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Weekend Teaching Program
August 20 - 22, 2010

This program takes place at the Longhouse on the University of British Columbia campus (click here for campus map):

Friday, August 20
  7 pm - 9 pm Matthieu Ricard on the life of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Screening of the Shechen film, Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Click here for more information including a link to watch the movie trailer.

Saturday, August 21
  10 am - 12 pm

2 pm - 4 pm
Talk/teaching by Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche.

"Guru Yoga" by Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.

Sunday, August 22
  10 am
Empowerment by Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche:
Rangjung Padma'i Nyingthig,
(Spontaneously Occurring Heart Essence of Padma),
the practice of all three roots ~ guru, yidam and dakini ~
in one self-same mandala all together.
  2:30 pm Feast Ceremony

Seats in the Longhouse have sold out. 50 new seats are now available in the hall with the Sacred Relics exhibit, the Liu Institute at UBC, a five-minute walk from the Longhouse. (Click here for campus map.) The Friday evening and Saturday teachings will be live video streamed to the Sacred Relics hall. On Sunday, participants will be accommodated in the main hall for the Empowerment and Feast Offering.

Fee for Weekend Program, live-streamed to the Liu Institute: $150.
Admits one to the Friday evening and Saturday teachings via live video streaming, plus the Empowerment and Feast Offering on Sunday.

To register, click the “Register” button at left. There are no day or individual event registrations.

Receipts are emailed at the time of registration. No tickets will be mailed. Tickets will be issued upon arrival.

Life Release Ceremony and Boat Tour of Vancouver Harbour
Monday, August 23, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Accompany Yangsi Rinpoche on a boat tour of the coastal waters surrounding Vancouver. At Yangsi Rinpoche’s request, crabs will be released into an area carefully selected as a natural habitat. The proceeds of this fundraising event will be donated to the Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship – Shechen.

Life Release Ceremony and Boat Tour of Vancouver Harbour Fee: $125
A light lunch will be served.

The Life Release boat departs from Coal Harbour, which is at the foot of
Denman Street, adjacent to downtown Vancouver.

To register, click the “Register” button at left.

life release ceremony boat

Children’s and Young People’s Blessing
Saturday, August 21 4:00 pm Longhouse

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche has expressed strong interest in meeting the next generation of Buddhist practitioners. These free blessings offer an extraordinary opportunity for your child or teen to make a connection to Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche.

Exhibit of Sacred Relics
Friday, August 20 - Sunday August 22

The Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC
6476 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver
Friday Aug 20 2 - 5 pm
Saturday Aug 21 4 - 8pm
Sunday Aug 22 9:30 - 6pm

Please join us for a rare glimpse of this collection of sacred relics of masters of Tibetan Buddhism from the treasury of Shechen Monastery in Nepal on display at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC, for 3 days. This extraordinary travelling collection includes the sacred personal belongings, sacred and everyday objects of Buddha Shakyamuni, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and other important teachers who attained the highest stages of realization, including Naropa, Mipham Rinpoche, Milarepa, Marpa, Jigme Lingpa, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, Longchenpa and many others ... read more