Lama Tsultrim Yeshe Visit February 2nd-6th

Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville is happy to welcome back Lama Tsultrim Yeshe the first weekend in February. Lama Yeshe’s kind mid-west demeanor and gracious presentation of dharma teachings are sure to bring benefit to our daily lives and practice. 


Using Life’s Manure For Spiritual Growth

February 2nd, Friday Night 7:00-8:30pm

We can face many difficult situations as we go through life. No matter how hard we try to avoid problems and pain they still are present in our lives. Rather than trying to get away from or being controlled by painful past experiences, this program will show you how to use difficult, even traumatic, experiences to grow and develop. The program covers trauma, anger, self-loathing, and depression. Just as a flower transforms manure into a blossom, you can learn, through love and nurturing, to grow, be happier and be more content. The techniques are forgiveness, love, compassion, mindfulness, and understanding. Participants will learn methods they can apply to their daily lives when they return home.

TEACHING: Emotional Healing Weekend Workshop

February 3rd-4th, Saturday and Sunday

10:00am-Noon and 2:00p-4:00pm

Sometimes it seems like difficulties and painful emotions follow us around like our shadow, but it doesn’t have to be this way. While difficulties in life are unavoidable, suffering is optional. This program will explore why some emotions leave us wounded and how to encourage emotions that heal and lead to happiness. We will also explore themes of past trauma, negative childhood experiences, grief, self-compassion, and resiliency.

Refuge Ceremony February 3rd, Saturday 7:00-8:00pm

Lama Yeshe will bestow the Vow of Refuge to those wishing to start the Buddhist path. Those who would like to receive Refuge for the first time are asked to arrive at 6:30pm for brief instruction. PLEASE NOTE: Refuge will only be for in person attendance.

Location: KTC JAX 4168 Herschel Street


Public Talk

$10 suggested donation

Weekend Teaching

$25 per session ($20 members) for single session

$100 non-members/$80 members for entire weekend

PLEASE NOTE: KTC Jax brings authentic Buddhist teachers to the Jacksonville area year-round for programs and retreats. Suggested donations are requested to offset the costs associated with holding these special events. We always greatly appreciate your generosity but no one has ever been turned away because they couldn’t make a donation. We want as many people as possible to attend. Volunteer Scholarships are also available for those interested. Please let us know!

Participants can register in person at KTC Jacksonville or with the following links:

In Person

Buddhism Basic’s- The Wheel of Life February 6th, Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm

Lama Yeshe will join us for a teaching on The Wheel of Life and Q&A on our regularly scheduled Buddhism Basics class. Practice in person or on zoom. Zoom link to attend:

Please consider assisting as a Meal or Teaching Sponsor and help us continue to bring great teachers to North Florida.

Gainesville KTC Losar Teaching with Lama Tsültrim Yeshe:

Bringing the Buddha’s Teachings into Daily Life

February 9 – Public dharma talk 7:00-8:30pm

February 10-11 – Weekend teachings 10am-4:00pm

Being a dharma practitioner is not contrary to being successful in your mundane life. The teachings show us how to navigate the stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness, and death with skill and wisdom. As we progress on the path through listening, contemplating, and applying the teachings, we find growing satisfaction, happiness, and harmony in our lives. The path leads to seeing our mundane life and our spiritual life as inseparable.

For more information visit

About Lama Tsultrim Yeshe:


Lama Tsultrim Yeshe (John Samuelson) has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1989. He completed the first three-year retreat at Karme Ling Under the direction of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche earning the title “Retreat Lama.” He took novice monk vows in 1994 from Tai Situ Rinpoche and fully ordained monastic vows in 2008 from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

Lama Yeshe is the resident Lama at the Hay River Karma Thegsum Choling located in Western Wisconsin. He travels throughout the country to other Buddhist centers to teach and lead retreats, as well as holistic learning centers like the Omega Institute.

He worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for 8 years as a prison Chaplain. He continues to do volunteer work in the prison teaching meditation, Buddhism and giving guidance. He has gained valuable experience working with inmates in a medium security prison. Many of them having difficult and abusive childhoods, anger management problems, and high levels of anxiety and stress.

Lama Yeshe has a BS degree in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma and did graduate work in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. He taught Sociology 4 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Scroll to top