With Khangser Rinpoche
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
A meditation session led by Khangser Rinpoche.
For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health.
Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection and will include an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.
Theme: Stress Management
Vajrasattva is viewed as the Primordial Teacher (Adi-Guru). In tantric practice, one’s teacher is the Buddha, and through identification with the teacher, the practitioner attains Buddhahood. Vajrasattva appears not as a humble monk, as did Shakyamuni Buddha in his time on earth, but in a heavenly form. His perfect, supple body sways gracefully at the waist; his round arms are held dancelike; his jewels and sacred threads denote inner and outer purity; and a crown signifies his achievement.The identifying tools, or attributes, of Vajrasattva are a vajra scepter and a bell. In this image, the bell is stilled against his hip, signifying spaciousness and clarity of mind, without attachment to thoughts. This wisdom principle is identified as female.
About the Teacher
The highly venerated Eighth Khangser Rinpoche, Tenzin Tsultrim Palden, was born in Kathmandu, Nepal in May 1975. At the age of 5, he was recognized as the reincarnation of the Seventh Khangser Rinpoche, who was one of the three high lamas responsible for searching for the fourteenth reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Khangser Rinpoche started basic study of Buddhist philosophy in the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala. Thereafter, he completed advanced Buddhist studies on sutra and tantra in Sera Jey Monastery, Karnataka, and Gyuto Tantric Monastic University in India, where he obtained Geshe Lharampa and a Doctorate Degree in tantra both with highest honors among the top division.
He has directly received a wealth of teachings on both Tantra and Sutra from many great Tibetan yogis and from spiritual teachers from the four major Tibetan Buddhist sects. Some of his teachers include His Holiness the Fourteenthth Dalai Lama, Kyabje Dilgo Kysentse Rinpoche, Lati Rinpoche, Khensur Lobsang Tsering, Khe Tsun Sangpo Rinpoche, and Choegye Trichen Rinpoche.
Khangser Rinpoche presently serves as a professor teaching buddhist philosophy at Sera Jey Monastic University, one of the three great Gelugpa Monastic Universities. In 2012 he established the Dipankara Buddhist Organization to to convey the practice of mind training all over the world . In addition he delivers public teachings on Tibetan Buddhism to diverse audiences from India, Nepal, Vietnam, China, Korea, Tibet, and the West.
Free for members.
Note: Late comers may not be admitted past 1:10 pm, so as not to disrupt the session.