Chamtrul Rinpoche International Teaching Tour, 2009

February 9th – March 2nd: Israel

Feb. 9th, 19:30-21:30:  “The Voice of Compassion” – public talk at Castra Center, Haifa

Feb. 10th, 10:00-21:00:  “Dream Yoga”, Bhavana House, Tel Aviv

Feb. 11th & 12th, 19:00-21:00: “Vajrasattva Meditation”, private house in Tel Aviv

Saturday, Feb. 14th, 10:30-12:30 and 14:00-16:00, “The Three Bardos of Death” at Ramot HaShavim

Feb. 15th, 19:00-21:00: “What is Enlightenment?” – teaching at Kibbutz Mevoh Hama, Golan Heights

Feb. 16th, 19:30-21:30 – “The Rare and Precious Human Existence”, private house at Kiryat Haroshet

Feb. 17th-21st: Phowa retreat at Kibbutz Ein Dor. During this retreat Rinpoche conferred the 100 Deity empowerment, as always, requiring students to commit to refrain from killing, take refuge in the 3 Jewels, and complete 100,000 recitations of the Vajrasattva mantra.

Feb. 24th, 19:00-21:00 (at Bhavana House in Tel Aviv) & Feb. 25th-26th, 19:00-21:00 (private home in Ramat Gan): “The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas”

Saturday, Feb. 28th, 10:00-12:00 & 14:00-16:00, “The Nature of the Mind”, Kfar Monash

March 2nd - 9th: Germany

March 3rd, 19:00-21:00:  “The Four Seals”, Tibetisches Zentrum e.V., Hermann-Balk-Str. 106, Hamburg

March 5th & 6th, 19:00; March 7th & 8th, starting 11:00am and 15:00: “Kamalashila’s Middling Stages of Meditation” at the Bodhicharya Center, Kinzigstr. 25–29, Berlin


March 9th-16th: Italy

March 12th, 20:30, "Body and Mind", public talk at Centro delle Dakini, Viale Romolo 1, Milano
March 13th, 20:30, "Inner Peace", public talk at Via Copernico 11, Arcore
March 14th & 15th, 10:00-16:00, “The Four Immeasurables and Four Seals”, two day teaching at Centro Mindfulness, Viale Cenisio 5, Milano

March 16th - 23rd: Greece

Teachings on “The Four Immeasurables”, “The Three Bardos (Intermediate States)” and Phowa at the Shambhala Meditation Center, Ierotheou 7, Athens

April & May: India

Spring term teachings at ZKL Monastery, McLeod Ganj, India

June 24th – July 20th: Malaysia and Singapore

August 10th – September 15th: Israel

Aug 11th, 19:30-21:30, "Why Do I need a Spiritual Teacher?", Reborn House, Tel Aviv 

Aug 13th,  19:30-21:30, "Devotion and the Spiritual Path", private house, Hod HaSharon

Saturday, Aug. 15th, 10:00-16:00 and Sunday, Aug. 16th, 19:30-21:30, "The 12 Links of Interdependent Origination", private home at Kiryat Haroshet 

Aug. 17th,20:00-22:00, "Karma – the Natural Law of Cause and Effect in Our Lives", “Martef 10”, Haifa

Aug. 18th, 19:00-21:30, “Body and Mind / the Meaning of Life”, Pania Center, Aniam, Golan Heights

Aug. 19th, 19:30-21:30, “Inner Peace, Outer Peace”, private house in Nahariya  

Friday, Aug, 21st, 9:00-11:00 am & 12:00-14:00, "Chenrezig Practice in the Bardos”, private house in Tel Aviv

Saturday, August 22nd, 10:00-16:00, "The Four Seals”, private home at Messilat Zion

Aug. 23rd, 19:30-21:30, "Different Heads – One Heart”, private home in Jerusalem

Aug. 27th – 29th, "The Four Boundless Meditations of the Good Mind", retreat at Kibbutz Ein Dor

Aug 30th: 100 Deity empowerment & Yeshe Lama transmission (lung) at the Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Center in Haifa. To participate, Rinpoche required practitioners to have taken Refuge, and to commit to avoiding killing and completing 100,000 Vajrasattva mantras in this lifetime.

Aug 31st –Sept. 2nd, 19:00-21:00 each evening: "The Middling Stages of Meditation - Following Kamalashila's Text", Bodhicitta House in Atlit 

Sept. 3rd, 19:30-21:30, "Spiritual Help for the Dying” - private home in Tel Aviv

Saturday, Sept. 5th, 10:00-16:00, “The Inseparability of Compassion and Emptiness”, Kfar Monash

Sept. 6th – 8th, 19:30-21:30 each evening: “Channels, Winds and Drops and the Subtle Body According to the Tantric Point of View”, private house in Ramat Gan

Sept. 10th-12th, “Introduction to the Practice of Chod – How to Cut Ego Clinging”, retreat at Kibbutz Ein Dor. Participation was open to those who have taken Buddhist refuge and have taken the commitment to avoid killing for the rest of their lives.

October-November: India

Fall term teachings at Zilnon Kagyeling Monastery, McLeod Ganj