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The Eight Worldly Dharmas with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche


7 May 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Teacher: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will give teachings on the Eight Worldy Dharmas, which as Dharma practitioners, is what we need to avoid if we are to practice the path authentically.

The Eight worldly Dharmas are Pleasure and Pain, Gain and Loss, Fame and Defamation, Praise and Criticism.

We live our life governed by trying to seek pleasure and avoid loss, feeling happiness once we have gained something new or feeling sadness or anger when something is lost. We seek fame and feel upset when we become infamous, and we are caught in the turmoil of seeking praise and feeling discouraged or angry when criticized. Most of the problems in the world arise due to these eight worldly attitudes.

A true Dharma practitioner is someone who is free of these worldly concerns and who has a true understanding of impermanence and the many defects of samsara. 

This evening talk will take place from 7pm to 9pm. 

At the end of the teachings there will be an opportunity to offer a katag (white scarf) to Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. Katags are available from the Samye Dzong shop.

Important Notice

As the centre is normally closed on Tuesdays we will be opening the doors at 6pm

Rinpoche will also be teaching on Karma, Cause and Effect on Wednesday the 8th of May from 7pm to 9pm. Click here to register for this teaching.

About Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters including HH the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Sikkim and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India. He served as Tibetan Textbook Writer and Professor of Tibetan Studies in Sikkim for 25 years.

Since 1990, he has been travelling and teaching Buddhism and meditation in Europe, America, Canada, Australia and Asia. He participates in various interfaith and ‘Science and Buddhism’ dialogues and is the author of a number of books on Buddhist topics. These include Path to Buddhahood, Daring Steps, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, Confusion Arises as Wisdom, the Lazy Lama series and the Heart Wisdom series, as well as several children’s books, available in Tibetan and European languages.


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