Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro teaches at Berlin Rigpa

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche recently visited the Rigpa centre in Berlin. This was her second visit. Last year she taught for several days on the “Essence of Buddhism” and “The Path of a Bodhisattva”. This year she gave extraordinary teachings on “The Healing Power of the Mind”.

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche 's teaching style was very direct, warm, humorous and extremely "down to earth". She covered the Buddhist view of healing and suffering and presented the method of meditation essentially - making it completely accessible to both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

She explained how meditation and self-reflection can help to access the healing power of one’s own mind and that everything depends on our determination and how we put the teachings into action. She encouraged the audience to start immediately with little things and to do it in every single moment.

In the afternoon Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche met the Rigpa Sangha and the residents of the Rigpa Centre in Berlin. She gave advice and shared her experiences about how to build a genuine Dharma community and encouraged us to put all our effort into practising compassion amongst each other and to truly embody the Buddha Dharma.

About 200 people attended the teachings.


Khandro Rinpoche Tsering Paldrön (b.1967)  is the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Künzang Wangyal, the 11th Mindrolling throne holder of the renowned Mindrolling lineage. The Mindrolling lineage is one of the six main Nyingma Lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

She was recognized at the age of two by the 16th Karmapa as the reincarnation of the great dakini of Tsurphu, Khandro Ugyen Tsomo, one of the most renowned female masters of her time. 

Khandro Rinpoche began receiving teachings and transmissions from a very young age from some of the most accomplished and revered Tibetan masters of the twentieth century, such as His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, her father, Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.

She holds the lineages of both the Nyingma and Kagyü traditions and teaches all over the world. 

(Photos courtesy of Viktoria von Flemming)

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