The Four Dharmas of Gampopa: How Meditation Transforms Confusion into Wisdom – Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 2016

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa: How meditation transforms confusion into wisdom  

rtrWith Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

November 4, 2016; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Swarthmore College Friends Meeting Room, 12 Whittier Place

Cost: $20 at the door. **Preregistration requested**

The famed four-line teaching of Gampopa (1079–1153) – the founder of Tibetan Buddhism’s Kagyu order – has been used by generations of meditators to inspire devotion, clarify confusion and definitively disclose natural wakefulness.  During this introductory talk, Rinpoche will bring us through this four line teaching and discuss how such pith instruction can help enliven our daily meditation practice and reveal everyday life as an opportunity to express our inherent wisdom and compassion.

Ringu Tulku, Rinpoche, author of “The Rimé Philosophy” is a Master of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu Order and trained under many great masters such as HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. He has served as Professor of Tibetology in Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok Sikkim for 17 years and his doctoral thesis illuminates in detail the profound history and philosophy on the Rimé or Ecumenical Movement in Tibet. Rinpoche founded Bodhicharya, an international organization that preserves and transmits Buddhist teachings and promotes inter-cultural dialogue and educational & social projects.

This event is being hosted by The Wisdom Seat – a group of Buddhist teachers and practitioners residing in the Mid-Atlantic region who host and sponsor spiritual teachers. Drawing on the profound view of the Rimé tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the Wisdom Seat seeks to cultivate vibrant and sustained relationships between teachers and students of authentic Buddhist traditions.

In you would like to volunteer to support Rinpoche’s visit or want more information about the Wisdom Seat, please contact Matt DiRodio at [email protected].

**To preregister for this event, please email Jacqui Merrell at [email protected] and put the word “Registration” in the subject line. **