Celebrated Tibetan Buddhist Teacher Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Presents Lectures on Meditation and the Four Immeasurables at IUP

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Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Co-Op College Lodge

Attendance Vouchers Available for Students


Friday, March 8            5:00 pm               Vegetarian Potluck at the College Lodge
6:30 pm               Public Talk:  Meditation - Key to Self-Awareness & Compassion

Saturday, March 9       10:30-12:00        Teaching Session 1:  The Four Immeasurables
3:30-5:00 pm      Teaching Session 2:  The Four Immeasurables

Sunday, March 10        10:30-12:00        Teaching Session 3:  The Four Immeasurables
                                         4:00-5:30 pm     Refuge Vow and Chenrezig Empowerment
                                                                      (Refuge required for the empowerment)

All events will take place at the Co-op College Lodge located at 239 College Lodge Road, Indiana PA 15701.

Tickets sold at door.  To pre-register contact
Talk:  $15 general admission or $10 for I-card holders and seniors

Teaching Sessions:  General admission - $15/session or $40 for all sessions
I-card holders or seniors - $10/session or $25 for all sessions
$15 for Refuge Vow and Chenrezig Empowerment Ceremonies

The Friday potluck is free and open to the public.  If you wish to attend

bring a vegetarian dish to share and rsvp to registration@indianacountyktc.org

one of the greatest living Tibetan masters today, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will visit IUP to present a series of lectures on techniques from Tibetan Buddhism that can be used in generating peace and compassion.  At the public talk on Friday evening, he will talk about meditation as a way to develop self-awareness and compassion.  In the sessions on Saturday and Sunday, he will provide an in-depth teaching on the Four Immeasurables of loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.  The weekend will end on Sunday afternoon with the Refuge Vow and Chenrezig Empowerment ceremonies.  Refuge is a first step on the Buddhist path to enlightenment.  The ceremony of the Chenrezig empowerment is given as a blessing and invokes Chenrezig who is the embodiment of limitless compassion.  (Refuge is a prerequisite for the empowerment.  For those interested in taking refuge, please contact

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche is currently the abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachackra (www.kagyu.org), one of the main Tibetan monasteries in the U.S.  Ordained as a monk at the age of twelve at Thrangu Monastery in eastern Tibet, he is one of the few Tibetan scholars that have received the highest levels of training in Tibetan Buddhism.  Due to the political situation in Tibet in the late 1950's, he fled his homeland in 1959 through the Himalayas to Bhutan and eventually India.  In the following years, he resided at monasteries in Bhutan and India where he provided teachings and support for Tibetan refugee communities.  In 1975 His Holiness the 16th Karmapa acknowledged Rinpoche's attainment with the title Choje Lama (Superior Dharma Master).  At the request of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Khenpo Rinpoche immigrated to the U.S. in 1976 to establish and guide the development of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra located near Woodstock, NY.  After more than forty years of teaching on Tibetan Buddhist topics, Khenpo Rinpoche has a prolific body of work published in Chinese and English, as well as dozens of teachings that have been published in Densal magazine and transcripts by KTD's Namse Bagdzo Bookstore.  At age 89, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche still maintains a rigorous international teaching schedule.  (For a more extensive biography and list of publications, please see www.kagyu.org/kagyulineage/teachers/tea15.php.)

Sponsored by IUP student organization Friends of Himalayan Buddhism (www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=52825), and Karma Thegsum Choling (KTC, indianacountyktc.org/) of Indiana (local Tibetan meditation center, indianacountyktc.org) and supported by the IUP Mindfulness Meditation Living and Learning Community (www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=133329).

For more information contact registration@indianacountyktc.org or call (724)349-9426.

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