The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma


The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Dharma were taught by the Buddha Shakyamuni. They are reminders of the preciousness of our human birth, death and impermanence, the natural law of cause and effect called Karma, and the shortcomings of samsara.
With a solid understanding and practice of The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Dharma, we are able to develop a stable Dharma practice and understanding of the true nature of phenomena.
These fundamental teachings are beneficial to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike—a great opportunity to meditate and learn with others.
Lama Rabten (2)
Lama Rabten Tshering is the resident teacher and Spiritual Director of Nalandabodhi Canada. Under his father’s guidance, Lama Rabten’s dharma education started at a young age: learning music and memorizing Karma Kagyu tantras. He spent his early years at Rumtek Monastery, the principal seat of Gyalwang Karmapa in Sikkim, India, where he expanded his study and practice in the Tsurphu tradition—training in Vajrayana ritual (i.e. music, torma, memorizing tantras, dance, etc.) In 1992 Lama Rabten was appointed Disciplinary Master of Rumtek Monastery by Tai Situ Rinpoche and Goshir Gyaltsap Rinpoche, and carried out this responsibility for five years.
In 1997, Lama Rabten entered three-year retreat at Pullahari Retreat Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal. There he completed even more extensive training in meditation and tantra under the guidance of Drupon Khenpo Lodro Namgyal, Bokar Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.
To serve the Nalandabodhi community, Lama Rabten came to Canada in 2002 under the invitation of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. He currently teaches regularly at Maitrivana, Nalandabodhi Canada’s headquarters in Vancouver; and travels to Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax to teach and guide students in their meditation practices. He is a first-class calligrapher, offering both Tibetan calligraphy and language instruction. Lama Rabten is fluent in several languages, including Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Date:  Friday, 7:30pm-9:00pm, Saturday, 10:30am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 3:30pm & Sunday, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Location:  Nalandabodhi Boulder, 100 Arapaho Ave #6
Suggested Donation: $20 Friday night, $75 full weekend

Lama Rabten

Nalandabodhi Boulder - Odantapuri

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