January updates from the Bodhi Path Community
Happy new year! Lots of wonderful news to report, including upcoming events and initiatives, reports on recent events, and the release of a new edition of Shamar Rinpoche's book. Read on for details.
Trinlay Rinpoche Winter Tour of North America
Karma Trinlay Rinpoche
has continued his Spirit of Awakening teaching tour
of Bodhi Path centers in North America throughout December 2013 and into January 2014. During this multi-stage 2013/2014 tour, Rinpoche is providing a special presentation of Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva
in its entirety. The earlier parts of the tour, conducted during the Spring and Fall of 2013, completed up to Chapter 7: "Perseverance." The Winter segment began in Miami with Chapter 8: "Meditation," and is proceeding from there. Rinpoche has traveled and taught in Virginia and California as well. As the tour continues, please check the website from time to time for possible schedule adjustments: http://www.bodhipath.org/trinlay2013/
Given how rare it is to receive such comprehensive teachings, Bodhi Path centers have been capturing the teachings on video so that students everywhere can experience the complete program. Videos are available online, and your offerings help ensure that this project continues. Students may register and view the videos
, via the Bodhi Path website.
Trinlay Rinpoche has assisted the development of a PDF document
that maps the topics taught in each video with the book chapters and verses. This document will be updated continually as new classes are filmed and posted.
New Edition of The Path to Awakening
NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER
Look for the beautifully updated version from Delphinium Press.
The Path to Awakening
By Shamar Rinpoche,
Edited and Translated by Lara Braitstein
Available online from:
We will let you know the Book Tour Schedule
as soon as all the dates are set.
Trinlay Rinpoche's Event at the Rubin
On November 1, 2013, the Rubin Museum in New York City hosted a very interesting and well attended discussion between Trinlay Rinpoche and neurologist Dimitrios Kapagiannis on the nature of mind, captured here on YouTube
. The program was open to the public and very well attended, drawing people from around the USA and abroad.
Trinlay Rinpoche to lead Tricycle Retreat
Tricycle Magazine has asked Trinlay Rinpoche to lead their April on-line retreat. There will be a 20 minute video each week for 4 weeks. Rinpoche will teach on the Six Paramitas. Details will be announced soon.
February Retreat in Natural Bridge, Virginia
Study and Practice the Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
Led by Dharma Teacher Tsony
February 15-23, 2014
See Program Details
Update on the Accumulation of 100 million Manis
Last year, Bodhi Path Centers, members, and other practitioners made a commitment to accumulate 100 million recitations of the mantra and dedicate their efforts in support and appreciation of H.H. Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje's world-wide activity. Many have contributed and, at the time of this writing, we are now at nearly 60 million manis!
This has been a truly global effort, which all are welcome to join. You can participate by joining the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bodhipathmanis/, or by sending your recitation counts to a local Bodhi Path center.
The vajrayana practice of Chenrezig (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) combines wisdom and compassion to realize mind's true awakened nature and develop genuine compassion for all sentient beings. As part of the practice, we recite the mantra Om Mani Padmé Hung. We aim to reach 100 million manis before spring!
The Path now available online
Archived editions of The Path
, a magazine of Bodhi Path centers, is now available via the Bodhi Path website: http://bodhipath.org/news/
Save the Dates for Summer Retreats and Programs
June 6-9th, 2014 Shamar RInpoche's Annual Program in Europe
IN RENCHEN-ULM, GERMANY
The program will be held in Germany, hosted by Bodhi Path Renchen-Ulm. Shamar Rinpoche will continue the Lojong teachings from his book "The Path to Awakening."
IN NATURAL BRIDGE, VA
June 14, 7:00pm-21, 2014: Summer of Mindfulness
Dharma Teachers Tsony and Kunkyab lead this wonderful
exploration of mindfulness through calm-abiding meditation,
contemplative walking, and calligraphy.
August 2-10, 2014: Bodhi Path Studies Program
Led by Khenpo Tsering Samdup
New! August Program, new Thurs-Sun format
August 14-17, 2014: Shamar Rinpoche's Annual Bodhi Path Program in the USA
Teaching by Shamar Rinpoche
Annual party and administrative meeting
August 18, 7:00pm - August 24, 2014
Retreat led by Dharma Teacher Tsony
Sitting and contemplating Shamar Rinpoche's teaching
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