LAMA TSULTRIM YESHE AND Hay River KTC UPCOMING EVENTS
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AT THE HAY RIVER KTC BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTER
September 10 AT THE HAY RIVER KTC BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTER
Death, Dying, and Rebirth
Sunday September 10th 10am – 4pm.
Explore Death & Dying with Lama Yeshe. Because we were born, we will eventually die. This program will cover topics including the dying process, why death is not permanent, what happens after death, and what can we do now to influence the process for the best possible outcome. It will be a continuation of the subject matter from the book Karma: What it Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche. Click below to listen to the audio recordings of the first two sessions of this teaching by Lama Yeshe held on March 19, 2017. The program is from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, September 10th at the Hay River Buddhist Meditation Center near Ridgeland, WI. There will be meditation instruction and a vegetarian potluck lunch. Suggested Donation $25 but no one will be turned away if unable to pay.
novembER 4-20 AT THE HAY RIVER KTC BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTER
EIGHT IN A ROW
Nyungne is the practice of 1000-armed Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. The practice is very good for purification of one’s negative karma and the accumulation of merit. Developing and increasing one’s compassion for all sentient beings is the heart of this retreat.
November 4-20 for all 8 Nyungnes.
There is an option to do single or multiple Nyungnes. Preference will be given to those signing up for all eight.
*Participants must have taken the vow of refuge.
Hay River KTC is also one of the few Dharma Centers in the US that offers the Nyungne fasting and purification practice on a regular basis. This is entirely due to Lama Tsultrim Yeshe, who makes this amazing practice available to us. Please take advantage of this opportunity if you can. We have no idea how many of these we will be able to offer in the future.
EVENTS HELD iN THE REGION
SEPTEMBER 25-27 AT THE CHRISTINE CENTER NEAR WILLARD, WI
Meditation: Taming the Mind, Unlocking the Heart
September 25-27 (Monday Wednesday) Christine Center in Willard, WI
Join Lama Yeshe for a residential retreat at the Christine Center.
The foundation practice the Buddha taught is meditation. It is a way to tame our minds so they behave better.
There is a big difference between being impulsive and spontaneous. Impulses have elements of selfishness, fear and habit; spontaneity comes from our inherent wisdom, love and compassion.
We start by increasing our ability to stay focused so we are distracted less by fear, wild thoughts, impulses and the chaos of daily life. This is achieved by meditating on an object, usually the breath.
We all have a noble heart full of wisdom, love, and compassion. Tonglen, a compassion-building techniques used with meditation, will help us realize these wonderful qualities.
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER IN MENOMONIE, WI
Six Week Meditation Classes
September 14 through October 19
Six Week Meditation Classes
Held at the Menomonie Market Food Co-op
Learn to meditate or deepen your practice with Lama Yeshe, a fully ordained monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Meditation practice helps develop clarity and stability of mind. With this we are not as distracted by fear, wild thoughts, and the chaos of daily life. We become more aware of our habitual mental patterns and develop strategies for responding to situations with more patience and compassion.
Lama Yeshe will lead two six week sessions in Menomonie on Thursdays beginning September 14th. One class will be held from 4 to 5 pm and the other will run from 7 to 8 pm. The classes will be held at the Menomonie Market Food Co-op located at 814 Main St. E. Click below for on-line sign-up.
Tuesday Night Classes
Eau Claire Dharma Book Study
The Eau Claire book class with Lama Yeshe continues. The Tuesday night classes are held in the lower level of the UU Congregational Building located at 421 Farwell Street in Eau Claire. The text is The Three Vehicles of Buddhist Practice by Thrangu Rinpoche. There is a suggested donation of $25 a month, but no one will be turned away if unable to pay.
“Buddhism for Inmates”
Lama Yeshe teaches and offers meditation instruction two or three times per month at the prison, Jackson Correctional Institution, where he spent eight years as a chaplain. Closed teaching for inmates only.
Ongoing Sunday Schedule
The Hay River KTC has a regular Sunday Practice schedule with Lama Tsultrim Yeshe. We alternate between Shamata (Calm Abiding Meditation) and the deity practices of White Tara and Chenrezig.
Lama Yeshe is available for meditation instruction and personal consultation. This can be set up with him personally; the Lama can be reached at (715) 949-1407 by phone, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Sunday programs start at 10am. On the Sundays when Lama Yeshe is in residence there is usually a talk or a book chat following from 11:30-12:30. Lama Yeshe will present a series of teachings after practice this fall with a focus on deity practice. He will cover why they are done and where they fit on the Buddhist path. He will give practice instruction on both White Tara & Amitabha. These are two of the deity practices done regularly at the center. Consult the calendar above for more specific information.
Hay River KTC is also one of the few Dharma Centers in the US that offers the Nyungne fasting and purification practice on a regular basis. This is entirely due to Lama Tsultrim Yeshe, who makes this amazing practice available to us.