Awakening Practice with Venerable Geshe Tashi Dorje
Morning Mindfulness in the Shrine Room
Saturday, November 18, 2017
11:30 AM–12:15 PM
Many contemplative practices that are popular in the West today have their roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join guest speaker Geshe Tashi Dorje in the Shrine Room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan cultures, art, and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that will explore different approaches, including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness. Drop in for just one session or enjoy them all.
About the Speaker
Geshe Tashi Dorje is the director of the Center for Universal Peace in New York. He was born in a remote village on the border of Tibet and Nepal. In 1989, he joined Sera Mey Monastic University in South India. In 1991, he received the Getsul (Samsrana) ordination blessing from His Eminence Kachen Lobsang Soepa, former abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, and in 1993 he received Bikshu (Gelong) Ordination Blessing from His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama. Ten years later he was awarded the Rigchung degree upon completion of the perfection of wisdom course. In September 2005, he was appointed to be the Chant Master, the third-highest ranking official of Sera Mey Monastery. Among his many additional honors, he received a doctorate in Buddhism, concentrating in the Five Major Texts from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In the United States, Dorje teaches dharma and the Tibetan language to bothTibetans and Westerners.
He has also performed ritual chantings at Carnegie hall, attended the interfaith breakfast with the Mayor of New York City, and participated in the Buddha’s birthday celebration at the United Nations.
Member Tickets: $13.50