THE WAY OF THE BODHISATTVA

Teachings and Retreat




With Tibetan Lama, Taklung Matul Rinpoche
June 16-23, 2017

We are so fortunate to welcome the very wonderful Taklung Matul Rinpoche to Cleveland this month from June 16-23, 2017! Rinpoche will be giving a public talk, leading a week-long overnight retreat, as well as offering a teaching series for those unable to do the retreat. His visit ends with a family-friendly picnic at Lakewood Park on June 23rd.

Rinpoche is a terrific teacher, very approachable and kind, and is fluent in English. Come meet him! You are sure to benefit from his teachings and will be delighted with his engaging style.


ASK A LAMA: Questions and Answers on the Fundamentals of Buddhism

Rinpoche will give a brief overview of some of the fundamentals of Buddhist thought and then open the floor to questions. Have a question about rebirth? Karma? Why Buddhists talk about suffering all the dang time? Come with your questions about these or other topics and learn something new!


VENUE:

River's Edge: A Place for Reflection and Action

3430 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH 44111


DATE:

Friday June 16, 2017 


TIME:

7:00-8:30pm


CONTRIBUTION:
$20 at the door

 



TURNING THE MIND TOWARDS THE DHARMA: Laying the Foundations of Spiritual Practice

Join us for this rare opportunity to spend an entire week meditating and learning the foundational teachings of Buddhism with a Tibetan Lama. Since the time of the Buddha the masters have taught about the importance and value of going into retreat. It is even more important in these hectic and difficult times. Do yourself a favor and take the time to do this. You’ll be so glad you did.


Rinpoche will be teaching on the following topics:

  • Precious Human Life
  • Impermanence
  • Cyclic Existence
  • Karma
  • Refuge and Bodhicitta

Rinpoche will also be offering the opportunity to take refuge and Bodhisattva vows during the last session on Thursday.


VENUE:
River's Edge: A Place for Reflection and Action

3430 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH 44111


DATES:

Friday June 16, 2017 through Friday June 23, 2017

Overnight Week-Long Retreat Schedule


Friday June 16, 2017

Registration 3:00 – 5:00pm

Dinner and Break 5:00 – 7:00pm

Public Talk 7:00-8:30pm

Saturday June 17, 2017 – Thursday June 22, 2017:

Session 1 Meditation 6:00-7:30am

Breakfast and Break 7:30-8:30am

Session 2 Meditation and Teaching 8:30-10am

Break 10-10:30am

Session 3 Meditation 10:30am-Noon

Lunch and Break Noon-2:30pm

Session 4 Meditation 2:30-5:00pm

Dinner and Break 5:00 – 7:00pm

Session 5 Dharma Talk 7:00-8:30pm

Friday June 23, 2017

Session 1 Meditation 6:00-7:30am

Breakfast and Break 7:30-8:30am

Session 2 Meditation and Teaching 8:30-10am

Break 10-10:30am

Session 3 Meditation 10:30am-Noon

Lunch and Program Conclusion Noon - 1:00pm


REGISTRATION CLOSED


REFUND POLICY:   We ask for full payment upon registration. If you cancel up to 30 days prior to the event we will refund your payment in full. If you cancel 14 to 29 days prior to the event we will refund 50% of your payment. No refund if you cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the event.


THE WAY OF THE BODHISATTVA: Teachings on Compassionate Living

As there are some who are unable to attend the full overnight retreat, we are opening up the retreat’s evening teachings to the general public.


Rinpoche will be teaching from the classic work on compassion by the great Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva. Please join us as we explore this beautiful and powerful text with the guidance of Taklung Matul Rinpoche.


Participants are asked to purchase the book in advance of this series, so they can follow along and do some readings at home. Pre-registration required as space is very limited.


*The Evening Teaching Series (Saturday June 17-Thursday June 22) is now open to partial attendance. However, you MUST register in advance. Due to very limited space, we will not be accepting people at the door.


VENUE:

River's Edge: A Place for Reflection and Action
3430 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH 44111


DATES & TIMES:

Saturday June 17, 2017 through Thursday June 22, 2017 (7-8:30pm)



PARTIAL ATTENDANCE:
$30 per night. Please register in advance for each night you plan to attend. (Please click on the box below for partial registration.)

SATURDAY - June 17, 2017
SUNDAY - June 18, 2017
MONDAY - June 19, 2017
TUESDAY - June 20, 2017
WEDNESDAY - June 21, 2017
THURSDAY - June 22, 2017





Register and Pay by Check


If you prefer to pay by check please send us an email,
make your check payable to Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center
& mail it to:


Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland
3546 W. 98th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102


Family-Friendly Vegan Potluck with Taklung Matul Rinpoche

Please join us on Friday June 23rd from 5-8:00pm with our honored guest Talking Matul Rinpoche. We will enjoy a delicious vegan potluck picnic along with family friendly fun for all ages. Activities will include crafts, games and life release.


Bring your favorite vegan picnic dish to share!

  Vegetarian Recipes
  Perfect for Picnics

Please be sure to avoid milk, cheese, eggs, butter and other animal products. Thank you!

 

VENUE:
Lakewood Park Pavilion
14532 Lake Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107


DATE:

Friday June 23, 2017


TIME:

5:00-8:00pm


CONTRIBUTION:
Free-will donations gratefully accepted!