Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Dzogchen Meditation and Retreat Center

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Shakyamuni Sadhana in Translation and Practice

With Catherine Dalton

Open Dates
At the express wish of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, long-time translator and Rangjung Yeshe Institute faculty member Dr. Catherine Dalton will lead an online course focused on "The Treasury of Blessings" sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha. Composed by Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche's (1846-1912) and widely considered to be a "mind-treasure" (gongter), this sadhana is both poetically rich in composition and totally complete in its practical framework. Furthermore, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has extensively praised its qualities and provided teachings to unfold its depths. This course will proceed in two parts. In the first part we will engage in a linguistic approach to the sadhana…

Sadness, Love, Openness: The Buddhist Path of Joy

With Lama Bruce Newman

October 8 - November 26, 2020
Our teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's latest book, Sadness, Love, Openness, is at once accessible, playful, and genuine. Over the course of eight weekly online meetings, Lama Bruce Newman will unpack the richness of Rinpoche's advice, which points to how we can incorporate daily experiences into our spiritual path and awaken to how things truly are. We'll learn how, by embracing sadness, love, and openness in our lives, we can develop an altruistic attitude to help all beings who suffer and to reduce our own greed and aggression. This easy-to-read manual by one of the most widely loved and respected Tibetan…