Annual Seminar with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

August 10 - 18

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Gomde California is pleased to open registration for our precious teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s 2017 Semniar.

Full Program – August 10-18

Part 1: Gateway to Buddhist Practice – August 10-13

Following afternoon registration and dinner, the seminar begins Thursday evening August 10 with a teaching by Lama Tsultrim Sangpo. Then, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will introduce students to the practice of the Buddhist path, presenting the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible and applicable for the modern practitioner. This seminar is perfect for beginners as well as long-time practitioners, guiding us all through the crucial key points of genuine Buddhist practice.  The final day of the program will be the group practice of the Ocean of Amrita under Rinpoche’s guidance.

Part 2: Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature – August 12-18

Rinpoche will guide students to the recognition of our buddha nature, bringing us to a fresh, immediate experience of our intrinsic awareness. Students will receive guidance on how to avoid pitfalls in meditation practice and how to apply meditation practice in daily life.

Please note that attendance of Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature is restricted to those who have met any one of the following requirements:

  • Have completed, or begun with the intention to complete, the preliminary practices (ngondro).
  • Have attended a previous seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche.
  • Have completed the First Excellence in the Tara’s Triple Excellence program.

Ocean of Amrita Puja: August 13

Rinpoche will lead the Gomde community in our annual ritual practice of the Ocean of Amrita, a profound practice for purifying samaya, the sacred commitments that mark our relationships with our teachers and link all of us together as practitioners in the same Vajrayana community.  This event is open to everyone.  Attendance at this event in included in the other programs.

Green Tara Empowerment: August 17

We are very happy to announce that on August 17th, Rinpoche will bestow the Inner Green Tara Empowerment, which is a prerequisite for students who wish to begin the Third Excellence of the Tara’s Triple Excellence program. The empowerment is open to everyone.

Register here for the Full Program – August 10-18

Register here for Part 1 – August 10-13

Register here for Ocean of Amrita Puja only – August 13

Register here for Green Tara Empowerment only – August 17

Register here for Part 2 – August 12-18

About the Teachers

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Meditation master and renowned teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has been teaching audiences around the world for the past 25 years. His teachings, full of humor, warmth and wit, offer a unique opportunity to connect with the Buddhist tradition in a fresh, vital way that is relevant to our lives today. The eldest son of Tulku… more »

Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

A senior monk and chant master at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathmandu, Lama completed a traditional three year retreat under the guidance of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.  He currently trains the younger monks at the monastery in the practice of the ritual arts.