Dear Rising Light Sangha Members and Friends,
I beg your forgiveness: I'm mailing you directly because I'm actually having trouble figuring out how to post on the Sangha's site. I'm very not clever ...
I thought you might like to know of the upcoming Dream Yoga Teaching, Shelburne Vermont, April 13-15. with Khenpo Younge Khachab Rinpoche, a highly-qualified teacher, newly living in Burlington Vermont, from which base he travels extensively.
Moreover Rinpoche is now giving a series of 6 weekend teachings (in Northampton, Mass, and available for distance learning by CD or DVD) on the path of Dzogchen, the highest and direct path of Tibetan Buddhism. Working at this level usually presupposes having a serious practice; at very least having taken refuge with a teacher. That said, Rinpoche is an excellent academic teacher (much loved for his brilliant discourse, coupled with affability and the personal interest he takes in his students), and it is auspicious to hear the teachings even from a beginner's point of view ... assuming you experience the luck of coming upon them. Rinpoche's first weekend (now available on CD/DVD) very clearly addressed fundamentals, with a view to beginners.
Finding a teacher is always a most personal process. Exposure to different teachers however, is often recommended as part of this process. Once one is particularly comfortable with any one teacher, Tibetan Buddhism still encourages learning from all qualified teachers one is lucky enough to access. This is known as the Rime (nonsectarian) tradition, particularly put forth for our day and age by the Dalaï Lama.
Hoping this is of help to you, for either your personal practice or your ongoing friendship with Buddhism, which I so deeply appreciate.
Renée Pema Gamo Cosgrove
Interprète simultanée de conférence, TPSGC
Simultaneous Conference Interpreter, PWGSC
514 891 6322
May all sentient beings rest in great equanimity,
free from clinging-attachment and aversion to things near and far. -- Buddhist prayer
“The bad news is you're falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute.
The good news is there's no ground.” -- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche