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Mero Gaon: My Village

Himalayan Heritage Meetup

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Join Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and the award-winning director and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri for a screening of their film Mero Gaon, which tells the story of the rebuilding of a village in Nepal after the devastating 2015 earthquake. Both Jigme Rinpoche and Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri will participate in a talk with the audience after the screening.

About the Speaker

Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche is the son of the renowned terton, or “treasure revealer,” Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, holder of the Ripa lineage. As a socially engaged Buddhist, philanthropic projects have become a central part of his life’s work. Born in India, he has firsthand experience of the plight of Tibetan refugees and local villagers in finding and retrieving potable water. This inspired him to found the Pure Water Project, for which he received a citation from the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile. Other projects he directs include creating a malaria prevention and treatment program and the support of orphans, schoolchildren, monks, and the elderly. Jigme Rinpoche oversees the Ripa monasteries in both Nepal and India, along with their growing monastic communities and the Tibetan community in exile. He continues his teachings through Padma Ling and the Ripa Ladrang Foundations. Rinpoche is also appearing at the Rubin in a talk with liqueur heir Tony Cointreau on September 10 and guiding a mindfulness meditation session on September 7.

Tickets: $15.00

Member Tickets: $13.50