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Khenchen Lama Rinpoche will give three separate public teachings at The Friends' Meeting House, Kettering, on Monday, July 13

Khenchen Lama Rinpoche will give three separate public teachings at The Friends' Meeting House, Kettering, on Monday, July 13

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Coming hard on the heels of the Dalai Lama’s recent UK visit, a Tibetan Buddhist Master is coming to Kettering.

Khenchen Lama Rinpoche will give three separate public teachings at The Friends’ Meeting House, Kettering, on Monday, July 13.

Renowned as an Advanced Meditation Master, other Buddhist masters regularly seek Rinpoche’s instructions and advice.

He is a recognised reincarnate who displayed unusual compassion and strong inclination towards meditation from a very early age.

Despite pressures in his youth to become abbot of four Tibetan monasteries, Rinpoche instead undertook 25 years of rigorous scholastic and meditation training.

In his teachings Rinpoche combines precise scholastic knowledge with practical meditation advice.

Chairman of Northants Buddhist and Meditation Centre Bob Pollak said: “Everyone experiences stress, fear, dissatisfaction and suffering at some points in their life.

“Rinpoche’s visit is a unique opportunity for people to find solutions to these universal difficulties.

“Having the most advanced academic training and extensive meditation practice experience, a teacher with Rinpoche’s qualities is difficult to find anywhere.

“Being in the presence of his radiating compassion and wisdom is alone a true blessing.”

Khenchen Lama Rinpoche’s teachings with their underlying message that anyone can achieve lasting happiness in this life are suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

The sessions are:

10am to midday – The Preliminary Practices of Dzogchen

2pm to 4pm – 21 Practices of Tibetan Yoga

7pm to 9pm – Public Talk: ‘How to Live a Life of Wisdom and Compassion’

All teachings are at The Friends’ Meeting House, Northall Street, Kettering.

The cost for one session is £8; two sessions £12; all three £15 (unwaged: £2, £3.50 and £5 respectively).

However, insufficient funds should not prevent attendance.

From midday and also from 4pm everyone is invited to a bring-and-share meal.

The building will remain open throughout the day for attendees to rest or have refreshments.