Spiritual Help for the Dying

Preparing for a Meaningful Death and Rebirth

08/14/2019 07:00pm - 08/15/2019 09:00pm

Location: Dorje Ling

3200 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97229-3815

Chamtrul Rinpoche returns again this summer for a 2-night series on death and dying. Wednesday night, August 15, Rinpoche will discuss how we can help others who are transitioning from this life to the next. On Thursday night we'll look at our own death process and how to navigate it skillfully. It is not necessary to attend the first night in order to attend the second night.

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to allow yourself time to park and settle in. We'll begin promptly at 7 p.m. both evenings. There will be an opportunity to offer a kata/dana at the end of Rinpoche's teachings.

Interviews with Rinpoche may be possible depending on his schedule which is still being arranged. If you are interested in an interview with Rinpoche, please email Margaret no later than August 1. Include the dates and times you are available for a potential interview from August 15 to August 19 and include your phone number.

Parking at Dorje Ling is limited and carpooling is strongly recommended. The parking lot at the intersection of Cornell and Skyline is also a potential place for several persons to park and consolidate into 1 car.

The suggested offering to support expenses that make this opportunity possible is $30 per night or $50 for both evenings and can be done during registration online. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please contact Margaret at yangchen@startmail.com if you have any questions regarding Chamtrul Rinpoche's visit, teaching, interviews, registration or volunteering.

More about Rinpoche from his website: (http://www.chamtrul-rinpoche.com/)

"Chamtrul Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso is the recognized reincarnation of the second Chamtrul Rinpoche, Pema Nangsel Dorje, who was one of the heads of the Mardo Tashi Choeling Monastery in Tibet and the holy incarnation of the Kathok Chamtrul Kunzig Dorje.

At fourteen, Chamtrul Rinpoche entered his monastery to study with his first Root Guru, the Dzogchen Master Naljor Yeshe Wangchuk. Under this great master he studied the Preliminary Practices (Ngondro), Heat Yoga, Great Perfection Teachings and more, and completed the Ngondro accumulation three consecutive times.

Rinpoche then joined the Shedra program of philosophical studies, first at the Great Kathok Monastery, and then at Sertha Larung, a highly renowned Buddhist Institute that at its peak could hold around 10,000 students. After many years of rigorous studies of the Five Sciences curriculum under the supervision of his main Root Guru, H.H. Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, he gained a vast and profound knowledge of the Sutra and Tantra and was conferred the title 'Khenpo' - an equivalent of 'Doctor in Buddhist Philosophy'. Rinpoche again received this title from Kathok Monastery, where he was also honored with the traditional Pandita hat of the Khenpos. Apart from that, Rinpoche received all the cycles of teachings, empowerments and transmissions from more than twenty five different qualified masters and scholars from India and Tibet.

Having completed his studies, Rinpoche returned to his own monastery, opened a Shedra, and stayed there for many years to teach the monks. Since 1996, Chamtrul Rinpoche has been teaching in numerous Buddhist institutes in India and across the Globe. Rinpoche regularly taught at the ZKL Nyingma Monastery in Dharamsala for 10 years.

Today Rinpoche teaches at the Bodhicitta Dharma Centre which has more than 4000 registered members from over 100 different countries. Following invitations from students worldwide, Rinpoche yearly travels to bestow teachings, empowerments, transmissions and lectures in places such as the United States, Europe, South Africa, Israel and most of Asia."

Spiritual Help for the Dying
Name Dates Info Location Cost
Both Nights08/14/2019 07:00pm - 08/15/2019 09:00pmSelect this option to register for both Wednesday and Thursday nights.Dorje Ling$50.00
Spiritual Help for the Dying08/14/2019 07:01pm - 09:00pm Dorje Ling$30.00
Preparing for a Meaningful Death and Rebirth08/15/2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm Dorje Ling$30.00