The Palchen Study Group in Battle Creek will host Lama Tashi Topgyal Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17.
Lama Tashi Topgyal is from Raktrul Monastery in eastern Tibet. After many years of study, he went into a nine-year-nine-month retreat. He came to the U.S. in 2003 to teach at Kunzang Palchen Ling in New York, a Tibetan Buddhist center founded by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.
Lama Tashi Topgyal will give teachings on bodhichitta and instructions on tonglen practice at the Holistic Health Center in Battle Creek, 181 North Avenue. He’ll also bestow the Refuge Vow and offer the Chenrezig Empowerment from the treasure collection of Terchen Barway Dorje (1836-1918).
The cost for the entire weekend is $100 or $25 per session. Refuge is required to receive the empowerment. If you’re not interested in taking refuge, you are more than welcome to attend just the teaching sessions. Call Matt Willis (275) 275-0090 to register. Please visit http://palchenbattlecreek.org for complete program details.