Kunzang Palyul Choling and the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park present Buddhist Teachings by Lopon Damchoe
Lopon Damchoe is a Canadian Buddhist nun who received the degree of Lopon in 2012 from the Ngagyur Nyingma Nunnery Institue at Namdroling Monastery in India. She is the first-ever Western graduate of this rigorous nine-year program of philosophy and practice. Since completing her studies in 2012, Lopon Damchoe has been teaching Dharma, interpreting for the Lamas of the Palyul lineage, as well as translating Tibetan texts into English. She divides her time between teaching in India, Nepal, and the West.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH • 7-9 PM
Power of the Dakini: Exploring the Mystical Feminine & the Path to Enlightenment
Dakinis embody the female quality of empty luminous wakefulness and can appear in many different ways in order to arrest conceptual thinking and delusion, aiding us on the Path to Enlightenment. Female practitioners have played a very strong part within Tibetan Buddhism, displaying great endurance and devotion as they pursued realization. Padmansambhava’s closest student Yeshe Tsogyal is well renowned for her heroic endeavors on the Path. He once said to her: “The ground of liberation is this human frame. And here distinctions, male or female, have no consequence. And yet, if Bodhicitta graces it, a woman’s form indeed will be supreme.”
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 11 & 12 • 10 AM – NOON
The The Lives & Inconceivable Activity of Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha
Considered the Great Protector for those tormented by suffering, particularly during this time of degeneration, Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, brought Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century c.e. It is said he appears to every being of the three thousand billion world systems in a form to benefit them according to their personal karmic vision. In this way Guru Rinpoche is the condensed essence of the miraculous activities of the Buddhas of all directions and has countless unimaginable biographies, one biography for each being.
$20 per session or $50 for all three sessions. Register at the door with cash or check only.
Sedona Community Center, 2615 Melody Lane, Sedona AZ 86336