Compassionate Living in the Modern World -
With Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.
What does it mean to be a spiritual person in modern times?
How can we be flexible and courageous and explore life, in the face of the joys and difficulties it contains, whilst never losing touch with its deepest meaning?
During this weekend, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche – a renowned Tibetan Buddhist Teacher who has been living and teaching in the West for almost 30 years – will address these important questions with his usual wisdom, humour and great clarity.
Many people have remarked on how Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s teachings, while firmly rooted in the tradition of the great masters of the past, are very relevant for us today giving us the tools to help meet our modern challenges with an open and intelligent heart.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche is the author of four books: It’s Up to You, Light Comes Through, Uncommon Happiness, and The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to the Compassionate Life. Read more...
Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche
was born in the Northern Indian province of Himachel Pradesh to Tibetan parents and grew up in a monastic environment. Recognized as an incarnation of Jamgon Kongtrül Lodro Thaye, he received extensive training in all aspects of Buddhist doctrine. In particular he received the teachings of the Nyingma lineage from his root teacher, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Rinpoche also studied extensively under Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Nyöshul Khen Rinpoche and the great scholar Khenpo Rinchen.
In 1989 Rinpoche moved to the United States with his family and in 1990 began a five-year tenure as a professor of Buddhist philosophy at Naropa Institute. During that time Rinpoche founded Mangala Shri Bhuti, an organization established with the vision of furthering the wisdom and practice of the Nyingma and Khyen-Kong Chok-Sum lineages in the West.
Rinpoche is the author of four books - It’s Up to You: The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path. Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to our Natural Intelligence. Uncommon Happiness and The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to the Compassionate Life. He is also an avid painter in the abstract expressionist tradition. Rinpoche travels widely throughout the world teaching and furthering his own education.