Gelek Rimpoche at the Garrison Institute
Gelek Rimpoche: Heart Sutra - The Freedom of Understanding Reality As It Is
May 25 - 28 at the Garrison Institute
Open to the public
The Heart Sutra, a succinct and profound scripture revealing reality's deepest truths for all to see, is one of Buddha's greatest gifts to humanity. By understanding Buddha's message of interdependence and inseparability, we are free to joyfully participate in life, energized by understanding and compassion for all we meet.
We invite you for an intimate weekend with Gelek Rimpoche as he walks us through this powerful text that promises to widen our perspective on ourselves, our experience, and the world we live in.
This weekend is open to all, with no previous background necessary; those who are new are especially welcome.
For more information or to register, please visit the Garrison Institute website.
A brief biography of Gelek Rimpoche:
Born in Lhasa, Tibet in 1939, Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche was recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of four. Among the last generation of lamas educated in Drepung Monastery before the Communist Chinese invasion of Tibet, Gelek Rimpoche was forced to flee to India in 1959. He later edited and printed over 170 volumes of rare Tibetan manuscripts that would have otherwise been lost to humanity. He was director of Tibet House in Delhi, India and a radio host at All India Radio. He conducted over 1000 interviews in compiling an oral history of the fall of Tibet.
In the late 1970's Rimpoche was directed to teach Western students by his teachers, the Senior and Junior Masters to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Since that time he has taught Buddhist practitioners around the world. In 1988, Rinpoche founded Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist Center. His Collected Works now include 40 transcripts of his teachings, numerous articles, as well as the national bestseller Good Life, Good Death (Riverhead Books 2001) and the Tara Box: Rituals for Protection and Healing from the Female Buddha (New World Library 2004).