Lama Jinpa Tharchin will return to St. Louis to offer an essential teaching on Practicing in Times of Adversity two weeks from today at 7PM on Tuesday, December 18th at the Healing Arts Center.
Lama Jinpa Tharchin
~Practicing in Times of Adversity~
7PM Tuesday December 18th
The Healing Arts Center Mandala Room
All are welcomed!
$25 Suggested Donation
(Those with financial hardship are welcomed
to donate according to ability.)
During times of stress, conflict, or confusion in our lives, when we face crisis or difficulty, many of us are often tempted to abandon our Dharma practice. Yet the challenges we face living in an imperfect world can also be our best opportunities for personal transformation and awakening. Lama Jinpa will illuminate how and why our Dharma practice matters, and how especially beneficial it is for us to engage in our practice when we feel discouraged, face difficult emotions, or lack motivation. This should be a truly meaningful evening for us all.
Lama Jinpa Tharchin, also known as Bill Voigt, spent his early years in Overland and University City in the St. Louis area. After pursuing his interest in writing, studying at University of Michigan and Naropa Institute, he entered the traditional 3 year retreat under his Root Guru, His Emminence Kalu Rinpoche, Lama Lodu Rinpoche, and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Lama Lodu Rinpoche subsequently appointed him as resident teacher at the Bodhisattva Institute in Tuscon, AZ where he resided for several years. Lama Jinpa recently retired from a vocation as a competitive swimming coach at the renown Nadadores Swim Club in Mission Viejo, CA, where he trained Olympian swimmers.
Lama Jinpa is a deeply devoted and accomplished Lama who exemplifies our Kagyu lineage's emphasis on meditation practice and using daily life as the path to awakening. We’ve been fortunate to have Lama Jinpa visit our sangha over the past few years and are extremely grateful that Lama Jinpa is returning to be with us again this year.