December 9th & 10th, 2021
2 pm – 5 pm PST
*** This course will occur online via Zoom***
In-person seats have reached maximum capacity. To request to be placed on the waiting list, please see the instructions below
Land of Medicine Buddha invites you to join Jhado Rinpoche for Kunrig Initiation.
Kunrig, (Skt. Sarvavid Vairochana), part of the Yoga Tantra class, is known as “the King of Deities for purifying the lower realms”. Even if someone has already been born in the lower realms, if you do Kunrig practice or puja, they will be liberated from the lower realms.
There is a story that when a deva died and was born in one of the hell realms, King Indra didn’t know what to do, so he asked Buddha for help. Buddha then manifested as this deity Kunrig and granted the practice of the Kunrig jangwa. The deva was then liberated from the lower realms.
• Have taken refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha
• Have a good foundation of the Lamrim, stages of the path, or at least have an understanding of the three principal aspects of the path.
• Have faith and respect for all traditions of Buddhism and in His Holiness the Dalai Lama
• Take bodhisattva and tantric vows
• Daily practice of Six-Session Guru Yoga for life
NO MEAT TO BE EATEN ON BOTH DAYS OF THE INITIATION
About Jhado Rinpoche
Jhado Rinpoche (Tenzin Jungne) was born in 1954 to a nomadic family living in the area of Namtso Lake, 220 kilometers north of Lhasa, Tibet. At the age of three he was recognized and enthroned as the 6th incarnation of the abbot of Jhado Monastery. After fleeing Tibet in 1959, Rinpoche lived briefly in Nepal and later spent several years in Dalhausie and Dharamsala in North India where he completed his basic studies in Tibetan reading, writing and reciting Buddhist texts. Rinpoche took his vows as a novice monk from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1964 and his full ordination vows from the late Ling Rinpoche in 1973.
From 1972 until 1990, Rinpoche studied at Sera Je Monastery in South India, where he received extensive teachings from manygreat lamas such as Khensur Rinpoche and the great master Lobsang Wangchuk – and afterwards at the Gyuto Tantric Monastic University. In 1991, he attained the degree of Geshe Lha Rampa, the highest level of education in the Geluk tradition. He then went on to continue his studies at Gyuto Tantric College in lower Dharamsala.
1992 until 1996, Rinpoche served as a teacher at Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, the personal monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1997, Rinpoche was appointed to the post of Abbot of Namgyal Monastery, and served the institution in that capacity until 2004. (Namgyal Monastery, founded in 1568 by the third Dalai Lama, served as a private monastery for subsequent Dalai Lamas.)
Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is one of the most highly esteemed lamas in the Geluk lineage today. In addition to his excellent education in the Geluk monastic college system, over the years Rinpoche has also received many oral transmissions and empowerments from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his two main tutors, as well as from many great teachers from other traditions, including the famous Nyingma master Trulshik Rinpoche and Chogye Trichen Rinpoche.
Renowned for his keen intelligence and dynamic teaching style, Jhado Rinpoche is also highly acclaimed for his ability to engage Western students in ways that are interesting and personally relevant. In addition to these qualities, Rinpoche is also well known and loved for his gentle demeanor and his kindness.
About the Translator – Ven. Steve Carlier
Ven. Steve has been studying Buddhism since 1977 and was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1979. He then received full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at Nalanda Monastery in France, and from 1993 to 2004 was one of only a handful of Westerners who followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. He currently resides at Land of Medicine Buddha; he teaches the Basic Program and also offers English interpreting to Lamas when his schedule allows. He has interpreted for several of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism.
INTERESTED IN THE POSSIBILITY OF JOINING LIVE, IN-PERSON?
WE HAVE REACHED FULL CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE – YOU MAY REQUEST TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST
Once you have registered for online attendance please take these extra steps to request to be placed on the waiting list:
2. WRITE IN EMAIL SUBJECT LINE/TEXT: in-person request, teaching name (ie. THE THREE PRINCIPAL PATHS) and confirm your availability for the entire duration of teaching.
3. BODY OF EMAIL/TEXT MESSAGE & PROOF OF VACCINATION: Include your first and last name and the best way in which to contact you (eg. email, cell phone, text, etc), AND Include a picture of your vaccination card as proof of full vaccination (Card must reflect two weeks past your 2nd dose. We will not keep this photo on file. Once your full vaccination has been recorded in our data base we will delete the photo correspondence, and you will not need to provide it again for future events.)
4. WAIT TO RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION NUMBER: If there is space available to accommodate you safely, you will receive a confirmation number from the Spiritual Program Department.
In order to keep everyone safe, there is a very limited number of seats available, so please email/text us as soon as possible. EMAILING/TEXTING US IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF A SPOT IN THE GOMPA. Please assume you will be joining the event online via Zoom, unless you have received a confirmation number from the Spiritual Program Department inviting you to join us . There will be no extra charge for the teaching to join us live and in-person.
Masks will be required at all times indoors, as well as proof of vaccination, and observance of proper social distancing.
Thank you for your understanding and patience while we navigate these new and often changing situations, during this pandemic. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe while also finding a way to cultivate community and connection.
We are able to offer this event due to the kindness and generosity of folks like you. All donations received to register for this event goes towards supporting Jhado Rinpoche’s visit, and the up-keep and running of Land of Medicine Buddha. To inquire about scholarships to the online teachings, please contact: .
INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you are located outside the United States, you may pay your registration donation by clicking HERE.
|Date(s):||Dec. 9th & 10th, 2pm-5pm PST|
|Times:||2:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
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|Number of sessions:||Two sessions|
|Participation:||Must attend both sessions|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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