Please note: Changes have been made to the weekend schedule!
The Relics will be made available as well for viewing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but there will be no Shine Meditation
Friday 12 August 2016 – Relics Exhibition and Choden Rinpoche’s Life. The precious Relics of Choden Rinpoche will be exhibited on Friday afternoon, 13.00 – 16.00.
More information about His Eminence Choden Rinponche, Geshe Gyalten’s teacher:
On Friday afternoon, Geshe Gyalten will give a talk about Choden Rinpoche’s life and how the Relics come about.
Weekend Course, Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 August 2016 – Introduction to Tantra:
Geshe Gyalten will give an introduction to the practice of Buddhist Tantra (also known as Vajrayana or Mantrayana), which is a swift path to enlightenment. . The course is suitable for both experienced and beginning practitioners for deepening their understanding of this extraordinary practice. Sunday will allow for an open question and answer session.
On the last session on Sunday evening, there will be an opportunity to do Tsok, which is a group often done on auspicious days and on full moon days. Tsok is closely related to tantric practice, and one can bring food items for the gathering, such as fruits, sweets, and other small items.
Weekend course program
Friday 12 August
13.00 – 14.30: Relics exhibition
14.30 – 16.00: About the Relics and Choden Rinpoche’s life
Saturday 13 August
12.00 – 15.00: Access to Relics Exhibition
15.00 – 16.15: Introduction to Tantra I
16.15 – 17.00: Question and Answer
Sunday 14 August
14.00 – 15.00: Introduction to Tantra II
15.00 – 15.30: Question and Answer
16.00 – 17.00: Tsok
Course fee: 550 SEK (650 SEK for non members)
Membership at Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism I Göteborg costs 250 SEK (can be paid with cash, or sent to the association’s Plusgiro 831 87 20-3)
Only Friday: 100 SEK (Pre-registration not required)
Inquiries and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course fee can be paid to the Association’s Plusgiro account 831 87 20-3, preferably latest a week before the course start.
For more information about the course: email@example.com
The talks will be given in English at the Föreningen för Tibetansk Buddhism i Göteborg,, located on Linnégatan 21 B, Gothenburg.
Biography of Geshe Gyalten
In 1990, His Eminence Choden Rinpoche gave him the ordination name of Gyalten Kunga and took him as a close personal student. Since then, Geshe-la has followed Rinpoche everywhere like a shadow follows the body. Under Rinpoche’s guidance and instruction, Geshe-la learned the five great classical treaties of Buddhist Philosophy: the Perfection of Wisdom, Middle Way, Logic and Reason, Treasury of Knowledge and Vinaya (monastic discipline) as well as Lam Rim, Mind Training and Tantra at Sera Monastery for 15 years.
Geshe-la received the Geshe Lharampa Degree (equivalent to a PhD in Buddhism) in 2005 and learned Tibetan Medicine. For 11 years, he has traveled with H E Choden Rinpoche around the world to assist Rinpoche and to share his extensive knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, Tibetan medicine and yoga.
He speaks Tibetan, Hindi, Chinese and English fluently. Geshe Gyalten has established several Dharma centers around the world including in the USA. The warmth of his smile has touched the hearts of thousands.