Tonglen: Expanding the Heart with Wisdom with Dungse Jampal Norbu—Online

May 7th

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    Price.:
  • $15 Program Price
  • $20 Patron Price
  • $10 Other Price
Room: Online Program

Presented by the SF Young Meditators
The Buddhist practice of Tonglen asks us to take nothing in our lives for granted. The compassion and wisdom that results from exchanging self and other—asking that we walk a mile in another's shoes—leads us to a greater sense of inner peace.

Dungse Jampal Norbu will guide us through the practice of Tonglen and explore the hard questions that arise when we confront the biases and assumptions that come up when we actively engage this practice.

Dungse Jampal Norbu is the son and dharma heir of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the founder of Mangala Shri Bhuti and a lineage holder of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik tradition. When Dungse Jampal was still an infant, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche's root teacher, instructed Kongtrul Rinpoche to train Dungse la to uphold and continue Kongtrul Rinpoche’s lineage. With life-long guidance from Kongtrul Rinpoche, particularly in traditional Buddhist shedra studies in India and the US, Dungse-la now teaches widely as well as engages in an annual 100-day long retreat at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling.

Dungse Jampal has lived and traveled extensively in Asia, but spent much of his youth in Colorado. If you were to ask Dungse la how long he has been studying the Buddhist path, he would say, “Since I was born.” Under his father’s wing he has received many teachings and transmissions, sometimes while the two were walking in the mountains of Crestone. Dungse la's anecdotal style and first-hand curiosity about how Buddhism relates to actual experience imbue his teaching with a fresh perspective, and reveal a natural wisdom and humor.

Read a blog post by Dungse Jampal Norbu entitled, Making Friends with the Mind.

There are no prerequisties to attend this program. All are welcome.

Contact
info [at] sfshambhala [dot] org

Price
Sliding Scale from $10 to $20 (to support the center).
Paying the higher amount supports those with limited income.

Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. If are not able to pay, please register online and leave a a message in the notes section so we reserve your seat.

In addition, there will be an optional opportunity to offer any amount monetarily to Dungse Jampal Norbu, in the spirit of one's inspiration and gratitude for his teachings.

Registration
Please register and pay online in advance to reserve your place. If you do not pay (and have not made other financial arrangements) you will not receive the welcome letter with the link for the Zoom UrL.

About Zoom
This program will be presente on the Zoom platform. It is available for computers, smart phones, and tablets. You will need to download the free app on your device before joining the session. Once it is loaded, all you need to do is click the link and follow the prompts to join the session.

It is best to join 5 minutes in advance so that you are set up when the session begins.

And, make certain that your mic is muted when you join to avoid background noises which are multiplied with many participants.

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