Acharya Tenzing Wangpo Teaches in August at SLO Bodhi Path

Introduction to Meditation 

August 8, 6-8 pm
San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center
3484 Gregory Court
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Join Acharya Tenzing Wangpo in an introduction to the practice of meditation. Tenzing Wangpo will give guidance on useful motivation, as well as provide instructions for the practice and lead a group meditation.

All levels of practitioners welcome to this free program.

“A primary benefit experienced by the practitioner of meditation is the immediate improvement in the conditions of daily life. The practice of meditation leads to a mind that is more peaceful, more tranquil and more at ease. Because the mind is more relaxed, events that usually disturb us seem to take on less importance, and we stop taking them in such a serious way. Likewise, through meditation the mind gradually learns to be independent of external conditions and circumstances. This mind that is unaffected by outer conditions is then able to discover its own stability and tranquility. A stable mind, one that is not disturbed, leads to the experience of less suffering in our lives.”
— from Boundless Awakening by Shamar Rinpoche

Introduction to the Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer

August 10 & 11 from 10 am – 12 pm and 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center
(lunch break from 12 to 1:30)

Acharya Tenzing Wangpo will give an introduction to the well known Sangchö Mönlam, the Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct, also known as the Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer. This prayer is a topic of study for Bodhi Path Centers and is included in the book called The King of Prayers: A Commentary on The Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct. The book includes the prayer in its entirety and is based on a teaching given by Shamar Rinpoche in December 2009, on the occasion of the Kagyu Mönlam Chenmo in Bodhgaya, India.

Buddha Śākyamuni gave the teaching of the Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer to urge practitioners to treat the great Bodhisattva Samantabhadra as a role model to emulate in order that all their wishes be accomplished. By practicing the Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct we can tap into the power of the wish-fulfilling accomplishments of great bodhisattvas, such as Samantabhadra, who already have mastered the pāramitās and who are therefore able to bestow the blessings of their accomplishments.

Registration for weekend program

Pay at the door. Suggested weekend program donation $80.00, which includes a copy of Shamar Rinpoche’s commentary on Samantabadra’s wishing prayer for the first 25 attendees. Translation of the prayer is available for free download at: http://www.bodhipath.org/sangcho_monlam/

Lack of ability to donate is no reason to stay away. Everyone is welcome.

About the Teacher

Born in 1990 to a Buddhist family in India, Tenzing Wangpo was enrolled in a monastery when he was seven years old. He learned rituals and Dharma texts of traditional Tibetan Buddhism. When he was twelve years old, he joined the Diwakar Buddhist Academy in Kalimpong, where he studied Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and literature, as well as English and Hindi languages, for eight years. Since he graduated as Acharya, highly learned scholar in Buddhist studies, he has been giving teachings in India, Europe, and the United States.