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Changling Rinpoche

We were honored Changling Rinpoche joined us in our new shrine room for three days of instruction.

August 16, 17, & 18, 2019


Becoming familiar with primordial purity

A fundamental meditative discipline of the Mahamudra-Dzogchen tradition is Shiné Lhathong – Calm abiding – clear seeing. Through this style of meditation, the practitioner loosens the grip of neurotic clinging, recognizes the nature of mind and gradually becomes familiar with the inherent wakefulness of being a fully realized human being. During this evening session, we will practice Shiné Lhathong and discuss with Changling, Rinpoche, how to bring this practice to fruition.

Fri, August 16th 6:30pm –9:30 pm

All students are welcome

The Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar

During this two-part teaching, Changling, Rinpoche will discuss the unique relationship between Khenpo Gangshar, Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; offer teachings drawn from the Shechen Kagyu-Nyingma tradition and discuss how we can bring these teachings alive as Vajrayana householders.

Sat, August 17th 9:30am – 5:30pm

Restricted to Vajrayana students only

Teachings on “How to Die”

As Vajrayana practitioners, bringing our training fully alive at the time of death is a profound and defining challenge. And the teachings encourage that, rather than fearing death, we can approach it as an opportunity for deeper awakening. Learning to open to death calmly, wisely and fearlessly is a fundamental human challenge and during this morning session, we will practice Shiné Lhathong and discuss with Changling, Rinpoche, how the teachings can guide us in our exploration of death and dying.

Sun, August 18th

9:30am – 12:30

Restricted to Vajrayana students only

Changling Rinpoche is a holder of the Nyingma and Rechung Kagyu lineages and is a direct student of HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche from whom he received many transmissions and teachings. Rinpoche oversees teaching monastics, the ritual tradition and ceremonies of the Shechen tradition. In addition, he has taught in Australia and North America, and has been teaching within the Shambhala mandala since 2005. Changling Rinpoche has shared a great interest in the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and specifically has given teachings on the Sadhana of Mahamudra since 2010 in Halifax.


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