On October 2 & 3, Shamar Rinpoche visited Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of Chicago.
On Friday, Rinpoche performed a private Rabne ceremony to consecrate the center’s new Buddha statues. Friday evening, Rinpoche gave teachings on "Calming the Turbulent Mind," focusing on methods for shamatha meditation (Tib: Shi-nay) that develop mind’s stability and reduce distraction and self-clinging. His teachings were based on his new book, The Path to Awakening, in which he provides a curriculum of practice recommended for all dharma practitioners, and particularly those studying and practicing at Bodhi Path Buddhist centers.
On Saturday, Rinpoche provided in-depth teachings on the practice of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, followed by a precious initiation (empowerment) into the practice of Chenrezig.
Photos of the event are available at this Photo Gallery.