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What is known today as buddhism is a vast range of teachings from different perspectives, various vehicles and transmitted through the lens of a wide variety of cultures. At first the contemplative renunciate life of a monk in a temple in Burma contrasted to a drumming Himalayan tantric yogi wearing bone ornaments in the burial grounds appear to be full of contradictions. How can all these practices be buddhist? While it is taught that there are 84,000 dharma gates with enough teachings to suit the minds of all type of sentient beings, it can be challenging to see the common thread running through them all. Some people see only the original Pali teachings at what the buddhist taught, while others focus on Amitabha Pureland and still others focuses on the diamond vehicle of Vajrayana. Is Buddhism a philosophy, a religion or a science, all of the above, none of the above?
In this talk Khentrul Rinpoche will illuminate the non-contradictory nature of what the buddha taught and explain the common thread that binds all these teachings fit together.
KHENTRUL RINPOCHE’S TERMA FOUNDATION IN TORONTO
WED, August 14 — In Search of the Real Buddha Dharma 7:30pm
THURS, August 15 —Buddhist Tantra: Radically Engage with Life 7:30pm
FRI, August 16 — Subtle Body: Chakras, Winds & Drops 7:30pm
SAT, August 17 — 5 Tseringma Sisters of Long Life & Prosperity and Rahula Transmission with a teaching on Dharma Protectors 10 am
SUN, August 18 – Yellow Dzambhala Empowerment for Wealth and Abundance w/ Puja and a Red Dzambhala Transmission 10-5 pm
Contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (416)275-8222
ABOUT SHAR KHENTRUL RINPOCHE
Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoché spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Thought to be extinct by many Western scholars, he found it held the most advanced teachings of Kalachakra (wheel of time) containing profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind.
Since 2014, he has travelled to more than thirty countries guiding students to realize their own sacred truth of limitless potential through a clear, systematic step-by-step presentation of the Kalachakra Path to enlightenment. By teaching people how to cultivate a flexible mind and remove bias, Khentrul Rinpoché aspires to create compassion-based communities, transforming this world into a golden age of global peace and harmony.