Upcoming visits of Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, Dupsing Rinpoche and Drubpon Tsering Rinpoche to Vienna

Presently, a lot of work is going on as I am preparing my presentation for the upcoming workshop "Translating and Transferring Buddhist Literature - From Theory to Practice" next week about which I reported some time ago on this blog. Even though I therefore can't offer you any new post, I would still like to inform about a few wonderful upcoming events in Vienna:

- Dupsing Rinpoche, retreat master of the Karma Kagyu tradition, May 27th 2014 

- Exceptional visit of Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, head of the Drikung Kagyu tradition, May 29th 2014.

- Drubpon Tsering Rinpoche, retreat master of the Drikung Kagyu tradition, June 7th-9th 2014.

Dupsing Rinpoche in Vienna, May 27th 2014

Flyer for a public talk by Dupsing Rinpoche on the Purpose of Life
The experienced Buddhist master Dupsing Rinpoche will give a public talk about the "Purpose of Life in Buddhism" at the Federal Institute for the Blind (Bundes-Blindenerziehungsinstitut, BBI). Rinpoche is a reincarnate Lama of the Karma Kagyu tradition and received a thorough traditional Tibetan Buddhist education. Following extensive studies in Buddhist philosophy, Rinpoche earned a degree in Theology from the University of Cambridge. Later on, he also underwent a traditional retreat of three years and three months.

The talk begins at 7 p.m. Venue: BBI, 1020 Vienna, Wittelsbachstraße 5

Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche in Vienna, May 29th 2014

On May 29th, 2014, H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, 37th throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu tradition, will visit Vienna together with H.E. Nubpa Rinpoche and Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen. During his short stay, H.H.will offer the following two teachings:

- Teachings on the Heart Sutra, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Drikung Gompa, 1010 Vienna, Fleischmarkt 16, first floor

- Lecture "Tibet - History and Buddhism from a Tibetan perspective", 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Urania, Mittlerer Saal, 1010 Vienna , Uraniastraße 1. During this talk, H.H. will introduce the longstanding work on his book „History of the Tibetan Empire“. A short introduction will be delivered by Gerhard Weißgrab, president of the Austrian Buddhist Society. 

Advance reservation required - Further details are available here.

Drubpon Tsering Rinpoche in Vienna, June 7-9 2014
Drubpon Tsering Rinpoche, Vienna
Drubpon Tsering Rinpoche, Vienna
As I already anounced in a recent post, Drubpon Tsering Rinpoche will return already in June to continue teaching at the Viennese meditation group Samaya. The short course will start out with a public talk on Saturday evening about "Ways to Achieve Health and Happiness". The following program on Sunday will then cover instructions, empowerment and the practice of Medicine Buddha.

  • Saturday 7.6 2014, Public talk on "Ways to Achieve Health and Happiness", 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

  • Sunday, 8.6 2014, Medicine Buddha (refuge, empowerment and instructions), 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
    Medicine Buddha (instructions and group practice)

  • Monday 7:30 p.m. group practice session (Shamatha, White Tara and Medicine Buddha)
Venue: Seminarzentrum zeiTraum, 1070 Wien, Bandgasse 34/29c, second courtyard (!), first floor.
Further details here.

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