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Mar 7

“Reflections on Mindfulness”

March 7, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

In the context of Tibetan Buddhism, the word mindfulness (drenpa) is explained as “not forgetting what to accept and reject.” Similarly, being aware of whatever we are doing is attentiveness (shezhin); and being careful with what we accept and reject is carefulness (bagyö).

Phakchok Rinpoche will speak and offer practical advice based on the iconic poem, “Mindfulness: The Mirror of the Mind,” by Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche (1932-1999), a revered meditation master, scholar, and poet. Khen Rinpoche, a principal lineage holder of the Rime (nonsectarian) movement of Tibetan Buddhism, had a profound impact on many of the current generation of Tibetan lamas and on the transmission of Buddhism to the West.

Phakchok Rinpoche, born in 1981, is one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyu Lineage and a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School. He is abbot of several monasteries in Nepal and Vajra Master of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling Monastery in Kathmandu. Rinpoche recently completed a curriculum of higher education at Dzongsar Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies in India. He teaches at dharma centers and universities around the world, and oversees humanitarian projects in South Asia as founder and director of the Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation.

Hosting OrganizationHarvard Buddhist Studies Initiative
Location – Andover Chapel, Andover Hall
Event linkHere
Contact info – Julie Barker Gillette, [email protected]


March 7, 2016
5:30 am - 7:00 pm


Andover Chapel, Andover Hall
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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