28 October 2012, Key to a Meaningful Life with Phakchok Rinpoche
Open to all
As human beings, we’re all searching for the same thing: happiness and some sense of meaning in our lives. But nevertheless, often we struggle to fulfil this wish and end up feeling burdened with a sense of uneasiness and dissatisfaction. Therefore, what Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche would like to share here are eight simple points that can help us lead a meaningful life and become a perfect human being, someone who can benefit themselves as well as others.
About Phakchok Rinpoche
Born in 1981 into an illustrious Tibetan Buddhist family of great masters, dynamic and personable Phakchok Rinpoche sustains a long unbroken history of far-reaching spiritual accomplishments throughout his seven incarnations.
Phakchok Rinpoche is one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyu Lineage and a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Early Translations.
Recognized by the Kagyu regents and ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from a very young age Phakchok Rinpoche embarked on a classic Buddhist education under the tutelage of many of the most outstanding enlightened lamas of our time. Rinpoche entered the Dzongsar Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies, in Bir, India in order to further pursue his studies. After some years, Rinpoche offered back his monastic ordination and married in order to continue his family line.
Presently, Phakchok Rinpoche is the Vajra Master of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling Monastery, abbot of several monasteries in Nepal, assists monasteries and practice centres in Tibet, heads dharma centers in North America and Asia, and teaches widely at various centres in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and South-east Asia. He energetically oversees a wide range of humanitarian projects in South Asia through the non-profit organization, the Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation where he stands as the Director.
Rinpoche’s teachings are direct, lively, and practical with a strong emphasis on the view of the Great Perfection, the uncontrived non-conceptual meditation of Mahamudra, the tireless implementation of the Bodhisattva’s conduct, and the Mahayana’s teachings on wisdom and compassion. In his teachings, Rinpoche always stresses the importance of going back to the root of the Buddha’s sutras and the treatises of the great India masters. In this light, Rinpoche is also overseeing the translation and printing of several sutras and treatises, as well as other dharma texts.
To read more about Phakchok Rinpoche and his work visit his web site: http://www.phakchokrinpoche.org/
Dates and fees
10am - 7pm
*the end time is given as an indication only
standard: 35 €
concession**: 30 €
sponsor: 40 € "to help those who cannot pay the concession price"
* This fee does not include meals or accommodation
**concession fee: who is eligible?
Accommodation and meals
You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat online.
Food and accomodation - La Source Fees* 2012
*For this event, rate A applies
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*Unfortunately due to another event, there is no possibility to do personal retreat after this event, from 30 October - 15 November.
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