New TWR LIVE Series Begins September 6

Pith Instructions of Tibetan Bön Buddhism

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From September 6 through November 22, 2017, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will offer a free, 12-week series of Pith Instructions, broadcast each Wednesday live from his Facebook Page.

Pith instructions are an extraordinarily simple and direct way to connect with the ancient Tibetan teachings, which can sometimes seem a bit complicated, in part because of how students think about and relate to them. In this series of TWR LIVE teachings, Rinpoche will draw from his own years of personal reflection while teaching from the dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Bön Buddhism.

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The dzogchen, or "great perfection," teachings are considered the path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching and practice in the Bön Buddhist tradition. Their practices transport the practitioner directly into the nature of mind, which is our true essence.

Each Wednesday at 1 p.m. New York time, Rinpoche will offer a new pith instruction live on Facebook. Rinpoche will present each teaching in a way that is particularly simple and accessible. Students will be encouraged to reflect on and experience its wisdom as directly, openly and immediately as possible. 

Each pith instruction will be based on one of three different categories: base, path and fruition.

  • Base: four weekly pith instructions that help us to understand our true nature – September 6, 13, 20 and 27
  • Path: four weekly pith instructions that support us in directly realizing this truth through meditation practice – October 4, 11, 18 and 25
  • Fruition: four weekly pith instructions that help us to fully realize, with confidence, who we really are, the truth that is already within us, and to fully manifest this realization in our life for the benefit of others – November 1, 8, 15 and 22

Between Wednesday sessions, Rinpoche will offer occasional unscheduled TWR LIVE sessions to elaborate on previous sessions or answer viewers' questions, plus special live conversations on related topics with invited teachers of the Bön or other traditions.

All broadcasts are free and open to all—you don’t need a Facebook account to view them. To access the viewing screen, visit Rinpoche’s Facebook page at the time of the broadcast.

All TWR LIVE sessions are recorded for future viewing. For the latest schedule updates related to this series, click here.

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