Course Instructor: Lama Drime Dawa
Starts: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7 PM
Ends: Sunday, August 19, 2018 after lunch
150 € (includes all meals and accomodation)
Acharya Lama Drime Dawa is resident lama at the TTC center in Hamburg. Born 1973 in Bhutan, he already became ordained within his youth upon his own wish. From 1991 to 2000, he studied Buddhist Philosophy, Rituals and English at the Shri Nalanda University in the Rumtek monastery in Sikkim. Afterwards, he performed the traditional Three-Year-Retreat. He received numerous teachings and empowerments, i.e. from H.H. the 17th Karmapa, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Gyaltsab Rinpoche and Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. Later on he worked as secretary in the monastery administration in Rumtek. In October 2009 he was appointed resident lama at the TTC Hamburg in Germany by H.H. the Karmapa.
Chenrezig, „The One Who Beholds With Loving Eyes“, is the most beloved enlightened being in the Tibetan Buddhist world. His Mantra OM MANI PADME HUM appears simply everywhere, it is engraved in stones and cliffs, it is printed on prayer flags to get carried in all directions, and circles in myriad numbers in prayer wheels to invoke its activity.
Chenrezig is said to be the embodiment of the compassion of all the buddhas. He manifests in the six realms of existence in countless ways in order to liberate sentient beings from suffering. But compassion without wisdom is blind, and therefore he carries a lotus, symbolizing the wisdom aspect of enlightenment. And thus it is also Chenrezig who teaches Shariputra the Heart Sutra, which sums up the perfection of wisdom in a highly condensed form. It is this deep connection of compassion and wisdom that enables Chenrezig to understand each sentient being in its uniqueness, and to skillfully lead each one out of it’s suffering. The activity of his mantra closes the doors to a rebirth in the six realms, therefore the sentient beings can’t fall back into the suffering of conditioned existence.