Fall visit Gelek Rimpoche 2013
From 22 November until 1 December 2013 Gelek Rimpoche will visit the Jewel Heart center in Nijmegen. Rimpoche will give two initiations (Hayagriva and Cittamani Tara) followed by a commentary on the practice of Cittamani Tara.
Tara is the mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism. She embodies the female principles of active compassion, direct, effective help and profound wisdom. Chittamani Tara is the Highest Yoga tantra emanation of Tara and in that aspect opens the path to complete enlightenment possibly in as short a span as one life time. In this retreat Gelek Rimpoche, who holds the short lineage of this practice, will introduce initiates of Chittamani Tara to the practice of her sadhana.
The schedule is as follows:
|22 November||Public Talk 'Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche'|
|Contribution to the costs||€ 5|
|23 November||Hayagriva initiation|
|Expected start time||14.00h (please be at the centre at 13.30h)|
|24 November||Cittamani Tara initiation|
|Expected start time||11.30h (please be at the centre at 11.00h)|
|25-30 November||Cittamani Tara commentary on the practice|
|Time||10.00-13.00h and 15.00-17.00h|
Jewel Heart is committed to ensuring as many opportunities as possible to study and benefit from Gelek Rimpoche’s teachings.
Among them you will find audio and video dharma through digital downloads, transcripts of Gelek Rimpoche’s teachings spanning back to the mid-80’s, and a webcast subscription service providing both live video and on demand audio and video events and teachings by Gelek Rimpoche and other guests.
Film about Gelek Rimpoche
"American Rimpoche: A Tibetan Lama in the 21th century"
The American Rimpoche is a biographical film about Gelek Rimpoche, a former Tibetan monk now citizen of the United States. The film interweaves conversations with him, his students and key players in America’s adoption of Tibetan Buddhism.
Open meditation evenings
For those who are interested in meditation or who want to meditate together with others: every Friday night (holidays excluded) there is an open meditation evening in the Jewel Heart Center from 20:00 – 21:00 hrs. Doors open at 19:30 hrs.
The meditation is led by senior students. We practice breathing mindfulness meditation, walking and listening meditation or visualisations. These nights are great to find your own ''breathing space'' and calm your mind.
On 22 November there will be no meeting because of Rimpoche's public talk visit.