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Buddhist teacher to visit retreat center in Leggett
The Times-Standard, Aug 1, 2015
Leggett, California (USA) -- The spiritual leader of the Gomde Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center in Leggett will make his annual visit this month and will offer three programs from Aug. 12 to 19.
<< Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, above, the spiritual leader of the Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center in Leggett, will make his annual teaching trip to the center in mid-August and will offer three programs. COURTESY OF CHÖKYI NYIMA RINPOCHE
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is a realized meditation master and a renowned teacher of the Nyingma and Kagyu Lineages of Buddhism. He is the spiritual leader of Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center in Leggett. The eldest son of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, who selected the land in Leggett for his California center, Chökyi Nyima was born in Eastern Tibet in 1951.
As abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling Monastery in Nepal, he spends much of the year in Kathmandu, but travels regularly to teach his students around the world.
Rinpoche returns to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde in Leggett each August. This year he will offer three programs: From Aug. 12 to 14, he will present “Opening the Door to Buddhist Practice,” an introductory program about the Buddhist path. On Aug. 15, Rinpoche will preside over the Ocean of Amrita Puja, a one-day ritual celebration, and from Aug. 16 to 19 he will offer “Key Points of Vajrayana Practice” to his advanced students.
Following major earthquakes in Nepal this spring, Rinpoche is also leading a fundraising effort for relief and reconstruction. Those who wish to support the rebuilding of the Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling Monastery can visit www.shedrubfund.org to make a donation.