Death and How to Die with Venerable Changling Rinpoche

October 12th (2015)

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Room: Main Shrine Room

 Rinpoche will give Vajrayana teachings on the topic of death and how to die.

Every day that we live, we are closer to the day we face death and the termination of our impermanent selves. How do we prepare ourselves? Do we avoid thoughts of death, become obsessed, or do we find a way to face the inevitable? The bardo can be a strange and confusing place, with sounds, sights, and other phenomena. Come hear Changling Rinpoche give us pointers on this process in this precious one day of teachings.

Changling Rinpoche was born in 1977 in Kalimpong, India. At the age of ten, he was recognized by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche as the principal tülku of Changchub Ling Nyingma monastery in Central Tibet. He is a lineage holder of the Rechung Kagyü, which is based on the transmission of Milarepa’s disciple Rechungpa, who received the formless dakini teachings. Rinpoche is also a lineage holder of the Nyingma Northern Treasure (Changter) tradition, which is based on the terma of Rigdzin Gödemchen.

Changling Rinpoche entered Shechen Tennyi Dargye Ling Monastery in Nepal, where he received teachings and transmissions from His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche until His Holiness’s parinirvana in 1991. When Rinpoche was twelve years old, he entered the Shechen shedra and completed his studies at the age of twenty-one. He has continued to teach at the shedra, and has studied with Trülshik Rinpoche, Rabjam Rinpoche, and other teachers. Rinpoche is in charge of teaching monastics the ritual tradition and ceremonies of the Shechen lineage. Rinpoche has also been teaching with Yangsi Dilgo Khyentse and Rabjam Rinpoches in Croatia. In addition, he has taught in Australia and North America, and has been teaching within our Shambhala mandala since 2005.

Open to all Shambhala Tantrikas. 

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