Lama Zopa Rinpoche has accepted the invitation to come to Spain, to return and confer the White Umbrella deity Jenang (permission to practice). This is a very, very special occasion. It is a unique opportunity.

 

The initiation will entail the commitment of the taking refuge and bodhisattva vows, and possibly a small commitment of recitation of some number of mantras that will be known during the initiation. As part of the initiation Lama Zopa Rinpoche will confer refuge and bodhisattva vows.

 

The event will be held in the Auditorium of the UGT at Avenida América No. 25, ground floor, Madrid

WHITE UMBRELLA DEITY

Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche has indicated that the Initiation of the deity of the White Umbrella would be beneficial, so he is coming back this April to confer it in Madrid.

 

The Sanskrit name for the deity of the White Umbrella is Ushnisha Sitatapatra, which can also be translated as " The Victorious White Parasol ". The umbrella indicates the ability to protect sentient beings from natural catastrophes, diseases, black magic, etc.

She is white because the main means by which she achieves this function is the energy of pacification illumination.

Ushnisha Sitatapatra is a feminine form of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Like the Bodhisattva's elaborate form of compassion, she has a thousand eyes that watch over living beings, and a thousand arms that protect and assist them.

De este modo, ella simboliza el poder de la compasión activa

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

 

SCHEDULES

26,27,28,29 April

THE SCHEDULES WILL BE ABLE TO CHANGE DURING THE 4 DAYS OF TEACHING

These changes will be notified and published as soon as they are known.

 

  • Friday, April 26th 2019:

Registration opening at 3:00 p.m.

Door opening approximately at 7:00 p.m.

Motivational teachings for initiation.

 

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019:

10:30 to 12:30 Review session with V. Champa Shenpen (Jesus Revert)

The room will remain closed until the beginning of the next session for the previous preparations of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

19:00 Initiation of the deity of the White Umbrella

 

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019:

10:30 to 12:30 Review session with V. Champa Shenpen (Jesus Revert)

The room will remain closed until the beginning of the next session for the previous preparations of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

19:00 Initiation of the deity of the White Umbrella

 

  • Lunes 29 de abril 2019:

10:30 to 12:30 Review session with V. Champa Shenpen (Jesus Revert)

The room will remain closed until the beginning of the next session for the previous preparations of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

19:00 Initiation of the deity of the White Umbrella


REQUERIMENTS FOR INITIATION / JENANG

To be able to go to the teachings it will be necessary to take refuge and bodhisattva vows and to be willing to fulfill a brief commitment of mantras that Rinpoche possibly will give that weekend.

 

  • The first requirement for initiation is that you have already taken refuge in the Three Jewels. (If you have not taken refuge and want to do it those days you will have the opportunity to do so with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, as well as the bodhisattva vows)
  • An initiation is based on a teacher-disciple relationship. It is important to enter into this relationship consciously, as it will last until the end of your life and beyond.
  • Initiation may involve a commitment (possibly a brief recitation of some mantras) that must be fulfilled, which will probably be known on the weekend of initiation. It is important to analyze our motivation to participate in the initiation.
  • On the day of initiation we will refrain from eating "black foods" such as onions, eggs, garlic, radishes, meat or fish. We must also refrain from consuming tobacco.
  • Another requirement to participate in the initiation is that you are not a Shugden practitioner https://fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advice/shugden

 


ATTENDING FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THE TEACHINGS OF RINPOCHE

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has taught the Dharma for more than 40 years around the world to thousands of people and is highly appreciated for its special and unique qualities.

We give you a series of useful tips for new students, or those who come to Rinpoche's teachings for the first time:

  • When Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches, it is with the purest motivation to offer the greatest benefit to students.
    Rinpoche does not follow the conventions of teaching according to the text in question, nor does he pay attention to the limitations of the clock. With this in mind, it is better to be free of any expectations when listening to you.
  • Rinpoche teaches in English, those who are new to the teachings of Rinpoche may have initial difficulties in understanding him. To ensure that the teachings are well understood, they will be transcribed simultaneously in English and translated into Spanish.
  • Be prepared to be flexible with any changes that may occur in the program if Rinpoche deems it necessary. As a fully qualified teacher, Rinpoche can sometimes modify the teaching schedule at very short notice. If there were unforeseen changes, it is useful to remember the teachings about impermanence.

LANGUAGES AND TRANSLATION

Lama Zopa Rinpoche will teach in English.

If you want to listen to the translation of the teachings, it is essential that you bring an FM radio, headphones and batteries.

Mobiles can not be used as a radio, because they interfere in the online broadcast of the teachings