We are offering Seven Special Benefactor Packages for Gonpo Ludup benefactors who offer $275 or more to help us cover the costs of our upcoming teachings with Yangsi Rinpoche. Contact Kate if you would like to help support Gonpo Ludup in this way: email@example.com
Each Special Benefactor will receive:
• A hard copy of Geshe Sopa’s autobiography, Like a Waking Dream, signed by Yangsi Rinpoche. Geshe Ngawang Gendun, Yangsi Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, was one of Geshe-la’s principal teachers and there is a beautiful photo of Geshe Ngawang Gendun in the book.
• A mala blessed by Yangsi Rinpoche.
• A Samantabhadra Protection card designed for homes by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. “By displaying this protection in the house, activities that take place in the house and have no meaning will become meaningful and virtue will be created,” says Rinpoche. “In this way, having this protection in the home becomes good feng shui, a way of creating an auspicious environment.â€
• A glass crystal engraved with the mantra of Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambahava. “When this mantra is put in a container of water, according to Rinpoche, the mind and heart are blessed by drinking water that has touched the mantra.” (FPMT.org)
• And we will offer a special Medicine Buddha puja dedicated to our benefactors & their loved ones with Ven. Gyalten Palmo when she is here as our Teacher in Residence in December.
Gonpo Ludup Study Group is delighted to host an on-going every other Wednesday-evening online meditation series with FPMT nun Ven. Gyalten Palmo. Open to all. No experience with meditation necessary.
LINK TO JOIN: https://zoom.us/j/761240171 * PLEASE NOTE that the class closes at 7:05pm, so please join in time. We’d love to have you!
ABOUT THIS ONLINE CLASS
We are using Zoom video software for these classes. Once you click on the August 16 drop-in meditation link (https://zoom.us/j/761240171), you will receive a prompt to download Zoom on your computer. It takes about two minutes, depending on your Internet speed.
ABOUT VEN. PALMO
Ven. Gyalten Palmo grew up in San Francisco and started studying Tibetan Buddhism 16 years ago. She has studied closely under Ribur Rinpoche, His Eminence Choden Rinpoche, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and completed FPMT’s five-year Basic Program. In 2012, she was ordained by Choden Rinpoche at Sera Jey Monastic University in India. As an FPMT-registered teacher, she has been teaching Discovering Buddhism regularly since 2013 at Tse Chen Ling Center, our San Francisco center. Ven. Palmo loves studying and sharing the Dharma with others.
TIBETAN BUDDHIST LAMA TO OFFER PUBLIC TALK & HEALING CEREMONY FOR WORLD PEACE IN LAGUNA BEACH
Yangsi Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist lama in the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, will offer a public talk, How to Achieve Happiness (1 – 2:30 p.m.), and Healing Ceremony for World Peace/Medicine Buddha Jenang/Blessing (4:30 – 7:30 p.m.) in Laguna Beach on Sunday, November 19.
All are welcome to attend both events organized by Laguna Beach’s Gonpo Ludup Study Group, part of the international Tibetan Buddhist organization the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
Based in Portland, OR, Rinpoche teaches in English and is known for his extraordinary insight into the Western psychological condition.
“Rinpoche really understands the dissatisfaction and depression so many of us in the West experience, and has a way of making Buddhist psychological tools accessible to everyone,” said Gonpo Ludup coordinator Kate Macdonald.
Born in Kathmandu in 1968, Yangsi Rinpoche was recognized at age six as the reincarnation of a great master and yogi from Western Tibet. He was enthroned that year at Kopan Monastery, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s monastery in Kathmandu, and at 10 began his studies at at Sera Je Monastic University, in south India, where he graduated in 1995, after 25 years of study, with the highest degree of Geshe Lharampa.
In 1998 Rinpoche left India to bring the ancient wisdom of the Buddhist teachings to the West. Since then he has taught extensively throughout the US and Europe. In 2005 he founded Maitripa College in Portland, which bridges the worlds of Tibetan Buddhist and Western scholarship. He is also the spiritual director of Buddhist centers, Centro Budista Ganden Shedrub Ling in Puerto Rico and Dharma Friendship Foundationin Seattle, WA.
In How to Achieve Happiness Rinpoche will delve into the Buddhist approach to happiness and inner peace. Attendees are encouraged to bring any and all questions they might have about happiness, Buddhism, or life in general.
In the Healing Ceremony for World Peace, Rinpoche will confer a blessing of Medicine Buddha, said to be the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings.
“Medicine Buddha is about healing,” says Rinpoche. “The ceremony is to help heal the time that we are going through as a community, as a country, as a nation, as an individual what each of us is going through. Any kind of healing ceremony is very beneficial for your personal life to make progress.”
Attendees are welcome to bring the names and photos of loved ones to the ceremony – especially those who have recently passed away. You are also welcome to email the names of your friends and loved ones to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will include them all in his prayers.
PUBLIC TALK How to Achieve Happiness Sunday, Nov 19, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Women’s Club of Laguna Beach
286 St Ann’s Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Sliding scale $10-$30; no one ever turned away for lack of funds CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
SPECIAL EVENT Healing Ceremony for World Peace
(Medicine Buddha Jengang/Blessing) * Sunday, Nov 19, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Women’s Club of Laguna Beach
286 St Ann’s Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free, offered by Gonpo Ludup Study Group CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
* Having taken Buddhist Refuge is a prerequisite for receiving the Medicine Buddha jenang/empowerment. No black foods (meat, garlic, eggs, onion, radishes, etc.) should be consumed the day of. If you are attending the Healing Ceremony simply as a blessing you do not need to have taken Buddhist Refuge or avoid black foods the day of. More details to come.