Monday, April 06, 2009

Venerable Lama Wangdor Rinpoche to visit New Orleans

Lama Wangdor Rinpoche, who I have had the pleasure of receiving some meditation instruction from during the summers in India, has agreed to an invitation to visit New Orleans. He is primarily a cave yogi, and wishes to teach meditation to all those who request. He is coming to New Orleans as a leg on a tour of more than forty locations in the West, and has indicated that this may be his last visit to America.

Therefore, we are very pleased to be able to host him in our fair city. His teaching schedule will be as follows:

-Thurs 4/16, 7-9pm @ Louisiana Himalaya Association (LHA) Community Center, 623 N. Rendon Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Teaching will include Guru mantra and 7-line supplication transmission and blessings, and introduction to meditation on the nature of mind. Venue is small, please arrive early if possible.

-Fri 4/17, 7-8:30pm @ Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center (# 29 on campus map), 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118. Public talk on altruism and introduction to meditation on the nature of mind. Light refreshments will be served.

-Sat 4/18, 10-12am, 2-4pm @ Tulane University Rogers Memorial Chapel (# 73 on campus map), 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118. Seminar on meditation on the nature of mind. Lunch will be provided.

Tulane University Campus Map: cmf or pdf.

The historic New Orleans streetcar runs from the Central Business District next to the French Quarter along St. Charles Avenue to Tulane University. It costs $1.25 to ride and takes 30-40 minutes the whole way.

The buildings will be air-conditioned so people should bring shawls or sweaters as it may be cold. Also, if people prefer to sit on cushions on the ground, they are encouraged to bring their own, as we have a limited number.

These teachings are being sponsored by the Louisiana Himalaya Association, the Tibetan Association of Tulane University, the Tulane School of Social Work Student Government Association Diversity Committee, and the Tulane Law School.

More information, including the rest of Lama Wangdor Rinpoche's teaching schedule can be found at his homepage.

Any questions may be directed to Michael Smith,, 504.377.7642. Can't wait to see y'all there!