Memorial Day Weekend Event
Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche's Memorial Day Weekend Visit
May 26, 27, & 28
Finding Joy in Troubled Times
During times of social turmoil and environmental challenges, the Buddhist teachings on loving-kindness, tolerance, compassion and wisdom offer another perspective for engendering peace and joy within ourselves. Rinpoche shares some remarkable and little known tools for transforming adversity, a user friendly approach that applies directly to our lives.
Friday, May 26, 7:00–9:00pm
Suggested donation: $10.00 - $20.00
Rinpoche will hold a public teaching in the Wenatchee First United Methodist Church main sanctuary (941 Washington St. in Wenatchee). He will present teachings on the Heart Sutra, one of the most important scriptures of Mahayana or Great Vehicle Buddhism. The Heart Sutra is the quintessence of Buddhist teachings on the way things are, clearly elucidating how the nature of all phenomena is empty of self-nature (that all things exist only in their inter-relation to all other things). In a relatively brief discourse, the essence of reality is expounded. The Heart Sutra is an extremely profound text because it contains all the key points of explanation found in the sutras regarding the true nature of phenomena. Receiving this teaching is a truly rare and precious opportunity, as the Buddha himself stated, "The recipient of teachings on the Heart Sutra obtains the benefits and qualities of having received teachings on all sutras on emptiness."
Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28, 10:00am-5:00pm (with lunch break)
Suggested donation: $100.00 for the full weekend
(no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
All donations go to support Rinpoche, Katog Choling and the many benevolent causes supported by Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche and Katog Choling.
Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet and is the abbot of Mardo Tashi Choling Monastery. After taking monastic ordination, Rinpoche studied and practiced under his root guru, His Holiness Jigmé Puntsok Rinpoche, and with H.H. Penor Rinpoche. He received the degree of khenpo (equivalent to a Ph.D.) from three monasteries. During that time, Rinpoche also spent three years in retreat.