Time, Terma, and the Kalachakra
with Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and A.T. Mann
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Kalachakra, meaning “Wheel of Time,” is among the highest and most complicated teachings in Tantra, and is traditionally used in community ritual to purify negative energy.
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist lama from the Nyingma school. He will be joined by astrologer and author A.T. Mann for an onstage conversation on the Kalachakra Tantra, Tibetan prophecy, and concepts of time. Rinpoche will share his knowledge of the great Buddhist master of time, Padmasambhava, and of the dharma treasures of texts and relics known as terma that are hidden throughout Tibet and in the mind-streams of his disciples.
If you would like to learn more about Tibetan Buddhist astrology and divination, join the preshow gallery tour, featuring the illuminated manuscript the White Beryl.
Presented in partnership with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center.
About the Speakers
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet and enthroned as a Nyingmapa abbot by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. He traveled and studied with H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, as well as with his late brother, Vajrayana master and scholar Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and his father, the hidden yogi Lama Chimed Namgyal.
Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche established the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center (PBC) in 1989 to preserve the authentic message of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava in its entirety, and in particular to teach the traditions of the Nyingma school and Vajrayana Buddhism. PBC includes over 20 centers in the USA, India, Puerto Rico, and Russia, as well as monastic institutions in India, the USA, and Russia.
As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage, Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana schools, and is a master of Dzogchen. He has co-authored over 30 Dharma books in English with Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, and travels throughout the world giving teachings, empowerments, and personal guidance in fluent English at numerous retreats.
A.T. Mann is an astrologer, architect, artist, and author. He has lived in Europe for 28 years and written or co-written over 20 books on astrology, calendar systems, sacred architecture, sacred gardens, sacred trees, psychology, sacred sexuality, healing, tarot, prophecy, and reincarnation.
His unique Life Time Astrology system is influenced by Tibetan Buddhist principles. A member of the International Society of Astrological Research and the Forum for Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality, he teaches and lectures around the world. He is currently writing “The Serpent’s Dream: Symbols of the Divine Feminine and Women’s Power.”
Kalachakra Astrological Painting (detail); Tibet; 15th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art;C2005.27.5 (HAR 65546)
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