Saturday, September 20, 2008

UPDATE: Chamtrul Rinpoche's September New Orleans Lecture Schedule

A request was made by a student for a more "practice oriented" teaching. So, Chamtrul Rinpoche has agreed to give the following teaching Thursday, September 24:

Mantra Recitation Instruction and Transmission
LHA Center, (621 N. Rendon St.)
7:00 pm -9:00 pm

In this teaching, Chamtrul Rinpoche will give an explanation of mantra meditation and recitation practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He will also offer the community an oral transmission of some of the most common mantra practices, including the mantras of Avalokitesvara, Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava, Amitabha and Tara.

Remaining Schedule:

Sept. 21 Sun: 7:00–9:00pm
Teaching: Swan River Yoga, 2130 Magazine St.
Meditating on Selflessness

Sept. 23 Tues: 7-9:00pm
Public Talk: Loyola, Audubon Room (Danna Center)
Working with the Mind through Change: An Explanation of Impermanence

Sept. 24, Thurs: 7-9:00 PM,
Teaching: LHA Center, 621 N. Rendon St.
Mantra Recitation Instruction and Transmission

Sept. 26 Fri: 7-9:00pm
Public Talk: Loyola, St. Charles Room (Danna Center)
Altruism and the Importance of Compassion: the Buddhist Concept of Loving Kindness

Sept. 27 Sat: 6:00–8:00pm Farewell Potluck—LHA Center, 621 N. Rendon Street

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Chamtrul Rinpoche's Louisiana Lecture Tour

Just some quick announcements of this week's events, rescheduled post-Gustav:

This Wednesday, Sept. 10. 6:30pm-8:30pm
A Welcome Potluck at the LHA Center. 621 N. Rendon St. (between St. Ann and Toulouse) an informal, friendly shared meal, and an opportunity for people to reconnect with each other and to meet
Chamtrul Rinpoche.

This Friday, Sept 12. 7:00-9:00pm (weather permitting)
"An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism," from 7:00-9:00 at the LHA Center.

This Saturday, Sept 13. Lafayette, Louisiana (again, weather permitting)
Katog Choling Dharma Center, Lafayette
An all day teaching on Meditation and deepening one's practice.
All are welcome. There will be more info at the potluck, or you can contact Shelley Jackson at

If you would like to help run errands, provide transportation, inquire about a private audience, or volunteer to help with Rinpoche's stay in other way, or have other questions, please contact his Attendant, Rie Yokono at (337)254-0649