Thursday, 28 April 2016

The First Visit to Ireland by Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

In just over three weeks time, from 20th - 22nd May 2016, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will be teaching at Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre, Garranes, west Cork, at the invitation of Rigpa and Bodhicharya Ireland.   Khandro Rinpoche will be teaching on Transforming Negative Emotions: The Five Slogans of Machig [Machik] Labdrön, who was a female master living during the 11th and 12th centuries, and founded the practice of the Chöd of Mahamudra.
Machig Labdrön at Dubdi Gompa, Yuksom, Sikkim

Machig Labdrön was also considered to be an emanation of Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of the buddhas. A contemporary of Milarepa, she was a mother, practitioner and founding master of Chöd or 'cutting through', a practice that goes to the heart of ego clinging and attachment;  she was considered by many to be a dakini manifest.
Khandro Rinpoche is herself a brilliant teacher, transmitting no-nonsense dharma with warmth and clarity, her approach is direct and to the point. 

For the past two decades, Khandro Rinpoche has been teaching in Europe, North America and Asia. Rinpoche is actively involved with the Mindroling Monastery in India and in 1993, Rinpoche established the Samten Tse Retreat Centre in Mussoorie, India, as a branch of Mindrolng Monastery, a place of study and retreat for both nuns and Western lay practitioners. The North American seat of Mindroling International Lotus Garden Retreat Centre was established by Rinpoche in 2003 in the USA.
We hope that this will be the first of many visits to Ireland.
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