Public Talk and Blessing: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

With H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, Spiritual Head of the Tibetan Bon Tradition

Sat., June 4, 2011, 3-5 PM, Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Proceeds benefit the children, monks and nuns at Menri Monastery, India.

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. After Wed. June 1 tickets will no longer be mailed but will be available at will call at the Mellon Institute.
  • At Kohli’s Indian Imports: 301 S Craig St., Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • At Snow Lion Imports: 201 S Craig St., Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Buy one or several tickets securely online (this option will be closed Sat. June 4 at 12pm).:

We all have the potential to become a Buddha. It is only through unconditional love and compassion that we can manifest and live this Buddha Nature. Following the talk, H.H. will offer individual blessings for healing, longevity and prosperity.

H.H. is the spiritual head of the Bon tradition, one of Tibet’s five main spiritual traditions, and the 33rd abbot of Menri Monastery in Himachal Pradesh, India. Originally based in Tibet since 1405 and re-established in India in 1967 by H.H., Menri is the main spiritual center of Bon offering higher philosophical studies and the Bon Geshe (doctor of philosophy) degree. The Redna Menling nunnery at Menri offers the same spiritual education opportunities to Bon nuns. Currently there are about 400 monks and nuns at Menri.

The Bon Children’s Welfare Center and Children’s Home at Menri provides education, shelter and basic healthcare to about 400 needy girls and boys. At Menri, the children are able to attend school and can undergo training as monks and nuns or receive an education that allows them to earn their livelihood and in turn support their community.

H.H. will also be with us for a special benefit dinner at 6:30 in India Garden, Monroeville. Read more…

From left: H.H. the Karmapa, H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, and H.H. Penor Rinpoche in joint prayer.

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