The Door to Freedom -Venerable Karma Rinpoche 7/2/17

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Venerable Karma Rinpoche and Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.

We are honored to have Ven. Karma Namgyel Rinpoche from Bhutan to offer rituals and ceremonies from the sacred traditions of the Drukpa Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist lineage.

The Venerable Karma Rinpoche and the Reverend Norma Nakai Burton converge for a conversation about Freedom from suffering and the new Millenium.

This is the weekend celebrating the 4th of July – a day we associate with the dream of freedom for all. The Door to Freedom exists both on the microcosm and in the macrocosm: deep inside each one of us, and as a portal in the cosmic fabric.

What do you need freedom from? What do you need freedom to? How do you find your way through to more and more freedom as choices are presented?

Musicians: Heather Hutton and Richard Williams

Rinpoche was born in Paro, Bhutan. His father’s family is of the Peling Lineage of Pema Lingpa. At age seven, he entered the Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Paro, Bhutan. His primary teacher is His Holiness Ngawang Thinlay Lhundup, renowned as a great healer in Bhutan.

Rinpoche was instructed in healing mantras, chanting and divinations. He excelled in playing traditional Tibetan Buddhist musical instruments including horns, flutes, drums, and damaru. He mastered the performance of traditional sacred dances which he still performs today.