- vrijdag | 6 mei 2022 to zondag | 8 mei 2022
- 20:00 - 17:00
- Posthoornkerk, Haarlemmerstraat 124, Amsterdam
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is a teacher who makes the Bön Buddhist from Tibet accessible in a clear and warm way to a western audience. Each year he comes to the Netherlands to present his teaching.
Rinpoche will teach from the Six Lamps, one of the four main texts in the Zhang Zhung Oral Transmission tradition. The source of these teachings is Tapihritsa who manifested himself in the expanse of the sky and transmitted teachings to Gyerpung Nangzher Lodpo, probably sometime at the turn of the 7th and 8th centuries AD.
The ‘lamps’ in the title, one by one illuminate different key points of Dzogchen. There are six of them, yet if we wanted to describe the subject matter of the text we would first and foremost pay attention to the very experience of natural state.
At the core of the dzogchen teachings is the view that all sentient beings are primordially pure, perfected, and have the potential to spontaneously manifest in a beneficial way. This capacity is within each and every one of us. It is our nature, yet we often find ourselves alienated and disconnected from ourselves and others as we rush about in our day-to-day lives. If we are willing to directly and nakedly encounter the experiences of our ordinary life, however challenging they may be, these experiences become the doorway to realizing our true nature, the doorway to inner refuge.
These teachings permit you to engage in the practice of meditation and reflection, to look intimately within and discover the jewel that is hidden in your ordinary experiences. Explore how to honor and respect the three doors of body, speech, and mind, and to recognize the opportunities for healing that life presents. Discover the inner refuge and the gifts of spaciousness, awareness, and warmth that can bring healing and benefit not only to you, but also to your relationships with others and the greater world.
This seminar is open to anyone who wants to learn to live from openness and clarity.
Lecture: Friday evening May 6 from 20.00 – 21.30
Lessons: Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8
from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Venue: Posthoornkerk, Amsterdam,
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche teaches in English
Translations will be made into Dutch
It is possible to follow this event online.
You can also register to attend the Friday night lecture only.
Registration for the upcoming seminar is now closed