Top Buddhist lama headed to NWA for Oct. 22 – 23 | AnnouncementAnnouncement, News — By Submitted Announcements on October 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm
The Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas together with UA’s Geshe Thupten Dorjee and Dr. Sidney Burris in the Fulbright College of Humanities, is hosting Rinpoche Ngawang Tenzin (rihn-POH-shay ne-WAHNG tehn-zihn), a top Buddhist lama, on Oct. 22-23, where he will lead several sessions as part of the institute’s dedication of its new meditation hall in Madison County.
Tenzin, a meditation master from Bhutan, will teach at Mount Sequoyah retreat center in Fayetteville on Saturday, Oct. 22. Among his workshops will be Lo Jong, or mind training. Donations are requested for Tenzin’s sessions.
At 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, the rinpoche will conduct a consecration of the TCIA Retreat Center, Land of Infinite Bliss. The retreat is off Arkansas Highway 295 at Crosses in Madison County. The public is invited to this free event. Road directions are available at TCIA’s website artibet.com or call (479) 587-8920.
Following the ceremony Sunday, all are invited to a potluck lunch, and tours will be given of the center. The meditation hall is complete, and cabins will follow. Details are at artibet.com.
His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche
October 22-23, 2011
His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin is recognized as a high reincarnation of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage and is regarded as one of the most revered teachers of his lineage in Bhutan. He is a great scholar and meditation master having spent 28 years in retreat. His Holiness radiates great peace, joy, love, compassion and tolerance.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 22
10:00 – 11:30 am. Teachings of Milarepa. Suggested donation $15 .
2:00 – 5:00 pm. Lo Jong/Mind Training Teachings. Suggested donation $20.
Location: Auditorium at Mt. Sequoyah Conference & Retreat Center, 150 NW Assembly Drive, Fayetteville. For map go to www.artibet.com for map.
Sunday, October 23
10:30 – 11:30 am. Consecration of the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas Retreat Center, Land of Infinite Bliss (near Crosses in Madison County.)
His Holiness will chant and dedicate the center. Also, Lama Karma will perform a Bhutanese ritual dance for overcoming obscuration.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Lunch and discussion. Bring a dish to share. Take a tour of the retreat center grounds.
1:00 – 3:00 pm. Vajrapani Initiation. Empowerment given by His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche.
Location: Sunday events are free, open to all, and will be at the retreat center near Crosses. Donations are welcome. For directions to retreat center, go to: www.artibet.com.
[This announcement courtesy of the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas.]
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