E-Vam Institute offers programs to commemorate first anniversary of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s passing

In just over a month, the E-Vam Institute will commemorate the passing of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche. As Traleg Khandro, E-Vam’s director, writes in a communique to the community:

“Our beloved teacher Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche passed away at 12:10 am on 24 July 2012. Traleg Rinpoche was one of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time. His remarkable command of the English language, his profound understanding of the essence of Buddha’s teachings, and his remarkable ability for clear and precise communication meant that inner transformation could be experienced by the student at every moment when listening to Rinpoche speak.”

E-Vam will offer a weekend course and other commemorative practice activities from July 20 to 26. Click through below for details, as well as links to Rinpoche’s many teachings in the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines.

E-Vam will offer The Practice of Mahamudra Meditation,” a weekend course led by Sam Bercholz in commemoration of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, on July 20 and 21. Other commemoration activities, including chanting, video teachings, and more, will be offered that week. Details follow below.

Commemoration Week Schedule

Venue:  E-Vam Institute — 171 Water Street, Chatham, Upstate New York

Dates: Monday July 22 – Friday July 26

Puja Chanting
Dates: July 22 – July 26
Time: 6:30 pm – 7 pm
We will be practicing Chenrezig and Calling the Guru from Afar alternately.

Vajrasattva Tsog 
Dates: July 23 & July 24
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Video and Audio Teachings by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
Mahamudra Meditation — Purity of Mind

Dates: July 22 – July 26
Time: 7 pm

Tea and cake will be served after the teachings.

Accommodation for the week is available on site. Please reserve a room in advance. The Shrine Room will be open daily from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 6 pm for quiet prayers and meditation.

Venue:  Manhattan – 1455 Lexington Ave, #2B, New York, NY

Date: July 23 & 24

Puja Chanting — Chenrezig
Time: 7 pm – 7:30 pm

Advice from Traleg Khandro
For those that cannot attend the commemoration events at E-Vam, Traleg Khandro advises practicing Chenrezig and Calling the Guru from Afar, along with the Swift Return Prayers for Traleg Rinpoche, for the week of July 22 – 26.
Please contact the E-Vam New York office for further details.

Inquiries and Registration
Phone: (518) 392-6900
Email: office@evam.org
Web: www.evam.org

As noted above, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s work has appeared in the Buddhadharma and Shambhala Sun magazines numerous times; here’s a selection:

  • First, the Bad News — a look at Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s unique teaching style
  • Emptiness/Buddhanature — on the debate over which is the final principle of enlightenment
  • Not Bound by Time and Space — a tribute to the late Thinley Norbu
  • Suffering: The Journey Starts Here — Traleg Rinpoche, Glenn Wallis, and Phillip Moffitt explain why anxiety and dissatisfaction are the means by which we can truly begin the practice of inner transformation.
  • Training the Mind to Transform Adversity into Awakening – Buddhism’s mind-training slogans help us work with all the challenges of life, from the upheavals of our own emotions to the inevitable losses and disappointments of this imperfect world. Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche explains how obstacles can be brought to the spiritual path and become opportunities for awakening.
  • Seek a Spiritual Ground — A teaching by Traleg Rinpoche, from our “Fear and Fearlessness: What the Buddhists Teach” program, presented in conjunction with the Omega Institute.
  • Depression’s Truth — We are normally charmed by the world, under the spell of samsaric entertainment. But it’s when we’re depressed, says the Venerable Traleg Rinpoche, that we can see through that.
  • Taming the Mind, Transforming Ourselves — Traleg Rinpoche describes the techniques of Buddhist meditation. Taming and transforming our wild passions involves the meditation of paying attention to the body and paying attention to our thoughts.
  • Aim High but Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself — Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s advice to Western practitioners.