Drepung Loseling Institute, Atlanta
and
Turiya Foundation

Present . . .

White Tara

A Tibetan Buddhist Tantric Ceremony

with
Kyabje Denma Locho Rinpoche

Sunday, May 9, 2004

White Tara

Invoking the Blessings of Mother Tara to enhance health, peace, prosperity and longevity Tara, the Liberator Mother, is the embodiment of enlightened wisdom and compassion in feminine form, and one of the most important deities in the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Like a mother caring for her only child, Tara nurtures all living beings with her unconditional love and compassion. Her name literally means "One Who Saves," arising from her legendary commitment to liberate beings from all forms of fears and sufferings, as recounted in numerous tales.

In her white form, Tara embodies healing qualities, and is particularly connected to activities and blessings for bestowing health, peace, prosperity and longevity. In Tibetan communities, a healing initiation and meditation for this deity is one of the most sought-after forms of Tantric empowerment. Indeed, when the opportunity arises to receive Tantric empowerment from an extraordinarily high lama such as Kyabje Locho Rinpoche, a healing empowerment, such as White Tara, is more desired than any other.

Kyabje Denma Locho Rinpoche

Tibet's foremost Tantric master, Kyabje Denma Locho Rinpoche, was born in 1928 in Kham, Eastern Tibet, and was recognized at the age of six as the reincarnation of Khen Locho, a legendary master from the Denma region of Kham. Rinpoche entered Drepung Loseling Monastery in 1939 to study under many of the greatest masters alive at the time. After receiving his Geshe degree - which requires 20 years of study - at the age of 25, he attended Gyume Tantric College. Like his predecessor, the

legendary master Khen Locho, he exhibited exceptional skills of learning and practice, and soon achieved realization. With the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959 Rinpoche came into exile in India, where he works to preserve Tibet's ancient traditions. He divides his time between Dharamsala, where he guides and trains many great practitioners; the monasteries of South India, where he gives numerous initiations, transmissions and discourses; and travels abroad. He first visited the United States in 1978, when he was invited to teach at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

From 1986 to 1991 Rinpoche was requested by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to serve as abbot of Namgyal Dratsang, his personal monastery. Later, when His Holiness's senior guru Kyabje Ling Dorjechang passed away and his young reincarnation was discovered, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed Rinpoche as tutor to this most important lama child. Rinpoche is especially renowned as a holder of the Tantric lineages, and as a master of the Tantric yogas.

The current two-month teaching tour by Kyabje Locho Rinpoche in the United States is coordinated by Drepung Loseling Institute to introduce advanced Buddhist practices to senior students of the Dharma and to give blessings to the Tibetan community in the U.S.

Drepung Loseling Institute was established in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 as the North American seat of Drepung Loseling Monastery, India and was academically affiliated with Emory University in 1998. Following the legacy of Drepung Loseling Monastery and with the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Institute has two major purposes: to share Tibet's unique spiritual traditions in North America through our Buddhist Studies and Practice Programs; and to preserve Tibet's unique culture through our Cultural and Support Programs.

Event Information

Date: Sunday, May 9 
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Cowrie Room
1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (Public Parking available at 16th & Collins above
the Anchor Shops)

Fee:
$50 at the door, $40 pre-registration
(postmarked by May 5)
To Pre-Register:
Make checks payable to “Drepung Loseling Monastery.” Send Check to:
D. Nash, 6538 Collins Avenue, #301,
Miami Beach, FL 33141

For More Information:
Please call 786-223-0599 or 305-759-1806.

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