is not required. Donations are gratefully accepted on-site.
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About Yangsi Rinpoche
Yangsi Rinpoche was recognized at the age of six as the reincarnation of Geshe Ngawang Gendun, a renowned scholar and practitioner from Western Tibet. Rinpoche trained in the traditional monastic system for over twenty-five years, graduating in 1995 with the highest degree of Geshe Lharampa from Sera Je Monastery in South India. Rinpoche then went on to complete his studies at Gyume Tantric College. Rinpoche came to the West in 1998 with the particular wish to benefit Western students of the Buddha Dharma and has travelled and taught extensively throughout America and Europe. Rinpoche was a resident teacher at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Madison, Wisconsin for five years. In 2005, Yangsi Rinpoche founded Maitripa College, a Buddhist university located in Portland, Oregon. Rinpoche currently serves as President and Professor of Buddhist Studies at Maitripa and he is the Spiritual Director of two Dharma Centers.