Applying Buddhist Wisdom to Caring for Our Planet: Creating a More Responsible and Compassionate Society
with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche
September 27 - October 1, 2012
The needs of our society and our planet must be met with compassion and wisdom. This enriching retreat will offer practical applications of Buddhist wisdom and values toward creating a more responsible and compassionate society. Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche will also discuss Eco-Dharma, a holistic approach for developing ecological awareness and making environmental care fully part of our daily practice.
Video of Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche: The Safe Drinking Water Project
Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche brings running water to the Tibetan Settlement of Phuntsokling in Orissa, India and to the surrounding Indian Villages. Compliments of the Ripa Ladrang Foundation.
Karme Choling is honored to host Jigme Rinpoche’s first visit as a teacher. As the son of His Eminence Namkha Drimed, and the brother-in-law to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, he shares the same vision and aspirations as the Shambhala Community.
This retreat is open to the public and will begin 9/27 at 7:30 in the evening and finish 10/1 at 4pm.
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Full Program Fee: $359
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Discounted Program Fee: $295
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals but not accommodations.
It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.
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About Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche
Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche is the holder of two spiritual lineages, including both the Ripa Lineage into which he was born as well as the Pema Lingpa Lineage of Gyeling Orgyan Mindrolling monastery in the hidden land of Pemako, which he carries forward from his previous life, as tulku.
In addition to fulfilling his role as a spiritual teacher, Jigme Rinpoche began in September 1993 in Orissa, to fulfill his humanitarian role as a socially engaged Buddhist, a term he is happy to be known by, and which has become a central part of his life’s work. He founded the Pure Water Project, for which he received great admiration and a citation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile.
Jigme Rinpoche is known for his fluency in English and his lively, direct, fluid, humorous and down to earth teaching style. His clear and fresh outlook very quickly cuts through cultural and personal misperceptions about the Buddhadharma, East and West, ancient ways and modern life, and individual confusion. Jigme Rinpoche’s teachings focus on the themes of openness, and a clear perception of life in its immediacy, unadorned by interpretation and judgment.