We are thrilled to tell you that Yangsi Rinpoche, a highly regarded master and teacher, has agreed to visit Bath as part of his European tour. This will be one of only two events in the UK, so it is a real honour. This is likely to be a popular event, so please book your tickets in advance. He will be leading two sessions on the topic. We strongly suggest that you attend both sessions. Please arrive early for each session so that we are ready to begin as Rinpoche arrives – it is also a sign of respect. He will be at Jamyang London on Saturday 29th June also.
Rinpoche was highly regarded by the late Lama Yeshe, who composed a special prayer for his long life. To whet your appetite, here is a brief biography of this very special teacher, taken from the Maitripa College website:
Yangsi Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of Geshe Ngawang Gendun, a renowned scholar and practitioner from Western Tibet, at the age of six. Rinpoche trained in the traditional monastic system for over 25 years, and practised as a monk until the age of 35.
In 1995 he graduated with the highest degree of Geshe Lharampa from Sera Je Monastery in South India. He then completed his studies at Gyume Tantric College, and, in 1998, having the particular wish to benefit Western students of the Buddhadharma, Rinpoche came to the West to teach and travel extensively throughout America and Europe.
Rinpoche served as a resident teacher at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Madison, Wisconsin for five years, and is currently the Spiritual Director of Ganden Shedrup Ling Buddhist Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Spiritual Director of Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, Washington.
He founded Maitripa College in 2005 in Portland, Oregon and is currently the president. Rinpoche is the author of Practicing the Path: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo, published in 2003 by Wisdom Publications.
When not in the classroom at Maitripa College, during academic year breaks and for special events, Yangsi Rinpoche travels widely, representing Maitripa College at conferences and giving teachings around the world.
If you would like to help with the organisation of this special event, please contact Lynne at email@example.com
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