April 25 - 26

The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

This seminal text of Tibetan Buddhism gives a concise and poetic outline of the Mahayana practices of mind training. Composed in the 14th century by the great Tibetan master Ngulchu Gyalse Togme, it has inspired generations of practitioners.

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche was recognized as an incarnation of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye and trained extensively in all aspects of Buddhist doctrine, with an emphasis on the Rime tradition of Khyentse, Kongtrul and Chokgyur Lingpa. After moving to the United States in 1989, Rinpoche founded Mangala Shri Bhuti, an organization established to further the study and practice of the Buddhadharma in the West. Rinpoche is the author of two books, It's Up to You: The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path, and Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to our Natural Intelligence. He is also an avid painter in the abstract expressionist tradition well as an aspiring photographer. Rinpoche travels widely throughout the world teaching and furthering his own education. For more information, visit www.mangalashribhuti.org. To view Rinpocheís paintings, please see www.kongtruljigme.com.

The schedule of this teaching is:

April 25 (Sat)

6:30-7:30 Meditation (Optional)
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Session 1 (with 15 minutes tea break)
2:30-3:30 Group Discussion
3:30 Tea Break
4:00-6:00 Session 2 (Teaching or Q&A, with 15 minutes tea break)
6:00-7:00 Dinner

April 26 (Sun)
6:30-7:30 Meditation (Optional)
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Session 3 (with 15 minutes tea break)