Weekend Teachings on the Yum Do (Heart Sutra)

Pittsburgh, PA with Geshe Tenzin Drukdak and Tempa Dukte Lama
Sat. March 17, 9:30am-5pm and Sun. March 18, 10am-1pm

Olmo Ling Bon Center, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Please note that Geshe Tenzin Drukdak will also give a public talk, “Introduction to Tibetan Medicine and Spiritual Practice in Present Day Tibet” on Friday March 16, 7-8:30pm. Suggested donation for the talk only: $10. Donations will benefit Geshe Drukdak’s projects in Tibet.

Join us for these special teachings on the Yum Do, the Heart Sutra. The Heart Sutra is the guide, practice and means to realizing the true nature of reality, which is the emptiness of the self and phenomena. The Heart Sutra is about accumulating the insight and wisdom that we need to attain complete Buddhahood and to manifest the ability to free others from suffering. It is called ‘Heart Sutra’ because it is the single heart aspect of the three Paths of Liberation taught by the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen. Geshe Tenzin Drukdak and Genye Tempa Dukte Lama will offer a detailed commentary on this unique and precious Sutra.

We are fortunate to host Geshe Tenzin Drukdak from Kham in Eastern Tibet. Geshe-la is a very knowledgeable and beloved Bon lama, doctor and healer who has studied Tibetan medicine from the age of 12 with teachers of Tibetan medicine including Darma Gyaltsen. Geshe-la received his Geshe degree from the Bon Dialectic School at Menri, India in 1994. Since 2001, Geshe-la has served as the Khenpo of the new Bon Dialectic School at Togden Monastery in Amdo, Tibet. Following H.H.’ vision, Geshe-la wants to operate this school in the same way as the Dialectic School at Menri with a 13-year course of study toward a Geshe degree. Geshe-la has worked extensively as an editor and is author of the book “Introduction of Yungdrung Bon for Newcomers” (in Tibetan, with translation into Chinese). He is currently working on a Zhang Zhung-Tibetan dictionary. Geshe-la teaches worldwide, in Tibet, China and the West, with a deep intention to benefit people of all backgrounds.

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama and the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center in Pittsburgh, PA, a Tibetan Bon Center affiliated with Menri Monastery, India. He is an artist, poet, and the author of The Intimate Mind and Inexhaustible Miracles. Tempa Lama trained in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of the Bon tradition. He has lived in the US since 2000 and teaches internationally, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing and happiness into their lives.

Registration Teaching costs (incl. the talk on Friday) through Sun. March 4: $108 (Olmo Ling members), $120 (non-members). From March 5: $125 (members), $137 (non-members). No one is turned away for lack of funds; please contact Trish at bon@olmoling.org or 412 904 1112 for a scholarship.

If you have questions, have difficulties registering or would like to register on the phone, please contact Trish at bon@olmoling.org or 412 904 1112.
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