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Khentrul Rinpoché + Morgan Stebbins

Rituals of Empowerment

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

There can be no accomplishment without empowerment,

For that would be like a boatman without oars.

We often say knowledge is power. The tantric ritual of initiation, referred to as an “empowerment” in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, reveals the depth and sophistication behind this truism. Khentrul Rinpoché is one of the few masters to teach the highly complex Kalachakra from the Jonang tradition.

In this session Rinpoché explains the role of empowerment rituals to awaken in the student the capacity for primordial wisdom. It is not the transmission of a power to a student that he or she lacks; it is an activation of the full realization within that student that this power is inherent.

About the Speakers

Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoché, Jonang Kalachakra scholar and Tibetan buddhist Rimé master, is dedicated to helping people realize their own sacred truth through the his clear and systematic step-by-step presentation of the Kalachakra tantra. By teaching people how to reach their limitless potential and remove bias, Khentrul Rinpoché aspires to create compassion-based societies, ultimately bringing peace and harmony to our planet. Khentrul Rinpoche studied in 11 monasteries under 25 teachers from all traditions. Through his non-sectarian approach he has gathered a wealth of wisdom and experience spanning the full range of the Buddha’s teachings. He has written more than eight books on the Kalachakra tantra in the Jonang-Shambhala tradition.

Morgan Stebbins is a supervising analyst, faculty member, and former President and Director of Training at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, where he also maintains a private practice. He has taught Religious Studies and Hermeneutics at the New York Theological Seminary in the Pastoral Care and Counseling program, and he has developed a program in Contemplative Jungian Practice which includes meditation, image cultivation, and archetypal image work. He began his Zen training at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1979. He has written on symbol formation, dreams, the role of mindfulness in analysis, the meaning of compulsion, the archetypal relationship of Buddhism and psychology, and the structural parallels between the theories of Paul Ricour, Jacques Lacan, and CG Jung. His current project is to update the material and message of CG Jung to be more accessible to the general reader and more integrated with modern research and cultural developments including gender, relationships, and language. Recent and upcoming publications include a chapter on gender identity and psyche and a chapter on the relationship between mindfulness and alchemical discourse. At the Rubin he has shared the stage with Billy Corgan, Meredith Monk, and Julie Taymor.

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