December 23rd – December 26th, 2021
DATES HAVE CHANGED!
December 26th – 29th, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST
*** This course will occur online via Zoom***
There will be in-person spots available to a very limited number of people with prior approval only, to request one of the available in-person spots, please see the instructions below
ABOUT THE FOUR CLASSES OF TANTRA
The division of tantra into Kriya, Charya, Yoga and Anuttara Yoga Tantra. Kriya, also called “Action Tantra”, is the first of the four classes of tantra, because it emphasizes external activities, such as prayers, mudras and so forth. Charya is the second of the four classes of tantra, also called “Performance Tantra” because it emphasizes rituals and recitation. The third class is Yoga, literally meaning “union”, due to the increased emphasis on internal activities compared with the previous two tantras. The fourth and supreme division of tantric practice is Anuttara Yoga Tantra, sometimes called Maha-anuttara Yoga Tantra or “Highest Yoga Tantra”. It consists of the generation and completion stages. Through this practice, one can attain full enlightenment within one lifetime.
ABOUT KYABJE 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.
From 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.
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
He has been studying Buddhism since 1977 and was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979, 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 have followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. He currently resides at Land of Medicine Buddha, and is teaching the Basic Program, as well as interprets when his schedule allows. He has interpreted for several of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism.
INTERESTED IN THE POSSIBILITY OF JOINING US LIVE IN PERSON?
Once you have registered for online attendance please take these extra steps to request a spot to join in person (spaces are very limited):
1. EMAIL/TEXT: email [email protected].o
rg or send text message to (831) 275-7523.
2. WRITE IN EMAIL SUBJECT LINE/TEXT: in-person request, teaching name (ie. FOUR CLASSES OF TANTRA) and confirm you will be available to attend in person for the entire duration of this 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.
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.
Please use the ‘International Registration’ option below if you are located outside of the United States. You may pay your registration fees and donate by clicking HERE.
*WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP OUR GOMPA DOORS OPEN DUE TO THE KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY OF FOLKS LIKE YOU. ALL DONATIONS RECEIVED FOR REGISTRATION OF THIS EVENT GOES TOWARDS SUPPORTING JHADO RINPOCHE’S VISIT, AND THE UP-KEEP, FUNCTIONING AND RUNNING OF LAND OF MEDICINE BUDDHA.
TO INQUIRE ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE ONLINE TEACHINGS, PLEASE CONTACT:
|Date(s):||Dec. 26th - 29th (Sun - Wed), 6pm - 8pm PST|
|Times:||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche, Ven. Steve Carlier|
|Type of event:|
|Number of sessions:||4 evening classes|
|Level:||All are welcome!|
|Participation:||Please attend all four sessions|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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Registration and Donations for The Four Classes of Tantra with Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche
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