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H.E. Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Returns to Toronto for a Round of Precious Teachings, Including Medicine Buddha, 11 Yogas of Vajrayogini, Palden Lhamo, Chod and Black Manjushri

H.E. Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Returns to Toronto for a Round of Precious Teachings, Including Medicine Buddha, 11 Yogas of Vajrayogini, Palden Lhamo, Chod and Black Manjushri

The most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche returns for another month-long teaching stop in Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre in Ontario, Canada for November of this year. Rinpoche is the spiritual director of many meditation centres in North America and Australia (see list at bottom of this feature), and tours constantly to deliver precious teachings. (See videos below for some of his teachings at Gaden Choling.) He is currently returning from a teaching tour in Mongolia. His visit to Toronto also coincides with the much-anticipated release of his autobiography: A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada. (For more about Zasep Tulku Rinpoche>>)

Known for his approachable teaching style, deep knowledge of Dharma, and great sense of humor, Rinpoche left Tibet in 1959. His teachings come from a long lineage of Tibet’s greatest teachers, including: His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Venerable Geshe Thupten Wanggyel, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Venerable Lati Rinpoche, Venerable Tara Tulku Rinpoche and Venerable Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche.

Gaden Choling pre-announced the visit for November, however final dates and times with details will follow. From their Facebook page:

“With great jubilance we announce the visit of our accomplished teacher Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Rinpoche will join us from November thru to December with a full schedule of teachings to aid us along the Path. Please subscribe to our mailing list on our website for a detailed program that will include Medicine Buddha, Sarasvati, 3 Principle Paths, 11 Yogas of Vajroyogini, extensive teachings on Guru Yoga, Palden Lhamo, Black Manjushri, Chöd, AND the book launch of Rinpoche’s memoir entitled “A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada”. “

Some of the teachings, for example Medicine Buddha and Guru Yoga, typically do not have pre-requisites to attend. Higher practices, that rely on experience with the lower practices, should only be attended by people who have the appropriate permissions or experience. Details on this will be on the Gaden Choling site, but typically Higher Tantras, requiring past requisites, would include Vajrayogini, Palden Lhamo, and Chod.

You can watch Rinpoche teaching at Gaden Choling in these three Buddha Weekly videos:

Video: Buddhist Teachings on Ngondro, The Foundation Practices with Venerable Zasep Rinpoche

Video: Part 2 of Buddhist Teachings on Ngondro, the Foundation Practices with Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche: Teachings on the Truth of Suffering, the Importance of Taking Refuge, and a Guided Meditation Visualizing Shakyamuni Buddha

Video: Purification of the obstacles of Dharma practice: Doubt, Fear and Restlessness. Buddhist Ngondro Foundation Teachings, Part 3 –– a Teaching from Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

 

For more on His Eminence Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, please see our three part extensive one-on-one interview with the Venerable teacher:

Zasep Tulku Rinpoche discusses decades of teaching, advice for beginner students and funny stories of his teachers.

Part 2 of Interview with the Teachers: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche discusses how Buddhism can help with today’s problems; on how we should think of hell realms and reincarnation; and how to practice when you have so little time.

Part 3: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche discusses how to find a teacher; why its important to meditate on death; how to start with Deity Yoga; how wrathful Deities can be misunderstood; and the role of internet in Dharma teachings.

 

Here are some past Buddha Weekly stories covering some of these practices:

The First Doctor: Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru — Empowering You to Heal

 

The Disease Specialist: Black Manjushri Practice Has a Reputation for Successfully Helping Victims of the Most Dangerous Diseases, Including Cancer, Heart Disease and Aids

Zasep Rinpoche is spiritual director of these meditation centres:


Gaden for the West Meditation Centres

Australia

  • Vajra Ling, Uralla, N.S.W.
  • Losang Gyalwa Mandala, Sydney, N.S.W.
  • Tenzing Ling Centre, Quamaa, N.S.W.
  • Dorje Ling Retreat Centre, Lorina Valley, Tasmania

Canada

United States

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