Events with His Eminence Jangtse Choje Rinpoche in the Bay Area

Date: 
Saturday, June 21, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, June 22, 2014 (All day)

The Tibetan Center for Compassion and Wisdom and Tashi Thek Chok Ling warmly welcome His Eminence Jangtse Choje Rinpoche to the Bay Area for two days of events in June. Please join us for a rare and special opportunity to learn from this great master of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Taking the Three Bodies of a Buddha as the Path

10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
TCCW Oakland Center, 610 16th St. (at Jefferson St.), Oakland, CA map

This teaching will be conferred by H.E. Jangtse Choje Rinpoche. 
The reading recommended in preparation for this teaching is Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism, by Lati Rinpoche and Jeffrey Hopkins (ISBN 0937938009). 
Suggested donation: $50
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Sunday, June 22, 2014
Avalokiteshvara Initiation

10:30am - 12:30pm
Tibetan Association of Northern California, 5200 Huntington Ave., Richmond, CA map

This initiation will be conferred by H.E. Jangtse Choje Rinpoche. 
Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is the embodiment of the universal compassion of all enlightened beings. This initiation is intended to help practitioners deepen their compassion for all sentient beings.
Suggested donation: $20 
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His Eminence Jangtse Choje Rinpoche
Born in Tibet in 1934, Rinpoche was ordained as a monk at the age of seven. He entered Sera Jey monastery at seventeen and obtained his Geshe Lharampa degree in 1979. In 1985 His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed him abbot of Gyume Tantric Monastery, a position he held for 6 years. In 2010 he was appointed to the position of Jangtse Choje, second in line for the Ganden throne holder, head of the Gelug tradition.
Rinpoche has taught extensively in Asia, North America and Europe. Aware of Rinpoche’s profound qualities and renown as a great scholar in the systems of both Sutra and Tantra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has requested that Rinpoche maintain his permanent residence at Sera Monastery in India to serve as a principal teacher to the new generation of scholar-practitioners.

There are no prerequisites to these events; everyone is welcome to attend.
All events are free for ordained monks and nuns.
Please note that His Eminence has explicitly asked that anyone who practices Dolgyal (Shugden) should not attend his teachings and initiations.