Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville is honored to announce that Lama Karma Drodhul will lead us in a weekend teaching September 21-23 titled “Path of Compassion: Bringing Our Love to Life.” Lama Karma is known for his strong devotion to the Buddhadharma, the infinite joy that he has, and his playful humor. This will be a special weekend that you don’t want to miss!
During the weekend seminar, Lama Karma will teach us further methods of meditation on compassion including altruism practice (“Sending and Receiving”) and the mantra practice of Chenrezig, Bodhisattva of Compassion. Through teaching, empowerment and blessings, Lama Karma will introduce us to our inner compassionate nature and help us actualize it in our everyday lives.
ABOUT LAMA KARMA: Lama Karma from Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery is Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s principle attendant and assistant. As a youth, Lama Karma excelled in all aspects of Dharma study and Thrangu Rinpoche sent him to the United States to deepen his understanding of the Dharma under the tutelage of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. In March 2004, Lama Karma completed his first, and in February 2008 his second, traditional three-year, three month retreat under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center. He is now one of the Drubpons(retreat masters) at Karme Ling and travels to centers throughout North America to teach. He is the author of “Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.”
Friday, September 21st 7 PM
Public Talk: “The Compassion of Daily Life”.
Our busy world doesn’t always give us time to slow down and really spend time with one another; loneliness and alienation can occur even when we are “connected” through our seemingly ever-present electronic tools and social media sites.
How can we reach across the gap and meet one another with kindness? By awakening our natural capacity for love and compassion. This talk introduces us to Buddhist teachings on compassion.
Location: Tehila’s 1250 S Mc Duff Ave
$5 Suggested Donation for Public Talk
Saturday, September 22nd
12pm-2pm: Lunch Break & Interviews
6:30pm: Refuge Ceremony
7pm: Chenrezik Empowerment (Refuge required)
Location: KTC JAX
Sunday, September 23rd
12pm-3pm: Lunch Break & Interviews
3pm-5pm: Teaching & Closing Remarks
Location: KTC JAX
SUGGESTED DONATIONS/TEACHING FEES:
$25 per session or for only Empowerment
$80 non-members/$72 members for entire weekend(including Empowerment)
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!