Bodhisattva Retreat with Khenpo Lobsang Oct. 12 -14

We are so happy to invite you to a "Bodhisattva Retreat" with Khenpo Lobsang Tenzin from Vajra Vidya Institute in Colorado. Khenpo Lobsang will instruct us on the 37 practices of a Bodhisattva and the 4 Brahamaviharas ( the 4 Immeasurables: Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity).

We will meet at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.

Through the generosity of a sangha member, we now have off-road parking, a 3-5 minute walk to the Center, in the vacant lot on the left side of Lorien Road just before the turnoff at #40. Signs will be posted to point the way. PLEASE NOTE: You can still park at the Center itself, but when it is full, you must NOT park on Lorien Road inconsideration of residents in the neighborhood. Please sensibly and carefully park so that others can enter and leave the area without a problem. In the future we will have it graded and graveled.

When you arrive and especially when you leave the sessions, please note that we are in a neighborhood of folks who have moved here for the quiet; so a request has been made that we talk in normal , not calling-to-each-other across a distance voices, particularly in the evening.

Thank you so much for the consideration.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, October 12

First session: 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Supper at 6, on your own.

Evening Chenrezi at 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 13

Sunday morning: interviews, possibly 9:00 to 9:45.

First session: 10:00 am - noon

Potluck lunch: noon - 2:00 pm

Second session 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Supper at 6, on your own.

Evening Chenrezi at 7:00 pm

Monday, October 14

Morning Fire Puja at the stupa at 9:00 am

For any who wish to spend the night, there are two primitive retreat cabins as well as many retreat campsites around the stupa, and a bathhouse with a complete kitchen and two bathrooms. (to reserve space or for more info on these, please contact Michael at mcwalshphoto@gmail.com).Please bring your own food if you plan to spend the night.

All are welcome to any and all sessions and there are no requirements to attend this.

Bodhisattva - one who trains for enlightenment for the benefit for all beings or " a person who is able to reach nirvana but delays doing so out of compassion in order to save suffering beings” or “all who serve other beings with love and compassion.”

Suggested donation $15 per teaching session. No one turned away for lack of funds.

For more information, please call Hilece at (575) 586-1454; or e-mail Gabrielle at gabrielle.herbertson (at) gmail.com.

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Khenpo Lobsang Tenzin was born in Bhutan in 1969, and entered the monastery at the age of 9. At 22 he entered shedra, completed the 5-year course of study, became Khorpon, then Lopon, and in 1996 Khenpo. He received full ordination in 1985 from Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche. For ten years he was Director of Vajra Vidya Institute in Asia, where, along with his many administrative responsibilities, he taught shedra classes for monks, seminar classes for foreign students, and was a guest lecturer at Central University of Tibet Studies in Sarnath. He has studied in all four lineages, is a Rime scholar, and teaches warm-heartedly from the synthesis of Buddhist lineages. In 2004, Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him as the principal Professor and Director of all his monastic colleges. He teaches at all Thrangu Rinpoche's centers worldwide. In 2009 he went to England where he studied English at Oxford. In 2013, Khenpo Lobzang left India to join retreat master Khenpo Jigme of Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado, Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche's seat in the United States. The two Khenpos completed overseeing Vajra Vidya's inaugural Kagyu tradition three-year retreat. Currently, in addition to supervising and teaching visiting retreatants, he gives teachings in English for study groups and Dharma centers throughout the U.S. Having attended shedra with Khenpo Jigme, they have known one another for 30 years. We are so fortunate that they are the resident Khenpos at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone CO, and that they come to share the Dharma with us.

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