Lama Khenpo Tenzin with Garchen Institute in Chino Valley
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How does karma work and why is compassion such a powerful force for awakening?

Khenpo Tenzin, a Buddhist scholar, meditation practitioner, and resident teacher at Garchen Buddhist Institute in Chino Valley, examines the power of karma and compassion in our lives. He'll highlight wisdom from the DVD Every Thought, Every Word, Every Action for the Benefit of All Beings, and introduce filmmaker Christina Lundberg, who will show the trailer of her documentary film on the life of Garchen Rinpoche.

His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is one of the foremost Buddhist masters and accomplished Tibetan Lamas alive today. His compassion, love, wisdom, and spiritual accomplishments are legendary. Garchen Rinpoche was born in Eastern Tibet in 1936 and recognized at a very young age as a reincarnated spiritual master. He entered into monastic life and studied and practiced until the age of 19 when his three-year retreat was interrupted due to the Cultural Revolution in China. Garchen Rinpoche spent the next 20 years in prison and labor camps in Communist China. While in prison, Garchen Rinpoche met his root Guru who gave him many essential teachings and pith instructions. Enduring unfathomable hardships, Rinpoche practiced secretly in prison until he attained great profound realization. Since his release from prison in 1979, Garchen Rinpoche has worked tirelessly to restore, preserve, and spread the teachings and blessings of the Buddha Dharma throughout the entire world. In 1997, Garchen Rinpoche came to America for the first time and established his main center, the Garchen Buddhist Institute, in Arizona, and then formed numerous other centers throughout the world. With his immeasurable compassion, vast realization and authentic blessings, Rinpoche has inspired and guided thousands of Dharma students and practitioners to cultivate love, wisdom and bodhicitta through meditation and dharma practice.

Venerable Khenpo Tenzin, an accomplished Buddhist scholar, meditation practitioner, and resident teacher at the Garchen Buddhist Institute in Chino Valley, AZ, is the speaker tonight and will examine the power of karma and compassion in our lives.
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