Weekend with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

Date/Time
01/05/2018 - 01/07/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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ACHARYA LAMA TENPA
Guru Rinpoche Prayer

Friday, January 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 – 4:00 pm


Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will teach on the Guru Rinpoche Prayer, a supplication that was composed by Guru Rinpoche himself and sung to a monk Namkhai Nyingpo, a supplication that all appearances be self-liberated as the enlightened body of the deity, all sounds be self-liberated as the enlightened speech of the deity, and all thoughts be self-liberated as the essential reality itself, a supplication that we can manifest our own basic nature, the true nature of mind, awareness-emptiness.

Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, was an Indian tantric master who played a major role in bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. The subject of many myths and legends, little is known about him historically. During the reign of King Trisong Detsen, Padmasambhava helped establish the country’s first Buddhist monastery in Samye and he is considered the founder of the Nyingma (“ancient”) school, the oldest of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

In addition to his historical role, Padmasambhava is an important symbol of enlightenment in the Dzogchen teachings of the Nyingma lineage, and his image is often visualized as an object of meditation. He is said to have had eight manifestations, including both the peaceful and wrathful forms. For example, he rides on a pregnant tigress in the fierce form of Dorje Drolo, which he assumed to bring the local deities and guardians of Bhutan under his control.

Padmasambhava is closely associated with the terma tradition of the Nyingma school, in which specially empowered lineage holders called tertons discover secret teachings or texts. Many of these texts are attributed to Padmasambhava himself, who is said to have hidden them in the physical world or in the mind-stream of tertons.

The View and Practice of Deity Yoga

Sunday, January 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm


Why can’t we just rest in the true nature of mind doing Mahamudra meditation? Isn’t it enough to attain realization? Why engage in a deity yoga practice? Or why can’t we just do a shamatha meditation? Isn’t it enough to attain realization? Why engage in a deity yoga practice?

In his talk followed by Q&A (so bring your questions and a beginner’s mind) Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will talk about the view and practice of the deity yoga and about our journey as Vajrayana practitioners.

SUGGESTED DONATIONS
Friday & Saturday
$108 for NBNY members
$120 for non-members

Friday & Saturday Individual Talks
$40 for NBNY members
$45 for non-members

Acharya Lama Tenpa

Sunday Only
$35 for NBNY members
$40 for non-members

Acharya Lama Tenpa


Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was born in Nepal and entered a monastery at the age of thirteen. In 1981, Lama Tenpa was enrolled in the first class of the Karma Shri Nalanda Institute at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, together with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. He completed his studies with an Acharya degree in 1991 and following his graduation taught Buddhist philosophy at the Karma Shri Nalanda Institutefor two years. Under the guidance of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, he then entered a 3-year retreat in Pullahari, Nepal. From 1997 to 2004, Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was the resident teacher at His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s center Theksum Tashi Chöling in Hamburg, Germany. Furthermore, Lama Tenpa has been one of the main teachers at Nitartha Institute since 1998. Since August 2004, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen has been a professor of Buddhist studies and Tibetan language at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and teaches regularly at Nalandabodhi centers.

 


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    Weekend with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

    Date/Time
    01/05/2018 - 01/07/2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Acharya-Lama-Tenpa-2012-229x300

    ACHARYA LAMA TENPA
    Guru Rinpoche Prayer

    Friday, January 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Saturday, January 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    2:00 – 4:00 pm


    Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will teach on the Guru Rinpoche Prayer, a supplication that was composed by Guru Rinpoche himself and sung to a monk Namkhai Nyingpo, a supplication that all appearances be self-liberated as the enlightened body of the deity, all sounds be self-liberated as the enlightened speech of the deity, and all thoughts be self-liberated as the essential reality itself, a supplication that we can manifest our own basic nature, the true nature of mind, awareness-emptiness.

    Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, was an Indian tantric master who played a major role in bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. The subject of many myths and legends, little is known about him historically. During the reign of King Trisong Detsen, Padmasambhava helped establish the country’s first Buddhist monastery in Samye and he is considered the founder of the Nyingma (“ancient”) school, the oldest of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    In addition to his historical role, Padmasambhava is an important symbol of enlightenment in the Dzogchen teachings of the Nyingma lineage, and his image is often visualized as an object of meditation. He is said to have had eight manifestations, including both the peaceful and wrathful forms. For example, he rides on a pregnant tigress in the fierce form of Dorje Drolo, which he assumed to bring the local deities and guardians of Bhutan under his control.

    Padmasambhava is closely associated with the terma tradition of the Nyingma school, in which specially empowered lineage holders called tertons discover secret teachings or texts. Many of these texts are attributed to Padmasambhava himself, who is said to have hidden them in the physical world or in the mind-stream of tertons.

    The View and Practice of Deity Yoga

    Sunday, January 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm


    Why can’t we just rest in the true nature of mind doing Mahamudra meditation? Isn’t it enough to attain realization? Why engage in a deity yoga practice? Or why can’t we just do a shamatha meditation? Isn’t it enough to attain realization? Why engage in a deity yoga practice?

    In his talk followed by Q&A (so bring your questions and a beginner’s mind) Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will talk about the view and practice of the deity yoga and about our journey as Vajrayana practitioners.

    SUGGESTED DONATIONS
    Friday & Saturday
    $108 for NBNY members
    $120 for non-members

    Friday & Saturday Individual Talks
    $40 for NBNY members
    $45 for non-members

    Acharya Lama Tenpa

    Sunday Only
    $35 for NBNY members
    $40 for non-members

    Acharya Lama Tenpa


    Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was born in Nepal and entered a monastery at the age of thirteen. In 1981, Lama Tenpa was enrolled in the first class of the Karma Shri Nalanda Institute at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, together with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. He completed his studies with an Acharya degree in 1991 and following his graduation taught Buddhist philosophy at the Karma Shri Nalanda Institutefor two years. Under the guidance of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, he then entered a 3-year retreat in Pullahari, Nepal. From 1997 to 2004, Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was the resident teacher at His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s center Theksum Tashi Chöling in Hamburg, Germany. Furthermore, Lama Tenpa has been one of the main teachers at Nitartha Institute since 1998. Since August 2004, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen has been a professor of Buddhist studies and Tibetan language at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and teaches regularly at Nalandabodhi centers.

     


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