LAMA TSULTRIM YESHE AND Hay River KTC UPCOMING EVENTS
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AT THE HAY RIVER KTC BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTER
July 23 at the Hay River KTC Buddhist Meditation Center
Cultivating the Heart of Compassion
July 23, 2017 Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Meditation has the effect of taming the mind. We become less distracted by fear, wild thoughts, and impulses. Compassion is used to train the mind. We develop skills to become more patient, tolerant, and kind to ourselves and others. As a result, we can become happier. Lama Yeshe, an ordained monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will lead this one day retreat at the Hay River KTC Buddhist Meditation Center.
The retreat will include meditation instruction, time to practice compassion building techniques and a vegetarian potluck lunch eaten mindfully. There is a suggested $25 donation but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
September 10 AT THE HAY RIVER KTC BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTER
Death, Dying, and Rebirth
Sunday September 10th 10am – 4pm.
Lama Yeshe will teach at a one day workshop on the subject of Death, Dying and Rebirth. 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
There will be a potluck, vegetarian lunch. The suggested donation is $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.
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
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. There is another type of meditation we will learn during this retreat that will aid in releasing these wonderful qualities of our noble heart. This type of meditation is called taking and sending, Tonglen in Tibetan.
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
Lama Yeshe will offer two different six week meditation class on Thursdays in Menomonie, WI. One class will be held in the afternoon an the other will run from 7-8 PM. The class 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 “Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society” by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. There is a suggested donation of $25 a month, but no one will be turned away if unable to pay. Starting in September, the new book will be The Three Vehicles of Buddhist Practice by Thrangu Rinpoche.
“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 email@example.com.
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. The current book is Dharma Paths by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Consult the above schedule 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.