Since its inception, the Foundation has worked to honor Mrs. Park’s legacy by developing cultural and educational programs that promote the study of human consciousness, support holistic healing of mind, body and spirit and enhance dialogue between the
physical and human sciences and the ancient wisdom traditions of the world. To date, the Foundation has focused on group therapy programs that integrate the latest in psychotherapy techniques with spiritual growth as encouraged in the 12-step recovery methodology. In addition, the Foundation supports and sponsors programs to promote awareness and help preserve the rich cultural and spiritual traditions of Tibet. The Foundation is currently developing a series of programs that integrate Buddhism and psychotherapy to promote understanding of the mind-body connection and facilitate healing.
Phakyab Rinpoche: Vajrasattva Initiation, Teachings & Retreat
Vajrasattva is the tantric deity of purification who removes obstacles and hindrances for those seeking liberation and enlightenment. During this retreat Phakyab Rinpoche will guide us in the practice of this important deity emphasizing the purification of body, speech and mind. Vajrasattva practices have the power to purify our mistaken conceptions, negative emotions and negative karma. Once obscuring hindrances are purified, innate wisdom and radiant health have a chance to develop.
September 13-16 2013
Phakyab Rinpoche: Initiation, Empowerments, and Teachings
Phakyab Rinpoche will bestow the Highest Yoga Tantra Initiation of Solitary Vajrabhairava, a form of Yamantaka, a Yidam (Supreme Being) whose initiation and practice guides us to transform ordinary death into a swift path to full attainment of Buddhahood. Rinpoche will give the Vajrasattva Empowermentthat gives a powerful means to remove and eliminate vast amounts of defilement and bad karma and help clear a path for rapid, unobstructed progress towards enlightenment. Furthermore, Rinpoche will give teachings on the Bardo, the state after death and before rebirth which guides us to overcome the fear of death. Rinpoche will also give the Amitabha Empowerment that offers ordinary persons the opportunity to go directly to a blissful Buddha land after death and the possibility for swift attainment of the highest enlightenment. Moreover, Rinpoche will give Lojong Teachingsthat provide the essential meditation techniques and tools necessary for the development of great merit and wisdom that are requisite for Buddhahood.
April 5-14, 2013
Coral Gables and Miami, Florida
Guru Rinpoche Empowerment & Teaching
Phakyab Rinpoche will give an empowerment and teaching on Guru Rinpoche, known as “The Lotus-born Guru Padmasambhava. Together with the King of Tibet Trison Detsen, and India’s great scholar Shantarakshida, Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. Here, “Padmasambhava is surrounded by golden rays, recalling his power to subdue the dark-forces of negativity and call forth the bright light of realization. In his right hand he holds a vajra, symbol of spiritual power; in his left hand is a skullcap filled with nectar and a vase holding the elixir of immortality.”-Giclee back description, Dharma Publishing
Guru Rinpoche Dharma Talk:
Friday, April 13: 7:00-9:00 PM*
Guru Rinpoche Empowerment & Teachings:
Saturday, April 14: 10:00-6:00 PM*
Guru Rinpoche Practice, Tsog and Blessing Ceremony:
Sunday, April 15: 10:00-4:00 PM*
Marathon Garden Club, Marathon FL
The Stages of the Path
Stages of the Path: Rinpoche will present concise version of the Stages of the Path for the Three Types of Persons (lam rim bsdus don) by Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419). The Buddhist path to enlightenment consists of three discrete levels of practice. By understanding these levels, Buddhist practitioners gain a clear map of the paths, stages, and practices that lead to liberation and Buddhahood, and each of the many the varieties of Buddhist practice in the world can be understood in its role as part of the grand scheme of the Buddha’s Teaching.
Coral Gables, FL
White Dzambhala Initiation, Empowerment, & Practice
White Dzambhala: White Dzambhala is a manifestation of Arya Avalokiteshvara, holder of the limitless treasury of merit that arises from his non-dual kindness and compassion. In the absence of merit, we are subject to every type of difficulty and misery. Through the practice of White Dzambhala, our merit will greatly increase. This leads to wealth and prosperity, freedom from sickness and demons, general happiness, and a path to liberation and enlightenment.
Coral Gables, FL
Four Arm Avalokiteshvara Initiation, Empowerment, & Practice
Four Arm Avalokiteshvara: In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of enlightened beings, Avalokiteshvara is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. His front two hands are pressed together at the heart, holding the wish-fulfilling jewel. The jewel signifies infinite bodhichitta, the intense desire to bring all suffering beings to enlightenment. Of his back two hands, the right one holds the crystal rosary, symbolizing liberation from samsara, while the left holds a blue utpala flower, symbol of his compassion.
Coral Gables, FL
Tsog Ceremony & Blessing
Coral Gables, FL
Meditation Practice with Rinpoche
Coral Gables, FL
Two Summer Events on Saltspring Island, BC
Public Talk: The Power of Aspiration Prayers in Challenging Times, August 18, 2011, at the Saltspring Centre of Yoga 7:45 PM
White Dzambhala & Medicine Buddha: Initiation and Empowerment, August 19-21, 2011, Ganges Yoga Studio. Robert W. Clark, Ph.D, a Tibetan scholar and Professor from Stanford University, will translate
Saltspring Island, BC
The Power of Aspiration Prayers in Challenging Times
While aspiration can refer to the act of breathing, it also is a strong desire to achieve something great. The Buddha and many bodhisattvas wrote Aspiration Prayers for us to recite because they knew that the repetition of them would be an effective support for reaching our goals. For example, an Aspiration Prayer for enlightenment and freedom from suffering is an unmistaken and unselfish prayer. Simply reciting these prayers can benefit all sentient beings.
Phowa: The Practice of Transferring Consciousness at the Time of Death
Phakyab Rinpoche will teach on Amitayus, the Buddha of Eternal Life or immortality. Amitayus reminds us that we can use our present physical form to practice, give oneself as much time as possible to collect merit (Good Karma) and achieve rebirths as long living God forms (such as Brahma or Indra). Rinpoche will also guide us to transform obstacles like anger and fear into radiant joy, compassion and happiness.
Coral Gables, FL
The Quest for Happiness in Challenging Times
December 28 – January 2, 2011
New Secrets in Healing Trauma, Anxiety and Chronic Pain: Activating the Brain-Body Connection
The Hero’s Journey: A Path to Transformation and Healing
A weekend workshop to explore how Buddhism and Psychotherapy can jointly show us how to transform obstacles that lead to co-dependency, alienation and suffering into resources for developing wisdom, awareness and joy. In this workshop, an accomplished psychotherapist and a ranking Tibetan lama will teach participants how to transform life’s obstacles into rich opportunities for healing, spiritual growth and developing bliss…
Friday April 20th, 7:00 Pm – Sunday April 22, 4:00 PM
Modernizing Tibet with Compassion from the Grassroots On Up
Thursday April 26th, 6:00- 8:00 PM
Merrill Lynch, 1111 Broadway, 22nd fl, Oakland CA
Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Namgyal Monastery are creating a Sand Mandala at the Historic Monte Cristo
The Mandala, a Tibetan sand painting, is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. “Mandala” is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” The sand Mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles as vehicle to generate compassion, to realize the impermanence of reality, and to create a social/cosmic healing of the environment.
The Buddha of Compassion Mandala invokes compassion and sensitivity to the sufferings of others and attempt to relieve suffering. It is the realization that we (human beings, animals and the earth itself) are all interconnected.
Tuesday April 8th, 2008 – Friday April 11th, 2008