with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche
Fri October 12th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSat October 13th: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMSun October 14th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $175 tuition $50 per talk fee
In Room(s): Main Shrine Room
(generosity policy applies: pay what you can afford)
Applying Buddhist Wisdom to Caring for Our Planet: Creating a More Responsible and Compassionate Society
A teaching right for our time!
The needs of our society and our planet must be met with compassion and wisdom. This enriching retreat will offer practical applications of Buddhist wisdom and values toward creating a more responsible and compassionate society. Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche will also discuss Eco-Dharma, a holistic approach for developing ecological awareness and making environmental care fully part of our daily practice.
The Safe Drinking Water Project (video link)
Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche brings running water to the Tibetan Settlement of Phuntsokling in Orissa, India and to the surrounding Indian Villages.
Eco Dharma (video link)
Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche addresses the deforestation problem that occurs when Tibetan families
cut down trees to hang Prayer Flags. Shot and edited in the Tibetan Settlement of Phuntsokling in Orissa, India.
The Halifax Shambhala Centre is honored to host Jigme Rinpoche. As the son of His Eminence Namkha Drimed, and the brother-in-law to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, he shares the same vision and aspirations as the Shambhala Community.
This program is open to the public. It includes taks, group discussions and Q&R periods.
One can attend the whole program or only the instruction on Friday night (free of charge), or selected talks Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon. Friday night will be an orientation and meditation instruction led by a senior instructor of the Shambhala community.
Generosity Policy Applies: pay what you can afford.
Friday October 12
7-8h30pm Orientation, plus meditation and contemplation instructions
Saturday October 13
10am-noon Talk I
noon-1h30 Lunch break
2-4pm Talk II
4h30-5h30pm Discussion group
Sunday October 14
10am-noon Talk III
noon-1h30 Lunch break
2-4pm Talk IV
About Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche
Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche is the holder of two spiritual lineages, including both the Ripa Lineage into which he was born as well as the Pema Lingpa Lineage of Gyeling Orgyan Mindrolling monastery in the hidden land of Pemako, which he is said to carry forward from his previous life.
In addition to fulfilling his role as a spiritual teacher, Jigme Rinpoche began in September 1993 in Orissa to fulfill his humanitarian role as a socially engaged Buddhist, a term he is happy to be known by, and which has become a central part of his life’s work. He founded the Pure Water Project, for which he received great admiration and a citation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile.
Jigme Rinpoche is known for his fluency in English and his lively, direct, fluid, humorous and down to earth teaching style. His clear and fresh outlook very quickly cuts through cultural and personal misperceptions about the Buddhadharma, East and West, ancient ways and modern life, and individual confusion. Jigme Rinpoche’s teachings focus on the themes of openness, and a clear perception of life in its immediacy, unadorned by interpretation and judgment.