A SENIOR Tibetan lama is coming to South East Queensland to tell local people how to let go of the past and be happy.
Dzogchen Rinpoche, one of the highest lamas in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is the authentic Dzogchen lineage holder and head of Dzogchen Monastery in South India with more than 280 branch monasteries in Asia mainly in Tibet, India, Nepal and Bhutan and in the West.
His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche says past regrets and hurt can often be the cause of ongoing stress and unhappiness – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Dzogchen Rinpoche will be in Maroochydore on Friday the 16th of October at Millwell Road Community Centre, to give a public talk entitled ‘Letting Go of the Past’.
His Eminence says: “Past hurts and difficult experiences in our childhood or later life can be the cause for overwhelming emotions, stress, and unhealthy habits.
“We try to come to terms with the past but the methods we often apply such as brooding, trying to ignore the experience, suppressing our emotions or feeling guilty are hardly helping.
“From the Buddhist point of view we can understand the cause of our difficult experiences and what we can learn from them. Seeing our hard times in this light can transform the problems that give us so much misery into a solution, resulting in less obstacles and giving us more confidence and strength.”
During the talk His Eminence will provide practical methods that can help us to heal and overcome blockages from the past. Being introduced to the Dzogchen view of who we really are, we discover that our true nature is pure from the beginning and unaffected by any experience, allowing us to naturally let go and move on with a happy and fulfilled life.
Doors open at 7.00 pm, the talk begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 concession) and can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com.DEDU. For further information call 0416 404 826 or email email@example.com
The talk will be followed by a weekend teaching on ‘Living In The Present Moment ‘on 17th of October at Kawana Island Meeting Place and a residential retreat, entitled ‘How To Overcome Stress’ from 19th – 24th of October in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
These events are part of a worldwide tour which covers France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia and finally India.
The tour will consist of public talks, empowerments and teachings and residential retreats in most countries.
For more information go to www.shenpenaustralia.org and www.facebook.com/DzogchenBuddhism
His Eminence is the authentic holder of the Dzogchen lineage — part of the Nyingma school of Buddhism.
Dzogchen Rinpoche was recognised as a reincarnate lama by His Holiness Dodrupchen Rinpoche.
Having mastered many of the great texts of Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche obtained the title of Rabjampa [Masters of Tibetan Buddhism] at only 19 years of age. Aged 21, Rinpoche took full responsibility of Dzogchen Monastery, re-established in South India.
Dzogchen Rinpoche also founded Shenpen, an international network of organisations that support the spiritual and charitable activities of DSSCS and Dzogchen Monastery. Shenpen, meaning “benefiting others”, has branches in America, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
In 1995 Dzogchen Rinpoche founded the Dzogchen Shri Senha Charitable Society (DSSCS). The charity works to improve the educational, health care and social needs of the surrounding Dhondenling Tibetan refugee settlement and Indian community.