Wisdom, Emptiness, and Luminosity in Everyday Practice
A talk by Changling Rinpoche
We are very sorry to announce that Changling Rinpoche has had to cancel his entire North American teaching tour for this summer, including his talk for Ri-mé Society on the Heart Sutra. That talk had been rescheduled for August 7, but is now fully cancelled. Rinpoche has experienced a reoccurrence of an illness, which has left him unable to travel and teach at this time.
Rinpoche had been looking forward to his teaching tour to North America this summer, and his first visit to Boulder. He has expressed concern about the centers, hosts and participants, and all the work that has gone into preparing for this teaching tour.
He is committed to presenting these teachings, and the possibility of presenting them remotely is being evaluated. Or perhaps he can present them in the future in person. We will keep you informed about any such developments.
Meanwhile, we ask that you keep Rinpoche’s health and well-being in your practice and aspirations, with wishes that at some point in the not so distant future he will be fully recovered and able to visit us.
We will be refunding all those who have already purchased tickets to his talk on the Heart Sutra.
Changling Rinpoche is a close student and dharma heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He is the abbot and principal teacher at the Shechen Philosophical College (shedra) at Shechen Monastery in Nepal. As the abbot of the Shechen Shedra, he holds a post previously held in Tibet by such great lamas as Mipham Rinpoche, Shechen Gyaltsap and Khenpo Gangshar. Since 2005, Changling Rinpoche has also taught in Australia and North America. In Nova Scotia, Canada, Rinpoche taught extensively on the spiritual instructions of Khenpo Gangshar, as well as remarkable teachings on the Sadhana of Mahamudra. This is his first visit to Colorado.
At the age of ten, Rinpoche was recognized by His Holinesses Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Penor Rinpoche as the principal tülku (rebirth) of Changchub Ling Nyingma monastery in Central Tibet. He is a holder of the Rechung Kagyü lineage, based on the transmission of Milarepa’s disciple Rechungpa. Rinpoche is also a lineage holder of the Nyingma Northern Treasure (Jangter) tradition, based on the terma (mind treasure teachings) of Rigdzin Gödemchen (14th century).
With his vast experiential and scholarly knowledge of the Vajrayana, Changling Rinpoche is able to bring new depths and insights into one’s understanding and practice. Rinpoche teaches in English, has a delightful sense of humor, and enjoys engaging with the audience.