"EIGHT VERSES OF MIND TRANSFORMATION"
WITH H.E. LING RINPOCHE
Wednesday, July 31, 6pm-8pm
We are deeply honored to welcome His Eminence Ling Rinpoche to Shantideva Center for the first time. During this exceptional visit, His Eminence will guide us through the “Eight Verses of Mind Transformation” by Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054-1123). This classic lojong (mind-training) text unfolds the entire path to liberation and enlightenment in eight succinct points so profound that each could flower into volumes of teachings on its own. We rejoice in this very rare opportunity!
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About the Teacher
His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was born in India on November 18, 1985. When he was 18 months old, His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnation of his Senior Tutor and "my Root Guru," the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche, who passed away in 1983. The 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche accompanied His Holiness when he fled into exile from Tibet in 1959.The 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was the most renowned and qualified master of the 20th century and his many students included Lamas, Tulkus, and Geshes from all the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism - he was also the 97th Gaden Throne Holder – the supreme head of the Gelugpa tradition.Beginning with Charka the Arhat Udhay during the time of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha, twenty previous incarnations of His Holiness the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche have been identified, including Tutors to His Holiness the 6th, 11th, and 13th Dalai Lamas; the 48th and 75th Gaden Throne Holders; as well as kings, yogis, scholars, and lay adepts prominent in the spiritual histories of India and Tibet.His Eminence the 7th Ling Rinpoche has completed all five Geshe Studies subjects (Logic, Perfection of Wisdom, Middle Way, Higher Knowledge, and Monastic Discipline) and was awarded his Geshe degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in South India in November 2016. In 2018, he completed a year of further studies at Gyuto Trantric College in Dharamsala. His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues to closely guide him. In 1991, His Eminence Ling Rinpoche gave his first teaching in South Korea. Since then he has given teachings and tantric initiations in many countries throughout Asia, Europe, Canada, the United States, Israel, Australia, and Mongolia as well as Tibetan settlements throughout India and Nepal. For more information about His Eminence Ling Rinpoche and his upcoming tour, please visit his website.