Teachings Program E-Vam U.S. Feb-July 2022

 

E-Vam Buddhist Institute, the Centre of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, has developed an online program for 2022 accessible via zoom. All courses are by donation and normally include opportunities for group meditation and discussion.

For more information or to book into a course please email office@evam.org . Course dates maybe subject to change so please confirm your intention to attend. Once booked a zoom link and other information will be forwarded to you.

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FEBRUARY – MARCH

Moonbeams of Mahamudra – The Path of Meditation with Lama Jinpa

Date: February 15 & 22, March 1, 8, 15 & 22, Time: 7 – 8.30 p.m. New York time

In this very practical course Lama Jinpa from the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Sangha, will provide commentary and discussion on aspects of the book by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, “Moonbeams of Mahamudra.” Topics to be discussed include: exploring the differences in understanding, experiencing and realization in meditation; distinguishing Mahamudra Shamatha (tranquility) meditation with Common Shamatha meditation; and transforming adversity on the path. Sessions will normally include a commentarial talk by Lama Jinpa, meditation and discussion.

 

 

APRIL – MAY

Pointing Out The Dharmakaya – Part One

Profound Audio Teachings by Traleg Kyabgom Rinpoche IX 

6 Consecutive Friday Evenings  Dates: April 22 & 29, May 6, 13, 20 & 27
Times: 7 – 8.30pm New York Time

One should remind oneself of how many of the things one spends time on are not so significant. Whatever worries, anxieties, feelings of anxiousness, we may feel, on reflection we will realise that we worry far too much or think of all kinds of things that are not so important to be so important. In the process we miss the opportunity to grasp significant opportunities that may have come our way. Having become distracted by all kinds of other concerns and so forth, it is very easy to let greater opportunities slip through our hands. One has to see the dissatisfactory nature of many of the preoccupations we get ourselves involved with. In these profound teachings Traleg Rinpoche gives commentary on the text Pointing Out The Dharmakaya written by 9 th Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje. In this text the teachings take us through from preliminary practices to Mahamudra meditation providing an array of meditative techniques and approaches to enhance our meditative experience, and help us to gain insight into our samsaric inclinations.

Each session normally includes meditation, listening to Traleg Rinpoche’s teachings, and discussion. Weekly topic outlines and term definitions are provided for all participants prior to each session to aid in study.

 

 

JUNE – JULY 

LuJong, Tibetan Yoga and Pranayama weekend evenings course with Traleg
Khandro

Date: Friday 10th, Saturday 11th June, Time: 7 – 9pm New York time.

In these practical sessions Traleg Khandro will demonstrate and explain a pre- tantric Tibetan Yoga sequence “Chime Palter”, literally translated as exercises to extend one’s life. The Chime Palter exercise sequence is designed to enhance one’s general sense of well being, can assist to stabilize the mind for meditation, and can be used as preparatory practice for Thumo or Heat Yoga meditation. The sequence was developed by Yogi, Lama Pema Dorji from the Nyingma tradition and is presented in a style in accordance with Traleg Rinpoché’s approach to tantric practices. The classes are accessible to all.

Pointing Out The Dharmakaya – Part Two 

Profound Audio Teachings by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX

6 Consecutive Friday Evenings
Dates: June 24, July 1, 8,15, 22, 29
Time: 7-8.30 pm New York time.

 “The keyword is ‘approach’, how we are approaching our mind while we are meditating.
We are less concerned about what is going on in the mind. The point of meditation
practice is to do with ‘what I am doing with my experiences’: “Am I relating to my
experiences well or am I not relating to my experiences properly?” So the manner or the
approach we take to our meditative experiences is the key to meditation. One of the
fundamental mistakes we make in meditation is to think “I have to have such and such
meditative experience for me to have any confidence that I am making some kind of
progress.”

Audio commentarial teachings by Traleg Rinpoche continue on this profound text by 9 th Karmapa,
Wangchuk Dorje. Pointing out the Dharmakaya is a text that focus more on meditation
techniques that on in-depth philosophical discussion. In that sense it is an extremely
practical set of teachings providing tremendous guidance and a range of techniques to
deepen ones meditative experience. Participants are not required to have done part one of
this course to participate in part two.

 

TEACHERS

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX (1955-2012) was born in Nangchen in Kham, eastern Tibet.He was recognised by His Holiness XVI Gyalwang Karmapa as the ninth Traleg tulku and enthroned at the age of two as the supreme abbot of Thrangu Monastery. Rinpoche was taken to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim at the age of four where he was educated with other young tulkus in exile by His Holiness Karmapa. Rinpoche studied under the auspices of His Eminence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche at Sangngak Choling in Darjeeling. He also studied with a number of other eminent Tibetan teachers during that time and mastered the many Tibetan teachings with the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions in particular. Rinpoche moved to Melbourne Australia in 1980 and commenced studies in comparative religion and philosophy at LaTrobe University. He established E-Vam Institute in Melbourne in 1982 and went on to establish further Centers in Australia, America and New Zealand. Throughout his life Rinpoche gave extensive teachings on many aspects of Buddhist psychology and philosophy, as well as comparative religion, and Buddhist and Western thought. He was an active writer and has many titles to his name. Titles include: the best selling Essence of Buddhism; Desire: Why It Matters; Vajrayana: An Essential Guide to Practice; Song of Karmapa,; Karma, What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters; The Practice of Lojong; Moonbeams of Mahamudra; How To Do Life, and many more. Rinpoche’s writings are thought provoking, challenging, profound and highly relevant to today’s world and its many challenges.

 

Traleg Khandro (Felicity), long-time student and wife to the late Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, is a Director at E-Vam Institute in Melbourne and the U.S, and runs Shogam Publications, Traleg Rinpoche’s publishing arm. Khandro studied Buddhism under Traleg Rinpoche’s guidance for many years and has undertaken numerous long meditation retreats. Khandro has given commentary of Rinpoche’s teachings in Australia, America, Europe, U.K., and South East Asia. At Rinpoche’s request Khandro also received traditional LuJong (Tibetan Yoga) training after qualifying as a Hatha Yoga instructor. Khandro has a degree in Psychology. 

 

Lama Jinpa (Aaron), is a longtime student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.  He completed the traditional Karma Kagyu three year retreat at Karme Ling Retreat Center in Delhi NY under Rinpoche’s guidance.  Since this time he has served Rinpoche and the KTD community by teaching regularly at KTC’s as well as serving on the Board of Trustees.  Lama Jinpa is a householder practitioner – and enjoys practicing at home with his family.

 

If you would like to be kept up to date with up coming retreats please email office@evam.org and we will ensure you are notified, or check again here for updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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