The Bodhisattva Institute
is pleased to announce
Lama Lodu Rinpoche
will be teaching in Tucson October 22 - 27 , 2019
Tuesday October 22, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm :
Rinpoche will give a teaching on the Female Buddha's and their source of manifestation from the Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya.
Wednesday October 23, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm &
Thursday October 24, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm:
Rinpoche will teach on the authentic Shangpa Kagyu Lineage, where it began and the story of it's orgination from India and Tibet.
Friday October 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm:
Rinpoche will teach the sutra tradition of reviewing absolute and relative truth through investigation.
Saturday October 26, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm:
How one can live with Buddhist consequence in the world, giving examples of how to live as an authentic Buddhist but still live in the world.
Sunday October 27, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm : 2 - 4:00 pm
We would like to announce a change in the schedule for Lama's visit this week. On Sunday, 10:00 am to noon, Lama Lodu Rinpoche will give the empowerment of Medicine Buddha (Tibetan: Menla) instead of Chenrezig. In the afternoon, 2 - 4:00 pm, Rinpoche will give the instructions for this practice. Lama Lodu felt this was a very timely practice for these times.
The Medicine Buddha tradition was brought to Tibet from India in the 8th century by the great Indian Buddhist master, the abbot Shantarakshita of Nalanda (725–788 C.E.), who gave the teachings to the Tibetan king Trisong Deutsen. The abbot’s aim was to increase the welfare of Tibet: to improve health, prevent disease, give protection against black magic, and protect the ecological system from natural disasters.
Medicine Buddha embodies the healing energy of all enlightened beings. He is a dark blue, the colour of lapis lazuli, and wears monastic robes while sitting on a lion throne. In his left hand he holds a begging bowl containing an arura fruit, which Ayurvedic physicians considered suitable for treating all illnesses. In his right hand he holds a sprig from an arura tree. To this day the plant is used in Tibetan, Chinese, and other herbal medicines.
When taking the Bodhisattva vow, as is traditional when receiving a Vajrayana-level empowerment such as Medicine Buddha, it's important to have the attitude of awakening, the altruistic motivation to walk on the path of awakening for the sake of all sentient beings by practicing loving kindness and compassion.
Suggested donation for this event is $30 for the day.
Suggested donation of $15 per session - sliding scale.
Interviews will be available Tuesday through Friday according to your leisure, but it is important to call and make an appointment first.
For interviews, call this number:
The Bodhisattva Institute is dedicated to sponsoring visits from our spiritual director Lama Lodu Rinpoche, as well as other Buddhist teachers.