Buddhist master will offer teaching in Ashland

Yreka's Asiskiyou Daily News, July 6, 2007

ASHLAND, Ore. (USA) -- On Saturday, July 28, Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche, the presiding Tibetan Buddhist master at Tashi Choling Temple, will offer a teaching from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Center at 87 Fourth Street in Ashland.

The topic of his discourse will be “Advice from the Kadampa Masters.” The suggested donation is $10 per session, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds, a recent press release stated. The entire community is invited to attend.

Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoch was born in 1924 near the Tibetan border with China and was recognized at the age of 7 to be a reincarnated master of the Dhomang Monastery in Tibet.

In his early life, he spent many years in retreat, and in 1959 during the Communist Chinese invasion, Gyaltrul Rinpoche fled Tibet for India. During his initial years of exile there, he served as an elected representative of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Requested by HH the Dalai Lama and HH Dudjom Rinpoche to immigrate west in order to spread the dharma, Gyaltrul Rinpoche came to America in 1972, and in 1980, he established Tashi Choling, his temple and center for study and practice in the Colestine Valley near Ashland.

Gyaltrul Rinpoche has been instrumental in founding Buddhist centers in several other locations in the United States and abroad, the release stated.

Gayltrul Rinpoche will also teach on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m to noon and from 3 to 5 p.m. at Tashi Choling Temple, 2001 Colestine Road in the Colestine Valley, 15 miles south of Ashland. For further information, call (541) 482-2856.