A Zoom Weekend Retreat
Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, Resident Lama
In today’s world of uncertainty and conflicting emotions, stability of the mind helps us to sustain a sense of inner calm and peace. With practice, we can learn to focus our attention in the stillness, silence, and spaciousness of being. Resting in awareness slows our breath and lowers our internal activation in response to outer events, a help in challenging times. This meditation has a serene and sustaining quality that is experienced in our core. The practitioner becomes, centered, alert, connected, and confident.
Ligmincha Texas invites you to join us in a peaceful zoom teaching retreat by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 2020, from 10am to 5pm, Central Daylight Time.
Zhiné, or Calm Abiding, is traditionally introduced after learning the preliminary practices of the Ngöndro, or the Foundational practices from the ancient Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud Cycle of Bön Tibetan teachings. This weekend, Geshe Denma will spend time with students explaining and strengthening the qualities of one-pointed focus and concentration. Join us to learn and welcome open awareness through the practice of Calm Abiding.
All are welcome.
We are sending everyone love, prayers, and healing energy through dedication to the welfare of all sentient beings.
“Inner peace is the most important thing for our own well-being.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The retreat will use Zoom. Prior to the retreat, you will need to download and install the Zoom client, if you have not already, by going to https://zoom.us/download
The retreat will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to registrants after the retreat is finished.
The retreat will be in English and will not have live translations.
- Please click the button below, which will take you to PayPal to complete payment.
Based on financial ability, registrants can choose the following options: $75, $100 and $125. Financial hardship should not prevent a practitioner from attending teachings. If none of the three payment options is appropriate for your situation, please pay whatever you wish buy typing that amount in the box that says “Other Amount”.
- After completing payment at PayPal, you will be given a link to register for the Zoom event. You must complete this Zoom registration prior to the day of the event.
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Geshe Denma Gyaltsen is the resident lama of Ligmincha Texas. He arrived in Houston in January 2016 to serve as Ligmincha Texas’s first resident lama.
Geshe Denma was born in northern Nepal. His father brought him to Menri Monastery, India, regarded as the mother Bon monastery in exile, in 1981 to begin his program of study toward the Geshe degree. He received all the Bon teachings, initiations and transmissions in sutra, tantra and dzogchen from His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin, and His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.
When he became a senior student, he was asked to teach philosophy to younger students. He successfully completed this degree program in 1996 and was awarded the Geshe certificate, which is considered equivalent to a Ph.D. in Bön Buddhist philosophy and religion.
Geshe Denma was an accomplished teacher and in 1998 was appointed, with the approval of the Tibetan government in exile, first abbot of Zhu Rishing Yungdrung Kundak-Ling Monastery, a Bon Monastery in Sikkim, India by His Holiness. He served two terms in this capacity until 2003. In addition, from the time he graduated until 2008, Geshe Denma also was active in assisting Geshe Nyima Dakpa with the Bon Children’s Home, which houses many children in Dolanji, India, providing them with food, healthcare and free education.