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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:27 am 
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Dear friends
Rigpa is extremely honored to be hosting an Australian tour by His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche consisting of:

· Ganges Mahamudra Teaching at Rigpa Newcastle on 26-27 July 2014

· Amitabha Empowerment at Rigpa Sydney on 1 August 2014

· Prayer to Kuntuzangpo Teaching at Rigpa Sydney on 2-3 August 2014

As this is a rare opportunity for us in Australia to meet an extraordinary master, you are warmly invited; also it would be appreciated if you can let your Sangha know. (A lovely poster is below)

HIS EMINENCE GARCHEN RINPOCHE
Garchen Rinpoche was recognised and enthroned in eastern Tibet by the former Drikung Kyabgon Zhiwe Lodro. When he was seven, he was brought to Lho Miyal Monastery, which he administered from the age of eleven. Studying and practicing under the direction of the Siddha Chime Dorje, Garchen Rinpoche received vast and profound instructions on the preliminary practices (ngondro), the fivefold practice of Mahamudra and the six yogas of Naropa.

Then, at the age of 22, after completing a two and a half year retreat, he was imprisoned for 20 years during the political turmoil of China’s Cultural Revolution. While in the labour camp, he received meditation instruction from his root lama, the Nyingma master Khenpo Munsel. Enduring hardship and practicing secretly, Garchen Rinpoche attained realization of the lama’s wisdom mind.

THE EVENTS
The tour will consist of incredible teachings and an empowerment.

Ganges Mahamudra Teaching at Rigpa Newcastle
Starts Saturday 26 July at 9am and concludes Sunday 27 July at 5pm
Based on Tilopa’s explanation of emptiness in the most direct way to his senior student Naropa.
The event is open to all and costs $145 full / $95 concession. Rigpa Newcastle is located at 47 James St, Hamilton, NSW 2303

Amitabha Empowerment at Rigpa Sydney
Friday 1 August at 6pm
Amitabha represents purifying the mental factor of desire into discriminating wisdom.
The event is open to all and costs $34 full / $24 concession. Rigpa Sydney is located at Level 3, 822 George St, Sydney 2000

Prayer to Kuntuzangpo Teaching at Rigpa Sydney
Starts Saturday 2 August at 9am and concludes Sunday 3 August at 5pm
This text reflects the essence of the practice of Dzogchen, explains how afflictions arise from our innate nature, and how to overcome them through a single-sufficient method.
The event is open to all and costs $145 full / $95 concession. Rigpa Sydney is located at Level 3, 822 George St, Sydney 2000

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Newcastle Event Registration
Sydney Events Registration
Further information about Garchen Rinpoche and the teachings is included in the attached document or at http://www.rigpa.org.au
For any questions or enquiries please contact:
Roger Carroll for Rigpa Newcastle Event enquires at rogerd.carroll@gmail.com
Riko Eguchi for Rigpa Sydney Event enquiries at riko.eguchi@rigpa.org.au
Yours sincerely,

Andy FitzGibbon
Rigpa Australia National Director

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"When a Dzogchen Yogi hears Shakyamuni Buddha turning the Wheel of the Dharma of the Four Noble Truths he hears Samathabhadra proclaiming the most profound Dzogpachenpo." - Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche


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