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Zamling Chizang (World purification day) celebration: Smoke offering,…

Event: Smoke offering prayers and installing new prayers flags and Invocation of Dharmapala

Date: Sunday, July 7th 2024

Time: 10am

Location: Gaden KhachoeShing monastery, 2150 E Dolan road, Bloomington. IN

All are request to come in clean dress (Traditional) and…

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Ven. Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche visit schedules in July 2024

7/3/2024 - 7/9/2024

Ven. Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche visit schedules in July 2024

Venerable Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche biography

Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche was born in 1949 in Shigatse, Tibet. At the age of six, he began his traditional studies at Sera Monastery. After the Chinese invasion, he fled to India with his master Geshe Rabten Rinpoche, where he continued his studies.

In 1974 Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche came to Switzerland with his master and continue to support him in all activities, as he had done before in India. He lived with his master for 33 years. After Geshe Rinpoche's parinirvana, he continued Geshe's activities of directing the Centre for Higher Tibetan Studies in Switzerland as well as the affiliated centers in Germany and Austria.

Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche's teachings are of extraordinary clarity, precision, and logic, and his personal example is a great inspiration to the students.

Venerable Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche teachings schedule details

Event: Foundation of All Good Qualities
Date: July 3rd
Time: 10 - 4.30 P.M.
Lunch: 12 P.M.

The influential Tibetan Buddhist Master Je Tsongkhapa founded the Gelug school, also called the Yellow Hats, wrote many texts. The Foundation of All Good Qualities outlines 14 essential points of Buddhist practice.The first and most important being the healthy reliance on a kind spiritual master, who is the foundation for all good qualities and the root of the path to enlightenment for the sake of all beings.

Event: Yamantaka initiation (Preliminary day 1)
Date: Friday, July 5th
Time: 2 P.M.

Event: Yamantaka initiation (Actual day 2)
Date: Saturday, July 6th
Time: 2 P.M.

Yamantaka is the wrathful manifestation of Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom. He has nine heads, the central one being that of the buffalo, symbolic of his victory over Yama, the Lord of Death; the top-most head is that of Manjushri himself. This practice is a strong antidote to the removal of ignorance, the root cause of all delusions. It helps us to overcome obstacles to inner development, particular the seeds of anger and hatred within us. Yamantaka belongs to the class of highest yoga tantra. Yamantaka initiation is the foundation to engaging into other tantric practice. To receive the initiation one must attend both days of the teachings.

Prerequisite and Commitment: LamRim understanding, Daily recitation of six session guru yoga practice and Yamantaka mantra. Any questions: Call (812) 334-3456

Event: Tenshug (Prayer ceremony to request Teacher to stay long life) and Summer Invocation of the Great Dharmapala
Date: Sunday, July 7th
Time: 10 A.M. Lunch: 12:30 P.M.

Tenshug is Buddhist prayers ceremony performed to request a spiritual teacher or lama to live a long life. Its Buddhist ritual to express students gratitude and request to continue to bless all sentient beings with Dharma teachings, guidance, and blessings.

Event: Tsog offering: Choekhor Duechen (Buddha’s first turning of the dharma wheel)
Date: Tuesday, July 9th
Time: 7 P.M.

During the seven weeks after achieving enlightenment, Shakyamuni Buddha did not teach. After being asked, Buddha offered his first teaching known as First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. His first teaching was about the Four Nobel truths. This momentous occasion is celebrated on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month as one of the four major Buddhist holidays on.

Event Location:
Gaden KhachoeShing Monastery
2150 East Dolan Road
Bloomington. IN 47408

Contact information:
Phone: (812) 334-3456

All are teachings are offered free of charge. Donations are welcome to support the teachings. As in Buddhist tradition you can sponsor a teachings or initiation in your name or in honor of someone one. For more information: Call (812) 334-3456

Cost: Free

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