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Ven. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche Aug. 30 - 3 Sept. 2017 in Stockholm

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:26 pm
by ratnashri
Most Venerable Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche
August 30 - Sept. 3, 2017 Stockholm
Public Talk, Heart Sutra and Gong Chik
Rinpoche teaches in fluent English.

1. Public Talk: SOURCE OF GENUINE HAPPINESS August 30 (Wednesday), kl. 18.30 - 20.00

Place: Folkuniversitetet, Kungstensgatan 45, Stockholm (T-Rådmansgatan)
(near Observatorielunden, between Drottningg. and Holländarg.)
Free admission (donation appreciated)

2. Evening course on HEART SUTRA, August 31 - Sept. 1 (Thurs. - Fri.), kl. 18.30 - 20.30

Place: : RATNASHRI MEDITATION CENTER, Lidingö (http://www.ratnashri.se/transport.htm)
Fee: 100 SEK per evening. Text will be provided.

Heart Sutra provides such a powerful antidote to dispel our ignorance (not knowing things as they are) which is the root cause of sufferings in samsara. Great bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara under the blessings of the Buddha explained how to train ourselves in order to actualize the practice of Profound Transcendent Wisdom (realization of absolute emptiness). The important topics of this precious Mahayana sutra include the 5 skandas, 6 ayatanas, 18 dhatus, 12 nidanas (links of interdependent origination), 4 Noble Truths and the stages of practice such as bodhicitta, 6 Paramitas, 5 Paths, 10 Bhumis and Perfect Buddhahood.

3. Weekend course on GONG CHIK, Sept. 2 - 3, kl. 10 - 17

Place: RATNASHRI MEDITATION CENTER (see above)
Fee: 350 SEK per day (any participation during the day)
Registration by email to info@ratnashri.se is required. Lunch is included if you register by August 30.
The book that will be used can be purchased at the center.

Gong Chik, the single nature/ground/intent, refers to the dharmakaya which is of one nature (the most profound emptiness). From within that nature, all phenomena of samsara and nirvana are manifested within the framework of causality and they are perceived according to the realization of individuals. Those who do not realize, see the confused projections; from that state, samsara (with suffering as its characteristic) is experienced. Whereas those who realize dharmakaya, have dissipated all the confused projections; from that state, nirvana (with freedom from suffering as its characteristic) is experienced. Gong Chik, written by Jigten Sumgön (the reincarnation of Nagarjuna and the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage), conveys clearly the essence of the Buddha’s whole teachings. It delineates the universal law of causality, Nagarjuna’s philosophy of interdependence, and opens one’s mind to moral ethics that help to guard oneself against confusion and deceit. Khenchen Rinpoche said, “In order to free oneself from Samsara and to achieve enlightenment, Gong Chik teaching is indispensable. It describes precisely the fine line between Samsara and Nirvana.“

Most Venerable Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche
Rinpoche is well-respected and beloved as an accomplished scholar, meditation master, teacher, translator, author and abbot. Khenchen Rinpoche’s famous works include Lord Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, The Great Kagyu Masters, A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path and Opening the Treasure of the Profound. Rinpoche is known for his great wealth of knowledge and skills in communicating the deepest insights in simple English. His teachings can truly change your life if you take them to heart. Rinpoche teaches in fluent English.

Detailed Information of this program can be found at http://www.ratnashri.se/KhenchenRinpoche2017.htm

Organized by Ratnashri Meditation Center in cooperation with Folkuniversitetet
Website: http://www.ratnashri.se
Send all inquiries to info@ratnashri.se