Lama Kunga

14-15.01.17 Vajrakīlaya
Teaching, practice and tsog pūjā

Vajrakīlaya, a wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva, eradicates ignorance and emotional afflictions that cause obstacles in our daily life and our dharma practice. The symbol of the compassionate wrathful activity is the phurpa, a ritual dagger which stabs the obstacles, thereby subduing and transforming their destructive potential. Vajrakīlaya in essence represents our own pure inner nature, that was never stained by the turmoils of mental afflictions. The activity of Vajrakīlaya is especially effective in pacifying social conflicts and disturbances, and mending breaches of the tantric samaya, like the breaches of the bonds between Vajrayāna practitioners.

Thrangu Tashi Chöling, Herstattallee 2, 50769 Köln-Seeberg

Saturday and Sunday from
10:00 to 12:00 AM and
2:30 to 4:30 PM
Sunday afternoon tsog pūjā

Costs for participation on donation basis
Do Tulku Rinpoche

30-31.01.17 Heart Sūtra (Short Version)

The Heart Sūtra is propably one of the best known and most chanted of all sūtras. It is the essence of the perfection of wisdom, prajñāpāramitā. The sūtra describes the insight about the fundamental emptiness of all phenomena that is gained in deep meditation by the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. It is this insight into the nature of reality that becomes the basis for the liberation from all suffering.

Do Tulku Rinpoche was born in Southern India in 1985. At the age of 17 he was identified by H.H. Sakya Trizin as the 6th Raktrul Rinpoche. Following eleven years of training in Buddhist philosophy, practice and debate he graduated as Āchārya in the Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute. There and in different schools he was teaching for one year and guided retreats for monks. He received teachings, transmissions and empowerments from some of the greatest masters of our time. Do Tulku Rinpoche is appreciated for his erudite, interactive and often unconventional and humorous way of conveying the Buddhist teachings.

Thrangu Tashi Chöling, Herstattallee 2, 50769 Köln-Seeberg

7-9 PM
Part 1 on Monday, 30.01., part 2 on Tuesday, 31.01.

Costs for participation: 30 € (15 € per evening)
Unless otherwise noted, teachings are held in English with German translation
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