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Fwd: Upcoming talk sponsored by Ekoji Buddhist Temple

From: Jamal
Sent on: Thursday, April 26, 2012 4:08 PM

This is not my event, I'm just passing the information to this group.

- Jamal


My name is Jude and I wanted to pass on this information that may interest some of the others in this group. 
If you think it is appropriate to your content/course of study, please feel free to forward this on to others.


Taking Refuge and the Path 
Tibetan Buddhist Teachings by Lama Norlha Rinpoche 
Monday • May 7, 2012 • 7 to 9 p.m. 
at Friends Meeting House 
4500 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 
(at corner of Commonwealth Avenue) 
Donation requested 
(suggested amount $10) 
For more information, please call [masked]
Or email Jean [address removed] 
Taking Refuge: the first step on the Buddhist path. We take refuge from the mundane and the transient, turning to: 
- our true and complete nature of compassion and wisdom, 
- the teachings that flow from the heart of this potential, 
- the enlightened companions who help us develop our innate, perfect compassion and wisdom. 
We take refuge with the firm motivation to become enlightened to benefit not only ourselves but all beings. 

The Path: Learn about taking refuge and, if you wish, enter the great Path of Awakening by taking the Vows of Refuge from Lama Norlha Rinpoche. Rinpoche will also describe how to walk that path by practicing the Six Perfections, the mindful methods of compassion and wisdom. 
About Lama Norlha Rinpoche Lama Norlha Rinpoche is a teacher and meditation master of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Kham, eastern Tibet, in 1938, he came to the USA in 1976. He is abbot of Kagyu Thubten Choling, a retreat center and monastery in the Hudson River Valley of New York. He is director of many dharma centers around the world, including eastern Tibet, where he has opened monasteries for men and women, medical clinics and schools for lay people, and the first college for nuns in Tibetan history. 

May 7 teaching is sponsored by Kagyu Shenpen Tharchin, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation and study group in Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1993 by Lama Norlha Rinpoche. Find us on the web at


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