We are delighted to invite you all to join our celebration for the 850th anniversary of the Martsang Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism and the opening ceremony of the Martsang Kagyu London Centre at on Sunday 19th June.
This will be a great opportunity to both study with Rinpoche and learn the Lam Rim teachings specific to the Martsang Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism what it has 850 years history. The teachings and meditations are based on the Mahayana and Kadampa tradition of Buddhism, the course will also include both Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110-1170) and the founder of Martsang Kagyu; Choje Marpa Sherab Yeshe’s (1134-1203) practice experiences.
The Lam Rim course will take around two years to complete, and will cover key knowledge of Buddhism teachings what includes Buddhist logic and philosophy. The MK Lamrim course reach a depth of understanding Buddhist logic and effect our lives. The step-by-step teachings on Shamatha meditation, mindfulness and other meditation practices are also included. Students completing the course will have accomplished a complete understanding of Buddhism from beginner to advanced level.
From the perspective view, the MK Lamrim is the foundation of the Vajrayana practice of the Martsang Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism. It is the entre door to practice the vajrayana of the Martsang Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism lineage after completing the MK Lamrim and get a certification from H.H. Gangri Karma Rinpoche. The vajrayana of the Martsang Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism lineage includes the six Dharmas of Naropa, Chakrasamvara, Guhyasamaja and Hevajra, which are from the Kagyu lineage that was transmitted through Marpa, Milarepa, Rechungpa, and Phagmo Drupa. Then doing a retreat.
To transcend the suffering of death, keep these three principles: never seek death, never fear death, and never wait for death to come.
The experiences of birth, aging, sickness and death are not a religious tenet but something that all beings encounter. Death and dying provide a meeting point between the Tibetan Buddhist and modern scientific traditions. They both have a great deal to contribute to each other on the level of understanding and practical benefit.
The concept of Tibetan Buddhism Living and Dying is usually named “Bardo” and was introduced by Shakyamuni Buddha 2500 years ago. It is a Tibetan word meaning an intermediate state between death and rebirth. After death and before one's next birth, one's consciousness is not connected with a physical body, and so experiences a variety of phenomena which include the Six Bardos: "The first bardo begins when we take birth and endures as long as we live. The second is the bardo of dreams. The third is the bardo of concentration or meditation. The fourth occurs at the moment of death. The fifth is known as the bardo of the luminosity of the true nature. The sixth is called the bardo of transmigration or karmic becoming. The course teachings offer a more accessible and psychological account of experiences in the bardo, rather than the overly detailed descriptions of the successive deities of the bardo known traditionally. The six stages of rebirth will be clearly explained so a deep and insightful understanding of bardo is realised.
Benefits of the course
We are pleased to announce the launch of our trilingual (Tibetan, Chinese and English) website that took place in Dharamshala, India, on December 26, 2014. The new website, martsangkagyuofficial.org was opened by Mr Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. Other guests included Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Geshe Monlam Tharchin, a member of the Tibetan Parliament.
The news reported by "The Tibet Post International" is following details as below:
"Dharamshala: - The Martsang Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism has launched a trilingual (Tibetan, Chinese and English) website that provides an insight into Tibetan society and focuses on the preservation of the rich traditions and culture of Tibetan Buddhism.
The new website, martsangkagyuofficial.org, has been opened by Mr Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile at a ceremony held in Dharamshala, India, on December 26, 2014.
The course is a form of moving meditation, based on a sequence of gentle stretching movements and different mental exercises that work with our chi to improve mental and physical health, bringing balance to our busy lives.
There will be two, Three-hour sessions.
Start Date: Saturday June 13th, 2015. & July 4th, 2015
Time: 9am to 12pm
Venue: Brighton Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AF.
(Please note: The new course will only commence when the minimum number of people in the group is met.)
* Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for meditation practice.
Refund and cancellation policy:
Full refunds are available for cancellations, providing notice is given at least 14 days prior to course commencement. Unfortunately cancellations requested after this time are not refundable.
On the 26th February, Drogon Gangri Karma Rinpoche is holding an event to celebrate the Tibetan New Year, inform people about his new London-based school and join in a meditation session.
Location: Bridewell Room, St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ
Date: Thursday, 26th February 2015 Time: 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m. start – 8.00 p.m.
Details: Recognized as the reincarnation of the eleventh Gangri Karma Rinpoche (1910-1960) by H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the twelfth Gangri Karma Rinpoche is an exceptional Buddhist scholar and Dharma practitioner and the present lineage holder of the Martsang Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The lineage has a history of 848 years and Rinpoche has extensively studied the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche is hosting an introductory evening of meditation, mindfulness and Tibetan culture. The event offers a taste of Tibetan music and food as well as a meditation session led by Rinpoche.