His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was born in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, in 1985. In 1987, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnation of His Holiness the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche (1903 – 1983), who was the most Senior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

The 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was His Holiness’ main teacher and spiritual advisor throughout his lifetime, and accompanied His Holiness when he fled into exile from Tibet in 1959. His Holiness refers to him as “my Root Guru”. He was also the 97th Gaden Throne Holder - the supreme head of the Gelugpa tradition, which is the largest tradition in Tibetan Buddhism.

Beginning with Charka the Arhat Udhay during the time of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha, twenty previous incarnations of H.H. the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche have been identified, including Tutors to His Holiness the 6th, 11th and 13th Dalai Lamas; the 48th and 75th Gaden Throne Holders; as well as kings, yogis, scholars, and lay adepts prominent in the spiritual histories of India and Tibet.

H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche has completed all five Geshe Studies subjects (Logic, Perfection of Wisdom, Middle Way, Higher Knowledge, and Monastic Discipline) and was awarded His Geshe Degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in South India, in November 2016. H.E. 7th Ling Rinpoche has also recently completed a year of further studies at Gyuto Tantric College in Dharamsala. His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues to closely guide Him.

H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche has traveled to teach in many countries including in Asia and Europe, Australia, Canada, The United States & Israel, as well as in many Tibetan settlements throughout India, Nepal and the Himalayan regions.

The Capital Area Tibetan Association is honored to welcome
HIS EMINENCE THE 7TH KYABJE YONGZIN LING RINPOCHE
on his first official visit to the Washington, DC area.

Please join us for a blessed weekend as he bestows the

  • White Tara Long Life Empowerment (August 24th) - His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche will impart the White Tara Long Live empowerment. White Tara is a female Buddha of compassion. Her practice is said to help increase one's lifespan, merit, and wisdom. 

    One traditionally takes such an empowerment with the wish to live long out of the wish to continue working compassionately to benefit others and to progress along the path to enlightenment.

    Mani Loong: The Mani mantra oral transmission

    "Om Mani Padme Hum" is the mantra that's most recited in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It's the mantra of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and reciting it is said to increase one's compassion and to bring one closer to him. 

    One can recite this mantra as part of meditation on compassion, to purify one's karma, to benefit oneself or to bless others. 

    In general, "mani" means "jewel" and symbolizes compassion and method aspects of the path, while "pamde" means "lotus" and symbolizes wisdom. The mantra has many levels of meaning, one of which is to travel or embody a path of inseparable compassionate method and profound wisdom. 

    Receiving the loong (oral transmission) of this mantra from Ling Rinpoche blesses you and makes your recitation of it more powerful.
     

  • The Amitabha Initiation (August 25th) - Amitabha Buddha (whose name is often translated as the Buddha of Limitless Light) is associated with his pure land of Sukhavati--the Land of Bliss). In Mahayana Buddhist traditions, many practitioners pray to Amitabha to be reborn in Sukhavati themselves and also pray for their loved ones who've passed to be reborn there. Amitabha is also known as the celestial guru of Avalokitesvara and Tara, the male and female buddhas of compassion. 

    Amitabha practice is also sometimes said to help one
    to transform desire into wisdom of discernment. By participating in this empowerment, one gains a connection with Amitabha Buddha and a blessing to engage in the practices that bring such benefits.

    There is English translation with simultaneous translations in Vietnamese and Mongolian. 

     

    Mani Loong: The Mani mantra oral transmission

    "Om Mani Padme Hum" is the mantra that's most recited in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It's the mantra of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and reciting it is said to increase one's compassion and to bring one closer to him. 

    One can recite this mantra as part of meditation on compassion, to purify one's karma, to benefit oneself or to bless others. 

    In general, "mani" means "jewel" and symbolizes compassion and method aspects of the path, while "pamde" means "lotus" and symbolizes wisdom. The mantra has many levels of meaning, one of which is to travel or embody a path of inseparable compassionate method and profound wisdom. 

    Receiving the loong (oral transmission) of this mantra from Ling Rinpoche blesses you and makes your recitation of it more powerful.
     

 

DATES: August 24th & 25th, 2019

 

TICKET OPTIONS:

BUNDLE TICKET AVAILABLE FOR TWO DAYS: $50.00 ($10.00 DISCOUNT) - This bundle ticket includes admission to the TIPA performance on the evening of August 25th

Or buy individually:

-------------------- DAY ONE ---------------------

SCHEDULE: August 24: $25.00 (Entrance fee plus vegetarian lunch)

9:00am -12:00pm .
HE Ling Rinpoche bestows the White Tara Long Life Empowerment and Mani mantra oral transmission. Program concludes with a special audience with Rinpoche.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Vegetarian lunch including 1 beverage

 

-------------------- DAY TWO ---------------------

SCHEDULE: August 25: $25.00 (Entrance fee plus vegetarian lunch)

9:00am - 12:00pm
HE Ling Rinpoche bestows the Amitabha Buddha initiation andd Mani mantra oral transmission. Program concludes with a special audience with Rinpoche.

12:00pm - 2:00pm - Vegetarian lunch including 1 beverage 

2:30pm - 4:00pm: FREE EVENT - NO TICKETS REQUIRED
Four Interreligious Prayers and Four Dialogue Presentations on “Perspectives on Spirituality and Healing” followed by Q and A with Panel.


SPECIAL EVENING EVENT: Separate tickets required

SCHEDULE: August 25: Evening $10.00

4:30PM - 6:00PM: Tibetan Cultural show by former members of the prestigious Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA, plus Mongolian and Vietnamese cultural shows)

  རྒྱལ་སའི་མངའ་ཁུལ་བོད་རིགས་སྤྱི་མཐུན་ཚོགས་པ།

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