Lama Jinpa Tharchin will return for two weekends of teachings on Awakening Mind: The Seven Points of Mind Training August 23-25 and August 30-September 1!
The Mahayana Mind Training practices (Lojong) offer profound methods to generate and cultivate Bodhicitta, the heart-mind of awakening. Through developing the two wings of compassion and non-dual awareness, these practical methods involve using whatever arises in one's own experience to purify and transform the bewildered, dualistic mind into basic, enlightened intelligence. The teachings will emphasize freeing ourselves from the torture of ego-centered awareness and discovering our own true heart and mind, Bodhicitta itself. Lama Jinpa Tharchin
Friday August 23 7-9PM
Saturday August 24 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM
Sunday August 25 11AM Chenrezig Puja & possible afternoon session
Friday August 30 7-9PM
Saturday August 31 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM
Sunday September 1 11 AM Chenrezig Puja & possible afternoon session
The Healing Arts Center
10073 Manchester Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122
For those who wish to get a head start on this teaching, Lama Jinpa recommends the companion Mind Trainings text with commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul (trans. McLeod), The Great Path of Awakening: The Classic Guide to Lojong, A Tibetan Buddhist Practice for Cultivating the Heart of Compassion, published by Shambhala Classics. We will also have some copies available for purchase at the event.
$20 per session or $50 per full weekend*
All are welcomed.
*A donation in any amount is welcomed especially from those who may be experiencing financial hardship.
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 summer.