Location Santa Clara Convention Center, Elizabeth A. Hangs Theater
5001 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054
Date April 16 through 20, 2016
Time April 16 & 17, All-Day: Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm
April 18, 19 & 20, Evenings: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 7pm to 9:30pm
A Precious Garland for the Four Themes
A Precious Garland for the Four Themes was composed by the Omniscient Longchen Rabjam, an all-encompassing writing that subsumes the essential teachings from the Hinayana tradition up to the unsurpassable Dzogpachenpo, aiming to turn the mind of an ordinary human into that of an enlightened being. The four themes as the distillations from the entire spectrum of Buddha's teachings include: 1. Orienting our mind towards the genuine Dharma; 2. Taking the genuine Dharma as the path to liberation; 3. Dispelling all confusions on the path; 4. Transforming delusions into wisdom. What precious and rare opportunity it is to hear such supreme utterance of this transcendental wisdom by Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche! Anyone who seeks spiritual perfection and liberation should attend this teaching to uncover our inherent potential in attaining Buddhahood!
德 清 穰 大 自 在 蓮 悦 法 林
DECHEN RANG WANGCHEN PADMA GYIPE CHOLING
Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche
The Heart Son of
His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche
Larung Gar Buddhist Academy
2016 SF Bay Area
Dechen Rang Dharma Center is a growing organization that follows the lineage of His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and maintains close affiliation with
Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Tibet. It is with great honor that Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche has once again scheduled to teach here in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Registration is required prior to attending the event. Your registration not only secures your reservation, but also renders valuable support
for this event to take place. We sincerely welcome your participation and appreciate your kind support. We also warmly welcome you to bring your families and
friends to make a precious connection with Khenchen. As seats are limited, we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.
Please note the below policies before you proceed with registration:
1. Robed Sangha, children under 13, and anyone with financial hardship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for free admission.
2. If you need sign translation, please email email@example.com to register.
1. Santa Clara Convention Center strictly forbids occupation on non-seat area. Any violation such as standing in open area is subject to severe fine. Therefore
registration is required in order to secure your seat. Your cooperation is important and appreciated. Thank you.
2. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to be seated and wait quietly for Khen Rinpoche's arrival.
3. All seats are General Admittance; please arrive early to secure your seat.
Food & Drink
No food or drinks is allowed inside the Elizabeth A. Hangs Theater; this is a Santa Clara Convention Center policy. Dechen Rang will provide drinking water in
the common area outside of the theater.
Directions & Parking
Santa Clara Convention Center provides free parking
Address: 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Enter SCCC parking structure on Bunker Hill Rd, go up to level 3
and look for Santa Clara Convention Center Entrance
Click here for Direction & parking instruction
The Omniscient Longchen Rabjamwas one of the most brilliant Dzogchen masters of the Nyingma lineage. He systematized the Nyingma teachings in his ‘Seven Treasures’ and wrote extensively on Dzogchen. He transmitted the Longchen Nyingtik cycle of teachings and practice to Jikmé Lingpa, and it has since become one of the most widely practiced of traditions. Along with Sakya Pandita and Je Tsongkhapa, he is commonly recognized as one of the three main manifestations of Mañjuśrī to have taught in Central Tibet. He was abbot of Samye, one of Tibet's most important monasteries and the first Buddhist monastery established in the Himalaya, but spent most of his life travelling or in retreat until finally attained rainbow-body accomplishment.
The great Nyoshul Khenpo expressed his penetrating and unshakeable faith in Longchenpa in the introduction to A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage as follows:
Longchenpa embodies all the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the three times and ten diretions, all gurus, devas, and dakinis. What we need to realize is the actual meaning of “Longchenpa”, which is the essence of what is meant by “being at ease in the nature of mind” (Tib: semnyi ngalso). It was in order to exemplify and demonstrate that absolute Longchenpa that the omniscient Longchenpa manifested in our world, nearly seven hundred years ago. So by seeing his representation in form, by hearing his speech, and by remembering him, we can receive the blessing that will bring about the realization of the ultimate meaning of Dzogpachenpo. He embodies the intrinsic nature and essence of Dzogpachenpo, which pervades all beings in samsara and nirvana, and so he is never separate from us. All we need to do is to open our hearts in genuine devotion, and his blessing is immediate and utterly within our reach. By praying to Longchenpa, we can awaken the intrinsic, or absolute, Longchenpa within us, the wisdom of our own rigpa, present within the nature of our mind.