The Terrifyingly Compassionate Gamester

the rôle of the Vajra Master

One-day event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen

November 25th 10.30am to 5.30pm
Ja'ying Takmo Ling
Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK
The vajra master—described by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche as ‘the Dangerous Friend’—is the heart of Vajrayana. Yet the vajra master is the aspect of Vajrayana most misunderstood in the West. It is therefore crucial to comprehend the rôle of the vajra master accurately. It is also vital to understand the means by which one chooses—and is chosen by—such a teacher.
This day of teaching is suitable for anyone seeking to enter the stream of Vajrayana. Participants are not particularly expected to seek Aro gTér Lamas as their vajra masters. Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen will provide the necessary information to make mature and inspired choices in respect of any Lama of any school.
‘The Lama is the ecstatic, wild, and gentle figure who short-circuits the neat and tidy wiring of your systems of self-referencing. The Lama is the only person in your life who cannot be manipulated. The Lama is the invasion of unpredictability you allow into your life, to enable you to cut through the convolutions of interminable psychological and emotional processes. The Lama is the terrifyingly compassionate gamester who reshuffles the deck of your carefully arranged rationale.’ Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen


£32 or £16 for voucher holders.
Concessions available.

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