Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche in Dublin 29th July

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Wisdom & Skillful Means of a Bodhi Heart

29/07/2009 - 09h00
29/07/2009 - 18h00
Centre: 57
Price: 90.00

Venerable Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche was born in the Northern Indian province of Himachel Pradesh to Tibetan parents and grew up in a monastic environment. Recognized as an incarnation of Jamgon Kongtrül Lodro Thaye, he received extensive training in all aspects of Buddhist doctrine. In particular he received the teachings of the Nyingma lineage, especially that of the Longchen Nyingthik from his root teacher, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Rinpoche also studied extensively under Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Nyöshul Khen Rinpoche and the great scholar Khenpo Rinchen.

In 1989 Rinpoche moved to the United States with his family and in 1990 began a five-year tenure as a professor of Buddhist philosophy at the Naropa Institute. Rinpoche also founded Mangala Shri Bhuti at this time, an organization established with the vision of furthering the wisdom and practice of the Longchen Nyingthik lineage. Later, Rinpoche moved to southern Colorado and established the mountain retreat center, Longchen Jigme Samten Ling. Rinpoche currently spends much of his time there in retreat and guides students in long-term retreat practice. When not in retreat, Rinpoche travels widely throughout the world teaching and furthering his own education.

Wednesday 29th July - a full day of teachings at Dublin Shambhala Centre.

Price: 70 Euro for members; 90 Euro for non-members; discounts if you are student or unemployed or on a pension. Please send payment by cheque to Dublin Shambhala Centre 19 Herbert Street, Dublin 2. at time of registration. This is the only way to confirm your place.

Provisional schedule:

Teaching starts 10.00 am on Wednesday. Lunch break. Teaching ends approx. 5.30pm.