Amitabha Buddhist Centre. There are a few other great masters who are coming but not convenient for me to reveal who at the moment.
If you are attending Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings for the first time, it is worthy to mention that Rinpoche is a very unique teacher who does not adhere to timings or the text. Rinpoche is well known for teaching long hours into the night. I have attended his teachings and initiations, and the longest I have ever sat in one session was probably 16 hours (from 7pm over night to the next morning 11am!). Rinpoche is very meticulous and he teaches what is karmically beneficial for his audience. Do you know that my guru never sleep? He is always in meditation or teaching or giving advice to those who needs him. He can easily teach 6-10 hours continously without leaving his throne seat for a break, while us students probably need to take 3-4 breaks in between. That is why I have immense respect for my precious guru.
|Rinpoche with a rainbow in Portland, United States|
3 Feb 2011, 10am - CNY Blessing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
5,6 Feb 2011, 7.30pm - Medicine Buddha Initiation
8,9,10,12 Feb 2011 - Commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga
13 Feb 2011, 9.30am - Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche
14 Feb 2011, 7.30pm - Namgyalma Initiation
For the detailed explanation of each teaching/initiation, click here.
I can't wait to see you in one month's time, Rinpoche! The countdown begins!