Thursday, November 23, 2017

Teaching archive for 2015

ISRAEL * NETHERLANDS * GERMANY * POLAND * SWITZERLAND * ITALY * GREECE * SPRING TERM INDIA * UNITED KINGDOM * UNITED STATES* SOUTH AFRICA * NAMIBIA * FALL TERM INDIA

Feb. 3rd - 24th, 2015:  ISRAEL

 Feb. 3rd  |  “Traditional Values in Changing Times" | Kibbutz Club at the Ben-Guryon Center, Sdeh Boker

Feb. 4th  |  The Journey to Inner Peace Passes through Hardships”   |   "Southern Breeze" clinic, Be'er Sheva 

Feb. 5th  |   In Search for the Meaning of Life | Kanta Yoga Studio, Tel Aviv 

Friday, Feb. 6th  |  “Tara Teaching and Practice”  |  Private home, Ramat Gan 

Saturday, Feb. 7th  |  “The Death Process according to Tibetan Buddhism”  BodyFlow Studio, Pardes Hanna

Feb. 8th | "Meditation Practice - Why and How? Mind Training as a Tool for Inner Change" | The Children's Club, Kibbutz Afikim

Feb. 10th | "On Compassion and Patience" |  "Soli Sola", Bet HaRishonim, Bitan Aharon

Feb. 11th | "The Practice of the Seven Limbs for Collection of Merit"  | Private hom, Yokne'am Illit

Feb. 12th | "About Karma and Reincarnation"  |  Kanta Yoga Studio, Tel Aviv

Friday, Feb. 13th | "Tonglen Meditation - Teaching and Practice"  | Private home, Ramat Gan

Saturday, Feb. 14th | "Introduction to Sutra and Tantra in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition"  |  Kanta Yoga Studio, Tel Aviv

Feb. 15th & 1th (Two part evening course) | "The Essence of the Heart Sutra" | "Meditation Factory", Hertzliya Pitu'ach

Feb. 19th - 21st | "Ngondro and Nyungne Retreat" | Kibbutz Ein Dor

During the retreat Rinpoche conferred the 100 Deity Empowerment, requiring students to take three lifetime commitments: to avoid killing, to take Refuge, and to complete 100,000 recitations of the Vajrasattva mantra.

Feb. 22nd | "The Science of the Heart: Mind and Emotions as Viewed by Tibetan Buddhism"  | Broshim Campus, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv

 

Contact info for the organizers of Rinpoche's tour in Israel:  bodhicitta.community [at] gmail.com

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Feb. 24th - March 1st, 2015:  THE NETHERLANDS

Feb. 24th | "The Three Excellents for a Perfect Pracitce"  |  Studio B13, Amsterdam Oost

Feb. 27th | "Training the Mind with Four Principles"  |  Leef-Yoga, Amsterdam Oost

Saturday, Feb. 28th | "The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination"  |  Leef-Yoga, Amsterdam Oost

Sunday, March 1st | "How to Integrate the Vows of Sutra, Bodhisattva and Tantra into Practice"  |  Leef-Yoga, Amsterdam Oost

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March 2nd - 11th, 2015:  GERMANY

Tonglen Meditation

March 2nd | "How to Practice Wisdom and Compassion"  |  Bodhicitta e.V., Köln

March 3rd | "Life and Mind Connection"  |   Bodhicitta e.V., Köln

March 4th | "How to Practice the Outer, Inner and Secret Vows"  |  Offene Nyingma Gruppe, Hamburg

March 5th  |  "The Seven Line Prayer"  |  Offene Nyingma Gruppe, Hamburg

March 6th  |  "The 100 Wrathful and Peaceful Deities with the Three Kayas of Guru Rinpoche"  |  Offene Nyingma Gruppe, Hamburg

Taking this empowerment the students committed to  avoid killing, to take refuge and to complete 100,000 recitations of the Vajrasattva mantra.

Saturday, March 7th  |  "The Three Excellences"  |  Bodhicharya Center, Berlin

Sunday, March 8th  |  "The Three Vows - Outer, Inner and Secret"  |   Bodhicharya Center, Berlin

March 9th  |  "Tonglen Meditation and Teaching"  |   Bodhicharya Center, Berlin

March 10th  |  "The Four Principles of Mind Transformation"  |  Garuda Bavan, Göttingen

March 11th  |  "The Four Immeasurable Minds"  |  Garuda Bavan, Göttingen

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March 12th - 20th, 2015:  POLAND

 Blessing line in Szcczecin, Poland, March 2015

March 12th  |  "'Drops of Advice from my Heart' by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok"  |   The Buddhist mission Three Jewels, Szczecin

March 13th  |  "Guru Padmasambhava Empowerment from the Longchen Nyingthig"  |   The Buddhist mission Three Jewels, Szczecin

In taking this empowerment, the students committed to  avoid killing, to take refuge and to complete 100,000 recitations of the Vajrasattva mantra.

Saturday, March 14th  |  "The Six Perfections"  |   Światynia Engakuin, Poznań

Sunday, March 15th  |  "Dream Yoga"  |   Społeczne Gimnazjum nr 20, Warszawa

March 16th  |  "Channels, Winds and Drops and the Subtle Body according to the Tantric Point of View"  |   Społeczne Gimnazjum nr 20, Warszawa

March 17th  |  Meeting with Association "For Earth" and friends in Lublin;in the evening, teaching on "Introduction to the Practice of Chod - How to Cut Ego Clinging: Commentary"  |  Buddhist Mision Center "Three Jewels", Skrzynice

March 18th  |  "Transformation of Happiness and Suffering"  |  Społeczne Gimnazjum nr 20, Warszawa

March 19th  |  "Tong-len: the Healing Power of Compassion"  |  Ośrodek Buddyjski, Kraków

March 20th  |  "Tong-len and Calm Abiding Meditation"  |  Ośrodek Buddyjski, Kraków

To contact the visit coordinators in Poland please write to: chamtrulrinpoche[at]wp.pl

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March 21st & 22nd, 2015:  SWITZERLAND

Saturday, March 21st  |  "Finding Meaning in Everyday Life"  |  Instituto Kalachakra, Lugano-Breganzona

Sunday, March 22nd  |  "The Relationship between Mind, Body and Energy" and later that day, "An Introduction to Dream Yoga" |   Instituto Kalachakra, Lugano-Breganzona

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 March 23rd - 29th, 2015:  ITALY

Teachings in Milano, 2015

March 24th  |  "The Practice of Giving and Receiving: How to Handle Suffering and Transform it into Joy and Healing"  |  I percorsi di Pan, Milano

March 26th  |  "The Mind - Source of Confusion and Wisdom: a Theoretical and Practical Guide to Meditation with Chamtrul Rinpoche"  |  I percorsi di Pan, Milano

March 27th  |  "Karma: the Natural Law of Cause and Effect"  |  I percorsi di Pan, Milano

Saturday, March 28th  |  "The Essence of the Words of my Perfect Teacher"  |  Metiss'art, Milano

Sunday, March 29th  |  "The Essence of the Words of my Perfect Teacher" (continued), and in the afternoon: "Tara teachings with Mantra"  | Metiss'art, Milano

Contact address for Rinpoche's teachings in Italy: barbara.cagnola[at]gmail.com

 

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March 30th  - April 6th, 2015:  GREECE

Teachings in Athens, 2015

 

March 30th & 31st  |  "Teachings on the Bardo"  |  Karma Gyaltsen Ling, Thessaloniki

April 2nd  |  "The Four Immeasurables Bodhicitta Mind"  |   Shambala Buddhist Centre, Athens

April 3rd  |  "How to Transform Suffering and Happiness into Practice"  |   Zen Center, Platia Agias Irinis, Monastiraki-Athens

Saturday, April 4th (two sessions)  |  "Eight Aspects of the Noble Truth of Suffering and Origination"  |Zen Center, Monastiraki-Athens

Sunday, April 5th  (two sessions)  |  "Eight Aspects of the Noble Truth of Cessation and Path"  | Zen Center, Monastiraki-Athens

 

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April 13th - May 22nd, 2015: Spring Term at Bodhicitta Centre, McLeod Ganj - INDIA

April 13th  - May 22nd, 3-5pm, Monday to Friday |  Afternoon teachings open to all interested, a different Dharma topic covered each week.

April 20th - May 16th, 9-11am, Monday to Saturday   |   "Shantideva's 'Bodhicaryavatara' - 'A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life' (Part II)"

Beginning May 18th Rinpoche taught an additional morning course |  "The Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro (short version)"

Requirements for the morning class teachings include attending each and every session of the course, from start to finish.h

The Ngondro course participants were also required to take refuge in the Three Jewels (becoming Buddhist), to attend Rinpoche's Vajrasattva Meditation classes as a prerequisite, to vow not to kill any living creature intentionally for the rest of one's life, and to have the sincere intention to complete the 500,000 preliminary practices within a few years (100,000 prostrations, 100,000 refuge prayers, 100,000 bodhicitta prayers, 100,000 Vajrasattva mantras, 100,000 mandala offerings).

Contact for teachings in India:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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June 1st - July 7th, 2015:  UNITED KINGDOM

 

June 3rd |  "Mind Training through the Sevenfold Cause and Effect Instructions"  |   Kailash House, London

June 4th  |  "Transforming Suffering and Happiness"  |  Kailash House, London

June 5th  |  "Dream Yoga"  |  Dharma Primary School, Brighton

Saturday, June 6th (two sessions)  |  "The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising"  |  Dharma Primary School, Brighton

Sunday, June 7th  |  "Seven Branch Practice for Accumulating Merit"  |  Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Bosham, Chichester

June 8th & 9th  |  "The Essence of 'Words of my Perfect Teacher'"  |  Chichester, West Sussex

June 11th  |  "The Four Immeasurable Bodhicitta Practices to Open the Heart"  |  Miracle Room, Glastonbury, Somerset

June 12th  |  "The Healing Power of Tonglen"  |  Miracle Room, Glastonbury, Somerset

Saturday, June 13th (2 sessions)  |  "The Eight Aspects of the Noble Truth of Samsara"  |  Miracle Room, Glastonbury

Sunday, June 14th (2 sessions)  |  "The Eight Aspects of the Noble Truth of Nirvana"  |  Miracle Room, Glastonbury

June 15th  |  "Meditation Teaching with Guided Practice"  |  Sweet Track Centre, Glastonbury

June 17th  |  "The Four Immeasurable Bodhicitta Practices to Open the Heart"  |  The Hall, The Mansion, Totnes, Devon

June 18th  |  "Meditation for the Relaxation of Body and Mind  |  The Hall, The Mansion, Totnes, Devon

June 19th  |  "The Healing Power of Tonglen"  |  The Hall, The Mansion, Totnes, Devon

Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st (2 sessions both days)  | "The Essence of Words of my Perfect Teacher"  |  The Hall, The Mansion, Totnes

June 23rd  |  "Meditation for Body and Mind Relaxation"  |  The Conference Centre at Newport YMCA, Wales

June 24th  |  "Transforming Suffering and Happiness"  |  The Share Centre, Newport, Wales

June 24th (evening)  |  "The Natural Law of Cause and Effect"  |  The Conference Centre at Newport YMCA, Newport, Wales

June 25th  |  "The Connection between Mind and Life"  |  Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, South Glamorgan

June 26th  |  "Finding Meaning in Everyday Life"  |  Bishopston Community Centre, Swansea

Saturday, June 27th  |  "Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma"  |  The Sessions House, Usk

June 29th  |  "Selflessness of Self and Selflessness of Phenomena"  |  Wye Valley Art College, Llandogo

July 2nd  |  "Wisdom and Compassion"  |  Village Hall, Lanehead, Tarset, Northumberland

July 3rd-5th  |  "Tonglen Teachings with Guided Meditation" - 3 day retreat  |  The Old Rectory, Thorneyburn, Tarset

For further information visit Chamtrul Rinpoche's UK website:   www.bodhicitta.org

 

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July 23rd - September 8th, 2015:  UNITED STATES

July 27th, 28th & 29th (each evening 7-9pm)  |  "'Drops of Advice from My Heart' by Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche"  |  New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center, Brooklyn, NY

July 30th  |  "Healing with the Mind's Power" |  Tibetan House, New Orleans, Louisiana

July 31st  |  "Tantra: What is the Meaning and How to Practice"  |  Louisiana Himalayan Association (LHA) Community Center, New Orleans, LA

Saturday, August 1st (2 sessions)  |  "Chenrezig Teaching and Practice: the Power of Mantra - Om Mani Padme Hung"  |  LHA Community Center, New Orleans, LA

Sunday, August 2nd (2 sessions)  |  "Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels - What it Means to Become a Buddhist"  |  LHA Community Center, New Orleans, LA

During this event Rinpoche gave refuge in a formal ceremony to those interested.

August 6th  |  "Applying Meditation and Mindfulness in Everyday Life" |  Katog Ratna Ling, Lafayette, LA

August 14th (morning) |  "View, Meditation, Conduct and Results" |  Samden Ling, Portland, Oregon

same place, afternoon  |  "Seven Line Prayer and Vajra Guru Mantra"

Saturday, August 15th (2 sessions)  |  "Three Bardos:  Intermediate State of Death, Reality and Becoming"  | Samden Ling, Portland, OR

Sunday, August 16th (2 sessions)  |  "Chakras and Channels"  | Samden Ling, Portland, OR

August 21st  |  "Meditation and Training the Mind"  | Spokane Buddhist Church, Spokane, Washington State

Saturday & Sunday, August 22nd & 23rd  (2 sessions each day) |  "Teaching on Parting from the Four Attachments"  | Tsinta Mani Choling, Spokane, WA

August 28th  |  "What is Bodhicitta?"  | Sky Creek Dharma Center, Chico, California

Saturday, August 29th  (2 sessions) |  "Bodhicitta and Emptiness"  | Sky Creek Dharma Center, Chico, CA

Sunday, August 30th (morning) |  Teachings at Sky Creek Dharma Center, Chico, CA

September 1st  |  Dharma Talk  | Princeville Community Center, Kauai, Hawaii

September 4th  |  "The Journey to Inner Peace Passes Through Hardship" |  Bodhi Tree Dharma Center, Honolulu, HI

Saturday, Sept. 5th |  "Lojong" (morning)  |  "Tonglen" (afternoon)  |  Bodhi Tree Dharma Center, Honolulu, HI

Sunday, Sept. 6th |  "Four Line Refuge Prayer and Bodhicitta, Including the Six Paramitas"  |  Dragon's Collection, Honolulu, HI

September 7th  |  "The Six Bardos of Being"  |  Bodhi Tree Dharma Center, Honolulu, HI 

Contact person for the US tour: Julie Beal - jkbeal[at]gmail.com Bodhi Tree Dharma Center, Honolulu, HI

 

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September 10th - 29th, 2015:  SOUTH AFRICA

Sept. 11th |  "Bringing Happiness and Suffering onto the Path"  |  Snowlion Shop, Melville, Johannesburg

Saturday, Sept. 12th - Monday the 14th |  "Nyungne with Tara and Chenrezig Practice"  |  Magalies Retreat, Johannesburg

Sept. 15th |  "The Four Seals"  |   Lam Rim Buddhist Centre, Vrededorp

Sept. 16th  |  "Meditation for Body and Mind Relaxation" (Practical Guide by Chamtrul Rinpoche)  |   Lam Rim Buddhist Centre, Vrededorp

Sept. 17th |  "Dream Yoga"  |   Lam Rim Buddhist Centre, Vrededorp

Friday, Sept. 18th - Sunday the 21st  |  "Introduction to Tantra with Chenrezig Practice"  |   Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo (Kwazulu Natal)

Sept. 22nd |  "Dream Yoga"  |   Ubuntu Wellness Centre, Cape Town

Sept. 23rd  |  "Meditation for Relaxation of Body and Mind (Practical Guide by Chamtrul Rinpoche"  |   Zandvlei Sea Scout Hall, Lakeside (Cape Town)

Sept. 24th  |  "100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deity Empowerment"  |   17 Crassula Str, Milnerton (Cape Town)

By taking this empowerment students committed to take refuge, not to kill their entire lives, and complete 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitations.

September 25th-27th |  "Nyungne Retreat"  |   Schoenstatt Retreat Centre, Constantia

Sept. 28th  |  "Deepening our Compassion with Tonglen Practice"  |  Sufi Temple, Newlands 

To contact South Africa visit coordinators please write:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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September 29th - October 5th, 2015:  NAMIBIA

 October 2nd  |  "Meditation and Mindfulness in Everyday Life"  |  Van Der Bijl Street, Northern Industrial Area, Windhoek 

Saturday, Oct. 3rd  |  "Reality of Phenomena According to Buddhist Philosophy"  |  Van Der Bijl Street, Northern Industrial Area, Windhoek 

Sunday, Oct. 4th |  "Relationship between Mind, Energy and Body"  |  Nr 9 Behringstrasse, Windhoek West

 

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October 12th - November 20th, 2015:  Fall Term Teachings in India

October 12th  - November 20th   |  Afternoon teachings open to all interested, with a different Dharma covered each week.

October 19th - November 14th  |   Morning Class for practitioners: "Shantideva’s 'Bodhicaryāvatāra' 'The Way of the Bodhisattva'"

In the morning course, participants were required to attend all sessions (each morning, Monday to Saturday), missing sessions is not permitted.

Morning and afternoon teachings took place at the Bodhicitta Dharma Centre, McLeod Ganj, India


Contact:   bodhicittacentre1 [at] gmail.com

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