Fred Cooper, Saturday, June 27th, at the Herman Rednick Center
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 and from 2:00 p.m. to 5 :00 p.m. (pot luck noon to 2:00). Fred will teach on the practice of:
Karma Pakshi was the second Karmapa. He is the first recognized reincarnation of a deceased Tibetan master, Dusum Kyenpa, the First Karmapa, who wrote a letter in which instructions were given for finding his future incarnation. The recognition of Karma Pakshi as the second Karmapa began the system of tulku recognition. He lived 1204/06 to 1283 and is known as the 'Great Master of Activity.' He established the monastic code with respect for the Vinaya, and he travelled and taught extensively including to the Mongol courts of Kubilai Khan and Mongka Khan, and is mentioned in Marco Polo's writings of his 17 years in the Mongol's court. Karma Pakshi created peace wherever he went as well as spread the communal singing of Om Mani Padme Hung, since which time it has been an important aspect of Tibetan religious practice and is known and recited by all Tibetans. He renovated, as well as established, over 8000 monasteries; had great siddhis which allowed him to escape from tortures designed by Kubilai Khan who was angered by him, only later to become a disciple. Karma Pakshi had innumerable visions of buddhas, yidams, masters and protectors who were a constant source of guidance throughout his life.
Fred Cooper, on Saturday, JUNE 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 and from 2:00 p.m. to - 5:00 p.m., will give a full day's teaching on the brilliant translation of the essential part of the Karma Pakshi practice by Trungpa Rinpoche coupled with Mingyur Rinpoche's explanation of the complete practice. As a result, students will be able to practice this short version which is in English.
For those who are new to the practice, Fred will give reading transmission.
Fred Cooper, PhD, is a close disciple of H.E. Kenting Tai Situpa. He has taught for over 20 years at Kagyu Centers in the U.S., is on the external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute and is the President of KSK Buddhist Center.
Donations are accepted. No one turned away for lack of funds.
NOTE: Future teaching:
In July, 17,18,19 Khenpo Jigme and Khenpo Lobsang will return to continue teaching on Mahamudra. An announcement will be sent out again closer to that time.