Explore Tibetan Buddhist philosophy with Lama Lakshey

Napa Valley Register, Dec 2, 2013

Napa County, California (USA) -- Lama Lakshey Zangpo Rinpoche will visit Napa on Dec. 13 from 6-8 p.m. and Dec. 14 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. to give teachings from the classic “The Words of My Perfect Teacher,” by Patrul Rinpoche.

The work is a practical guide to inner transformation that introduces the fundamental spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Lama Lakshey will discuss the most basic and profound aspects for being a Buddhist practitioner.

He was born in eastern Tibet and is spiritual director for the Tsinta Mani Choling Center in Spokane, Wash. He also teaches Eastern philosophy at Spokane Falls Community College. His training in Buddhism began at a young age in Tibet.

In addition to teaching Buddhist philosophy, he is also dedicated to educating orphans and impoverished children in Tibet.

He helped establish the Joru Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the Sengdruk Taktse School for Tibetan orphans and underprivileged children.

At the school, nearly 300 boys and girls receive year-round education, care and housing. Lama Lakshey served as the vice principal at the school for many years before coming to the U.S. in 2007.

Lama Lakshey’s visit is sponsored by the Center for Tibetan Qigong-Napa Valley, Rabobank, 700 Trancas St., Napa.

Pre-register by email at info@tibetanqigongnv.org or call 707-224-5613.

Suggested donations are $20 for Friday’s teaching and $25 for each Saturday teaching, or $60 for all three events if you pre-register.