Event : Teaching and Retreat with Khenchen Rinpoche
Date : Sep 17-22 (Retreat Sep 18-19)
Venue : 24 Lorong 29 Geylang 03-00 Leow Sih Building
Map 1 :
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_tra ... ite_48880/
(Retreat @ Buddhist Union, 43 Lowland Road)
Map 2 : http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_tra ... ite_92609/
Organizer : Drikung kagyu OM Centre
Retreat Cost : SGD 30
Sep 17 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Teachings on Songs of Milarepa
Sep 18 9:30 am - 9:30 pm Meditation Retreat *
Sep 19 9:30 am - 9:30 pm Meditation Retreat *
Sep 20 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Consultation *
Sep 20 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Teaching on Heart Sutra
Sep 21 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Consultation *
Sep 21 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Teaching on Heart Sutra and Book Signing
Sep 22 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Refuge Taking with Khenchen Rinpoche
Sep 22 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Mani Recitation
The village of Tsari and the surrounding areas are among the most sacred places in Tibet. It was there that the most Venerable Khenchen Rinpoche Konchog Gyaltsen was born in the spring of 1946, and it was there that he spent his early years. In 1959, because of the political situation in Tibet , Khenpo Rinpoche fled to India with his family. The family then settled in Darjeeling , where Rinpoche began his education. Even at a young age, he was an excellent and dedicated student, and was able to complete his middle school studies in less than the average time.
At about this same time, a new university, the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, opened in Varanasi , India . Determined to be among its first students, Khenchen Rinpoche traveled to Varanasi , in October 1967 to seek admission. He then began a nine-year course of study that included Madhyamika, Abhidharma, Vinaya, the Abhisamayalankara, and the Uttaratantra, as well as history, logic, and Tibetan grammar. In early 1968, he had the good fortune to take full monastic ordination from the great Kalu Rinpoche and, shortly after graduating from the Institute, he received teachings from the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa on The Eight Treasures of Mahamudra Songs, by the Indian mahasiddhas.
Even after completing this long and arduous course of study, Khenchen Rinpoche wanted only to deepen his knowledge and practice of the Dharma. With the same intensity that he brought to his earlier studies, Rinpoche sought out and received teachings and instructions from great Buddhist masters. One was the Venerable Khunu Lama Rinpoche, with whom Khenchen Rinpoche studied two works of Gampopa The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and The Precious Garland of the Excellent Path. Rinpoche's studies with the Venerable Khunu Lama also included Mahamudra and many of the songs of Milarepa.
Maintaining a balance between theoretical understanding and the practice of meditation, Khenpo Rinpoche began a three-year retreat in 1978 under the guidance of the enlightened master Khyunga Rinpoche. During this time, he was able to deepen and enhance his understanding of The Five-fold Path of Mahamudra and the profound Gong Chik text of Lord Jigten Sumgon. He also received many other transmissions.
In 1985, Khenchen Rinpoche traveled to the main seat of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, Drikung Thel, in Tibet . There, he was able to receive personal blessings, as well as instructions and transmissions of Mahamudra and the Six Yogas of Naropa, from the enlightened master Venerable Pachung Rinpoche.