Zasep Tulku Rinpoche
Rinpoche was born in Tibet in 1948, and was recognised as the thirteenth incarnation of Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery. Since 1976 he has taught Western Dharma students in Australia, Canada, and the United States and has established centres in each of these countries. Rinpoche travels the world giving teachings and initiations and leading retreats.
Rinpoche was translator to the Tibetan Buddhist Society’s founder, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden, at Chenrezig Institute from 1976 to 1979. He formed a close relationship with Geshe-la which he maintained until Geshe-la’s passing in August 2011.
Launch of Rinpoche’s commentary on Mahamudra “Gelug Mahamudra”, Friday 8 Mar 7.00 – 8.30pm (Free)
Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche recently published a new book on Gelug Mahamudra.
This session marks the official launch in Melbourne. During this teaching Rinpoche will provide an overview of Mahamudra, the means for realising mind’s ultimate nature.
An excerpt from the book:
” … Mahamudra is at the very heart of Buddha’s teachings. Mahamudra practice slows us down so we can see things as they are. Mahamudra reveals the ultimate nature of the mind, intrinsically pure and empty of inherent nature: pure awareness, luminous and spacious – clarity and cognisance.”
Weekend Mahamudra Retreat – Sat 9 & Sun 10 March, 10 am – 5 pm
Everyone has Buddha potential. This means that the nature of our mind is completely pure and we each have the potential to become a fully enlightened being, a Buddha. Rinpoche explains what it means to have Buddha potential, and how through training in meditation we can achieve complete freedom from dissatisfaction and unhappiness, and be of supreme benefit to others.
White Tara Long Life initiation. Tuesday 12 Mar 7.00 – 9.00pm
White Tara is a female Buddha who assists, protects and exerts herself to relieve the suffering of the world. Taking initiation and practising White Tara visualisation and mantra recitation can help us develop love, energy and strength and promote a long and healthy life.
Commentary on White Tara practice – Wednesday 13 March, 7 pm
A renowned Tara practitioner himself, Rinpoche will explain the practice of White Tara and the ways it supports our long life and good health.
Medicine Buddha empowerment. Friday 15 Mar 7.00 – 9.00pm
The practice of the Medicine Buddha was originally taught by Guru Shakyamuni Buddha to aid students with sickness or disease, and Tibetan Lamas commonly recommend Medicine Buddha visualisation and recitation to students who are suffering from ill-health.
Public talk – Thurs 14 March, Abbotsford Convent
Rinpoche’s public talk will provide an insight into the fundamentals of Buddhist practice. As a lama who has spent most of his life teaching students in the West, Rinpoche’s talks are always accessible and enjoyable.
Julia Broome – 0407 749 404 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Buckley – 0419 801 349 email@example.com