Extraordinary Dzogchen Meditation Retreat on the Prayer of Kuntuzangpowith Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
PBC Puerto Rico
November 21-22, 2015
(Saturday and Sunday)
The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo is an extraordinarily special Dzogchen text that clearly explains how to restrengthen our goodness qualities of love, compassion, and wisdom, and how to see everything as the display of the original nature. This is the essence teaching of the Buddha, which was repeated by Guru Padmasambhava and continually carried by so many great practitioners.
For centuries the voices of the hermitage yogis and yoginis reciting this prayer have echoed throughout the valleys and mountains of Tibet and the Himalayas. For generations, it has been used by all Nyingma practitioners.
“From time without beginning, sentient beings have wandered life after life in the vastness of illusion, which is known as samsara. Sometimes we experience the happiness and comfort we desire, sometimes the despair and hardship we hope to avoid. This is the landscape of the lives that we go through, each time adding more experiences and habitual patterns.
Yet in the depths of each individual‰۪s heart and mind, the spiritual qualities of love, compassion and the Dharma, which can be trusted without doubt or hesitation, are always available. Without fail for those who recognize it, this Dharma proves itself a safe haven, an island in the buffeting ocean. Spirituality is the nature of mind, as natural as breathing is to life. It isn‰۪t fabricated by anyone. It is peace, love, compassion and wisdom, and hence a constant source of well-being. Like some naturally-occurring burst of adrenalin, it can be released at any time to re-energize our being. Like a rainbow in the sky, self-born, without doer or doing, it gives joy to all who catch sight of it.
Spirituality is a jewel residing as a perfect, hidden essence in all beings. Therefore, the spiritual, which we call the Dharma, is the birthright of every being, an inheritance from which we can never be separated. Because it is not created, it can never be destroyed. When difficulties and hardships blow like a gale, Dharma is the calm eye of the storm. Comfort and ease will be found there ‰ÛÒ on this we can rely.”
Born on the world‰۪s highest plateaus in Tibet, Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche began an extraordinary life as a Tibetan Buddhist monk learning mindfulness, meditation, and philosophy taught by the Buddha. By studying and practicing the vast Buddhist literature on the science of mind, Khenpo Rinpoche developed his understanding and wisdom. In 1959, the invasion of armies across the borders of eastern Tibet sent him on a heroic journey across the Himalayas with his small family, traveling from his mountain homeland to safety in India. Several years later he studied in the Sanskrit and Tibetan Universities in Varanasi, India where he completed his training. Khenpo Rinpoche was enthroned by HH Dudjom Rinpoche as an abbot in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1980 he came to New York where he and his revered brother, Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (1938-2010) founded the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. The PBC West Palm Beach branch is one of the many centers in the USA, and teachings were first given here in 1983. Khenpo Rinpoche is an expert of Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhism, and is a master of Dzogchen. He is the author of several learned works in Tibetan, and has co-authored over 25 Dharma books in English.
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