TEACHINGS WITH DAGRI RINPOCHE:
THREE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF THE PATH
Wednesday, August 22 & Thursday, August 23, 7-9PM
Join us for a very rare opportunity to study with an exceptionally qualified and respected high lama. Dagri Rinpoche is recognized as the reincarnation of many great Buddhist masters, including Lama Serlingpa, the renowned tenth century Sumatran master and the main teacher of Lama Atisha. He is one of few reincarnated lamas who preserves the pure lineage initiations, transmissions and blessings of both sutra and tantra from all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
During these two evenings, Dagri Rinpoche will comment on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path. A concise poem in 14 verses, Three Principal Aspects presents the essential steps on the path to enlightenment and is considered the essence of Mahayana Buddhism.
We look forward to welcoming you on these two special evenings!
“The most unbelievable important thing in our life is Lam-Rim. The practice of the three principal aspects of the path is the most important thing. This is the most important, more important than a job, money, or anything else in our life. It is the most important thing.” – Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
(Please note: We will not have paper copies of Three Principal Aspects of the Path and the FPMT Prayer Sheet. Please download and print them (click on the links above) or bring them on your electronic device. Thank you!)
$40 per session
Shantideva Members: $36 per session
(Member discounts will be applied automatically if you have transferred your membership to MindBody. If you need assistance doing this, please contact [email protected].)
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ABOUT THE TEACHER
Born in Tibet in 1958, Dagri Rinpoche grew up during the Chinese Communist Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976. Although he was recognised at an early age as the reincarnation of one of the very great Geshes of Lhasa (the capital of Tibet), the political situation in Tibet prohibited religious training. Like other Tibetans, Rinpoche experienced great hardship during these years. He attended the ordinary government school and held various ordinary jobs including as a truck driver and as a coal miner. Even in such humble conditions, everyone who knew him was moved by his outstanding inner qualities—his warm heart, his spiritual strength, and his care for others. In 1978, the Communist government relaxed the religious restrictions somewhat and Rinpoche went to the capital city of Lhasa, where he was ordained as a monk. There, he began to study Buddhist philosophy, and helped to restore Tibetan monasteries. Outside of Tibet, many students of Rinpoche’s previous incarnation—including Jangtse Choje Rinpoche, Geshe Lhundup Sopa, Lama Thubten Yeshe, and Geshe Lama Konchog — were encouraging Rinpoche to leave Tibet for India. They made requests, wrote letters, and eventually helped to make travel preparations and obtain travel documents for him.
Rinpoche left Tibet in 1982 and began 17 years of Buddhist philosophical studies at Sera Je Monastery in South India. He received the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest qualification obtainable, and was first in his class during subsequent training at the Gyumed Tantric College. Ven. Dagri Rinpoche is one of few reincarnated Lamas who preserves the pure lineage initiations, transmissions and blessings of both sutra and tantra from all 4 traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Since 2001 Rinpoche has taught the Dharma (Buddhist teachings) across Asia, Europe, and North America. He is especially involved with supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the work of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the FPMT.