Integrating the Bardo States
Lopon Phuntsho Gyaltshen
Sunday September 28th, 2008
9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Monterey Place
Free of Charge, in English (some Thai on request)
The six states of Bardo are the series of intermediate states, which we go through from birth to death. Understanding them is a great spiritual benefit, and they are one of Guru Padmasambhava’s Dzogchen teachings that bring liberation upon hearing. Unlike other profound vajrayana teachings, the bardo practices can be done without receiving empowerment. These practices, however, are capable of taking us to the highest level of realization. No matter how advanced one might be spiritually, if one fails to integrate one’s spiritual strength with the events of the bardos, one would only end up finding the realization elusive. Human life is a great gift, and we can discover more of its greatness with knowledge of bardo. The practice of bardo is simple, easy, and rewarding.
Lopon Phutsho Gyaltshen grew up in Bhutan. After high school he enrolled at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, a branch of Namdroling monastery for higher Buddhist studies, in south India, and graduated from its nine-year course in 2002 (with a Lopon degree; rendered equivalent to Master’s). After he received his degree, he taught at the same institute for 3 years, and has been working on tri-lingual translations (English, Tibetan, and Bhutanese) since then. He also received Dzogchen teachings and the 500,000 accumulations practices from H.H. Penor Rinpoche, whom he also served as an interpreter. After leaving the institute, he taught for several years in Bhutan before coming to Thailand, where he teaches Thai monks at the Mahapanya Vidayalai Institute (http://mahapanya.ac.th) in Hat Yai (affiliated to Mahachulalongkorn University).
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Monterey Place: 398 Soi Phai Sing To; on the 7th floor, next to the exercise room.
Sunday Sept. 28th
10:00-12:00 Talk 1
12:00-2:00 Lunch Break; We can all go someplace together for lunch if people want.
3:00-5:00 Talk 2
5:00-6:00 Discussion, Questions & Answers.