Kagyu Mila Guru Sangha is delighted to announce that Venerable Khenpo Jigme, from Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone CO, will lead us in a Tibetan Buddhist puja ceremony, to help those who have recently died. If there is someone you know who has recently passed whom you wish to include in these prayers, please bring a small photo of them or their name written on paper.
WHEN: Sunday, November 11, from 10 am to 1 pm
WHERE: Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM
COST: Suggested donation of $15-20, to compose a group offering from our center to Khenpo. If this amount is a hardship, please donate whatever you can. There will also be a chance to make your own personal offering to Khenpo if you wish.
CONTACT: For directions, or more details, please contact Gabrielle - gabrielle.herbertson (at) gmail.com; 575 586-1038
All are welcome. Texts will be provided. The tsok - a consecrated feast offering - is also included in the ceremony. Read more about the Tsok here. Sharing this together will bless our bodies as well as our spirits!
About the teacher: Born in 1968 in Bhutan, Khenpo Jigme entered Thrangu Rinpoche's main monastery, Tashi Choling in Boudanath, Nepal in 1983, later receiving full ordination as a monk. He enrolled in Namo Buddha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies in 1989, where he completed the five-year program of studies as well as traditional Kagyu three-year retreat. Highly skilled in Buddhist philosophy, ritual, and meditation, he was appointed by Thrangu Rinpoche to teach at Namo Buddha and Vajra Vidya Institutes. Rinpoche designated him “Khenpo,” i.e., master of Buddhist philosophy (similar to a PhD. in Theology). Khenpo Jigme is resident lama at Rinpoche's Vajra Vidya Institute in Crestone, Colorado. Much admired for his erudition and incisive intellect, he is loved by an increasingly wide number of students in the West for his gentle nature and charming good humor.
Thanks to Herman Rednick Trust and Earth Journey, Inc. whose existence make these activities possible.