Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Kilung Shedra and Community Center

                        

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Kilung Shedra and Community Center construction
will be on June 17th, the day of the Buddha’s First Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma.

There will be ceremonies and prayers to start the construction and to commemorate the day. Many high lamas from across the Dzachuka region will be invited to the festivities and will attend the groundbreaking.

We can join in this celebration on Saturday, June 16th, at 5:30 pm at Yeshe Long, which would be 9:30 am, July 17th, in Dzachuka. Please join us if you can, by attending in person or zooming (zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/3603414184). We will be reciting Vajra Guru mantras and other prayers suggested by Rinpoche.

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Vajra Daka Retreat, April 20 – 24, with Dza Kilung Rinpoche

Rinpoche led a Vajra Daka Retreat at a resort facility in Ocean Shores, Washington. Fourteen men attended the retreat.

The gathering employed a familiar Pema Kilaya retreat format, with a meditation, breakfast and Riwo Sangchod preceding the morning teaching. After lunch was a work period, meditation, interviews with Rinpoche and then a late afternoon teaching and Q & A with Rinpoche. Evening practice followed dinner.

Two-fold focus of Dza Kilung Rinpoche’s teachings:
Each morning – Garab Dorje’s 3 Words that Strike the Vital Point
Each afternoon – Application of the 4 Karmas to Everyday Life

Rinpoche included commentaries on both subjects, Paltrul Rinpoche’s commentary The Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King, and Songtsen Gampo’s commentary on The Four Activities. Each of the karmas (or activities) were considered in terms of the outer meaning, inner meaning, innermost meaning, absolute meaning, figurative meaning, and symbolic meaning.

Dza Kilung Rinpoche facilitated far-reaching discussions on the interplay between feminine and masculine energies, developments regarding social questions of gender equity and inclusion, and cultural patterning throughout both North America and Tibet. All of these discussions occurred within the context of a strong practice container, as well as Kilung Rinpoche’s ever-present atmosphere of empathy and compassion.

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New York and Boston teachings with Kilung Rinpoche, March 2018

Kilung Rinpoche, accompanied by Jeanne Lepisto, Kilung Foundation’s Co-Executive Director, had a very active visit to New York City and Boston, Massachusetts. Between March 15-25, at least 300 people were present at 9 events. Rinpoche and Jeanne arrived an hour early from Denmark Thursday, March 15. It was good that Frank Ryan and Susan Ryan also felt they should be at JFK early to pick them up. Rinpoche’s teachings in New York were supported by Frank, Susan, and Lila Kate Wheeler who all traveled south to participate and rejoice. In Manhattan, Rinpoche was hosted by Josh Baran, who has attended two Dzogchen East retreats…

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H.E. Dza Kilung Rinpoche’s teachings in Denmark, March, 2018

Retreat in Aarhus, Denmark

March 3rd – 8th

It was white and cold in Aarhus when Kilung Rinpoche and Jeanne Lepisto arrived in Øsal Ling. But inside, there was lots of warmth in the participants hearts as well as in their bodies.

During the week, we had a wonderful time with Rinpoche, working with the words of Patrul Rinpoche (The Heart Essence of the Enlightened Ones). Also, we were fortunate to have Jeanne kindly guiding us through some dharma subjects.

This retreat was a great opportunity for all of us, to share the love and kindness that Kilung Rinpoche and Jeanne Lepisto presented to us. We look forward to next time.

With love and respect,
On behalf of Osal Ling and the Sangha in Aarhus
Jona Ingolfsdottir

 

Rinpoche’s teachings in Copenhagen March 9 – 15

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