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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wisconsin Buddhist teachings


Domo Geshe Rinpoche will be teaching in Madison & Baraboo from Friday, Sep 17 - Wednesday, Sep 22. Bring a Friend!

Rinpoche is teaching Creating a Balanced Yoga and Meditation Practice at Joyful Path this Sunday, August 29th.
See Joyful Path for more info.http://www.joyfulpathhealing.com/aboutus



Madison & Baraboo Teachings!


Making Your Life Count

Domo Geshe Rinpoche

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Words of My Perfect Teacher by Patrul Rinpoche teaches the Lam Rim stages of the Buddhist path to enlightenment and is suitable for both beginning and advanced students. Rinpoche will give ongoing commentary on this text which will focus on the impermanence of life. How can we make the most of this precious human life and move forward on our evolutionary path to transformation?

Evening Teaching Series

Baraboo

No Time to Waste: Understanding Why You Are Really Here

September 17th, Friday, 7-8:30 pm Café of Life, 701 Ash St.

What is the purpose of life? Why are you really here? Understanding deeply the answers to these questions allows us to live with intention, direction and purpose and prevents us from wasting time on meaningless activities. His Holiness the Dalai Lama stated, "If you investigate the purpose of life, and with the motivation that results from this inquiry, develop a good heart...each day will become useful and meaningful." Join Rinpoche for a joyful investigation of these important questions and learn why you are really here.


Madison

Coming Alive Through Meditation

September 21st, Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm Center for Conscious Living, 849 E. Washington Ave.

Meditation's benefits for the mind and body are well documented. The many types of meditation practices and techniques differ in their intent: to calm the body or mind, reduce stress, etc. Transformative meditation practices are powerful practices that nourish and awaken one's inner spiritual being and allow one to make rapid progress on the evolutionary journey to perfection. Join Domo Geshe Rinpoche for a lively discussion about transformative meditation, and discover who you really are inside.

Understanding Refuge: Commentary on The Words of My Perfect Teacher

September 22nd,Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm Goodman Community Center, Merrill Lynch Rm. C, 149 Waubesa St.

Book Signing and Talk:

September 19th, Sunday 2-3:30 pm Room of One's Own Bookstore

307 West Johnson St.

Rinpoche's books: Red Lotus Buddhist Wisdom and Mystery of Emptiness & Love

All-Day Seminar:


Taking All Beings to Your Heart (Tonglen)

September 18th,Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Joyful Path Healing Center, 11000 Division St.

Many great beings who devoted their lives to alleviating the suffering of others - Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus, the Buddha - were models of great altruistic compassion. Today we are confronted with many, sometimes contradictory, messages about how we should love. "You must love yourself. Stop being so selfish. Don't let others take advantage of you." What is the correct view of compassion that will allow us to be of true benefit to others and to the world? To find out, come learn about Tonglen - a powerful compassion practice that increases our inner strength and courage, loosens the hold of selfishness and allows us to develop unbiased compassion for healing ourselves and others.

For a personal appointment with Domo Geshe Rinpoche, call (262) 370-5974. Appointments are only for pertinent spiritual questions or to request a meditation practice. New students are welcome.

More information at www.white-conch.org


Weekend Retreat!

Taking Refuge: The Foundation of All Paths

Commentary on The Words of My Perfect Teacher, with Green Wisdom Light Meditation Initiation

September 24th-September 26th(Friday-Sunday)

Norbertine Center for Spirituality, De Pere, WI

Donation: $270 after September 17th ($220 if registered by September 16th)

Rinpoche will continue her commentary on The Words of My Perfect Teacher and will discuss the qualities and method of taking refuge: your motivation, how to take refuge and the benefits of refuge. If she completes this topic, she will discuss Bodhichitta (Altruistic Great Compassion). The Green Wisdom Light Meditation is a powerful transformative compassion practice. Join us for a rare opportunity to receive this meditation practice on developing compassion.



other Upcoming Events in Wisconsin
Conscious End-of-Life Training
Saturday September 11, 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Conscious End-of-Life Training Program offers a dynamic, fresh approach to end-of-life care under the direction of Domo Geshe Rinpoche, a western reincarnate lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Although key elements of these original teachings are based on ancient Buddhist principles, this unique program is open to and appropriate for hospice professionals, volunteers, and others-regardless of their personal spiritual orientation.

Presented in sequential modules, four levels of training are designed to engage students in a process of exploration and discovery that both enhances their end-of-life care-giving skills and prepares them for their own end of life. The awareness and understanding gained from the teachings allow students to become increasingly capable of providing high-quality and careful energetic spiritual support to others, as well as overcoming their innate fear of death in order to live more fully and to prepare for their own "grand transition".

This training includes the following:

* Lectures and discussion on key concepts and principles necessary for effective care-giving (includes video presentation and group interaction)
* Experiential on-site exercises and take-home assignments that help develop deeper self-awareness and personal growth
* On-going guidance relating to qualities and skills that enable one to be present, alert and available to care for the individual needs of the dying person.
* Monthly facilitated group meetings (also available through conference calls) for support through sharing of experiences, reflections and thoughts

Level-One training highlights:

* What is, and what is not, "end-of-life" (beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors)
* The dynamics of various types of relationships between caregivers and care-receivers
* The basics of establishing a supportive environment for the patient
* How to understand and deal with complex emotions that may arise in end-of-life situations
* Subtle influences that have a major impact on spiritual awareness
* The harm caused by caregiver "impatience"
* How to be energetically quiet

http://www.white-conch.org

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