October 13 – 15, 2017
Mark your calendars as we welcome the return to Kansas City and the Rime Center the acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist lama and healer, Ven. Phakyab Rinpoche, October 13th & 15th. Ven. Phakyab Rinpoche will be teaching from his book Meditation Saved My Life: A Tibetan Lama and the Healing Power of the Mind.
In 2003, Ven. Phakyab Rinpoche was admitted to the emergency clinic of the Program for Survivors of Torture at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital. After a dramatic escape from imprisonment in China, at the hands of authorities bent on uprooting Tibet’s traditional religion and culture, his ordeal had left him with life-threatening injuries, including gangrene of the right ankle. American doctors gave Rinpoche a shocking choice: accept leg amputation or risk a slow, painful death. An inner voice, however, prompted him to try an unconventional cure: meditation. He began an intensive spiritual routine that included thousands of hours of meditation over three years in a small Brooklyn studio. Against all scientific logic, his injuries gradually healed. In this vivid, passionate account, author Sofia Stril-Rever relates the extraordinary experiences of Phakyab Rinpoche, who reveals the secret of the great healing powers that lie dormant within each of us.
Phakyab Rinpoche is a member of the Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism and was recognized as a Reincarnate Lama by the Dalai Lama in 1994. He was enthroned as the abbot of Ashi Monastery in Tibet. Rinpoche teaches Buddhism and to foster ecumenical dialogue between practitioners of the Buddhadharma and other spiritual and healing traditions throughout the United States, France, and the world. He welcomes questions and requests from students of all faiths and backgrounds.
Friday, October, 13
7:30 pm – 9 pm Introductory Teaching
Saturday, October, 14
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 15
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Public Talk
$140 pre-registration, $160 at the door
These teachings are available to EVERYONE. We have “Suggested Fees,” however pay whatever you can afford. Everyone is welcome! It is our hope that some will pay more to cover those who can’t afford the usual fee. We simply want everyone to come this weekend for these wonderful teachings.
Register by mail: Download the Registration Form here, print, and mail or bring it to the Rime Center.
Register online: Constant Contact