Wangdrak Rinpoche, U.S.A. visit 2010

“This is such a genuinely worthwhile cause, that any help and cooperation would be greatly appreciated” – Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Peace, compassion, and respect for the earth are all called for in our modern times. A model of commitment to these values comes from remote Eastern Tibet where the 400 nuns of Gebchak Gonpa devote their entire lives in spiritual practice for the sake of all beings.

In his first visit to the West, Wangdrak Rinpoche, Abbot of Gebchak Gonpa, shares stories of these extraordinary Yoginis and the world’s need for enlightened women.

Gebchak Gonpa is largely unrivaled in the training of Buddhist women practitioners, upholding rigorous meditation and yoga practices within the Rimey, non-sectarian tradition. The compassion, dedication and wisdom of the nuns radiates as a beacon of hope and a force of change to the rest of the world.

Join us for this timely exploration of women’s spiritual gifts and the blessings of Gebchak’s Yoginis.

May 30, Sunday, 2pm-5pm – Seattle Dharma Punx, All Pilgrim’s Church – Colonial Room, 500 Broadway East, Capitol Hill, Seattle. Rinpoche’s first “stepping out” in the western world – talk, meditation, video, art raffle launch.

June 1, Tuesday, noon-1pm, University of Washington, Seattle, Guthrie Annex 3, Room 120, informal lunch-time talk hosted by the Addictive Behavior Research Unit, Department of Psychology.

June 2, Antioch University, Seattle WA.

June 3, Thursday, 7pm, East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle.

June 4, Friday, 7:30pm, Women of Wisdom Foundation, Greenwood Senior Center, Seattle. Talk – “The Female Body: Vehicle for Wisdom”.

June 7, private gathering, supported by Karma Thegsum Choling, Seattle.

June 11, Google headquarters, San Francisco. Lunch-time talk.

June 11, SF Urban Dharma (also known as Dharma Punx) 7:30 to 9:00pm at 2650 Fulton Street, San Fransisco, CA.

June 14, talk at Readers Books, Sonoma, CA.

June 15-20, private venues, Napa, CA.

June 21, Rigdzin Ling Chagdud Gonpa, Junction City, CA.

June 22, Lecture on the Nuns of Tibet, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Humbolt State University, Arcata, CA.

June 23, 7pm, Guru Rinpoche Tsok, buddhist gathering at Chagdud Gonpa Amrita, Edmonds, WA.

June 24, Thursday, 7pm, Kirkland home gathering, WA.

June 25, Friday, 6:30pm, Major Event at Nalanda West, teaching on “Yoginis and the Nature of Mind”, Seattle.

June 27, Camp Brotherhood, in partnership with Northwest Interfaith Community Outreach (NICO) and The Sound Essence Project, presents “Honoring the Human Spirit in Diverse Cultures  Traditions – Inspired the Nuns of Gebchak Gonpa, Tibet”. Mount Vernon, WA.

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