The Oracle Institute
“An Advocate for Enlightenment and a Vanguard for Spiritual Evolution”
Ngawang Jigdral Rinpoche
Performing a traditional Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma ritual fire offering
|Saturday July 11, 2009||Amethyst Acres||Laura@TheOracleInstitute.org||Recommended|
|6:30 – 8:30 p.m.||38303 Winsome Trail Lane||or call (540)882-9252||Donation of $20|
|Purcellville, VA 20132|
|and/or other gift to the Tulku|
Participants in our classes are people who seek spiritual growth by pursuing Truth, sharing Love, and embracing Light.
In the Tibetan Buddhist path, the student pledges his/her life to benefit other sentient beings. To assist spiritual growth, the disciple assumes the role of a bodhisattva deity on the path to enlightenment and uses guided meditation, mantras, and ritual fire offerings – the Fire Puja. The Fire Puja pleases the deity, who then helps the disciple gain accomplishments and merit. The Fire Puja also serves to remove obstacles to a sound mantra and meditative practice.
Ngawang Jigdral Rinpoche is a Nyingma Tulku (reincarnated teacher). He is Samten Choling Monastery’s 3rd reincarnation of founder H.H. Gomchhen Rinpoche. Born in 1982 and identified by His Holiness Terton Trulshik Rinpoche, he is presently studying in Acharya (master level) under the Taktse Nyingma Institute of Higher Buddhist studies and Research Center. His religious faith is serving the poor and the needy as head lama in the monastery he founded in Khari Khola, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
Rinpoche will conduct the Fire Puja ceremony, which will include a specially prepared fire and offerings during a traditional lineage sadhana (practice). All are welcome to attend this practice, which will be held at Amethyst Acres alongside Catoctin Creek in Purcellville, VA.
Rinpoche is on a brief visit to the United States and will be also be teaching Bardo in Old Town Alexandria, VA from July 4 – 19 at the Mindfull Hands Gallery. For more information contact: www.pcd-dc.org
The Truth (2006) presents a history of the 5 primary religions and their prophets, and challenges readers to decide whether these now ancient belief systems are more focused on promoting Spiritual Unity or perpetuating religious separation.
The Love (due 2008) contains essays, short stories, and poetry on various topics of love, to remind us of what we are to learn while our souls appear locked on the Earth Plane.
The Light (due 2011) explores the exalted yet accessible nature of the Supreme Being in a manner that is consistent with a sophisticated 21st Century human mind and experience.