8- 10pm Newcomers and beginners always welcome. We begin with meditation sessions, including instruction, guidance and discussion as needed or desired.Following our meditation session we continue reading "The Path of Wisdom" by Lama Jigme Rinpoche.The copies of the book will be available at the meeting .
The Path of Wisdom is a path of practice with applications in everyday life that leads us ultimately to enlightenment. While on the Path, we pay close attention to the precise meaning of the essential points underlying the theories, the methods, and the practices. This means to try to understand precisely the meaning of refuge, of prayer, of bodhicitta, of the connection through the spiritual friend, of the different practices, and of meditation. Having first understood the meaning, we then apply our understanding in our practice and in our daily life. In this way, we will develop and deepen our knowledge of how we function, and what is meaningful in our lives.
Lama Jigme Rinpochewas born in Kham, Eastern Tibet, in 1949. When the Chinese invaded in 1955, he moved to Tsurphu, the monastery of the Karmapas in Tibet, and eventually, in 1959, together with the Karmapa and many other high lamas and tulkus of all ages, he moved on to Rumtek in Sikkim. In Rumtek, H.H. the Karmapa founded a monastery in order to preserve the teachings, and it was there that, together with all the regents and important tulkus gathered there by the Karmapa, that Lama Jigme Rinpoche received all the transmissions directly from him.
In 1974, during his first visit to Europe, the Karmapa designated Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in Dordogne, France, to be the central seat of his activity, headed by Lama Jigme Rinpoche as his representative. He also asked Gendün Rinpoche and Pawo Rinpoche to go there and help in bringing the 5 wishes to fruition.