Medicine Buddha
White tara is the sublime female Buddha of health and longevity. Born from the tears of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, White Tara with her many eyes sees the suffering of the world and vows to help all beings over-come it. She is often invoked when the suffering includes obstacles to health, vitality and long life. Buddhist Master Geshe Thupten Tsultin will teach and bestow the White Tara Empowerment, fully authorizing the complete spiritual practice of White Tara.

  • General Introduction to Tantric Buddhist Practices
  • Methods for Meditation
  • Instruction on White Tara Practice
  • White Tara Empowerment
  • Teaching on Generating Wisdom Mind & Compassion
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At Brighton Pathways

7:00 p.m. - 8:30- Introductory Talk
(Free and Open to all)
(Donations are welcome)

9:00 a.m. - noon- White Tara Teaching

Noon - 2:00 p.m.- Lunch Buffet at Thali of India (self pay)

2:00 p.m. - 5:00- White Tara Empowerment

9:00 a.m. - 11:30- Teaching on Generating Wisdom Mind & Compassion

All proceeds go to Namgyal Monastery, a NYS 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization in Ithaca, New York.
Note: Reduced Tuition for all three sessions: $180.00

Brighton Pathways
3200 Brighton Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(Entrance in Rear.
Overflow parking across the street.)

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For more information about White Tara Empowerment and Generating Wisdom Mind & Compassion teachings go to: Brightonpathways Website here or email us here, call/text: 585-317-7060

Geshe Thupten Tsultin, Master Teacher, Scholar Monk

Geshe Thupten Tsultin, Teacher, Scholar, Writer was born December 25, 1969 in Ladakh, Northern India's Trans-Himalayan region. He was ordained at Bhu Gon Shedup Cho Khor Ling Monastery as a novice monk at the age of 13. While there, he undertook the study of chanting and memorizing the texts of Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka and other texts. He learned sand painting and built many different sand mandalas while also studying the great Treatises of Buddhist Philosophy and Tantra. On June 4, 1986 he was admitted to the great Drepung Loseling Monastic University where he studied under its many resident spiritual masters. After studying the great Treatises of Buddhist Philosophy and Tantra, he received the much-honored Geshe degree in 2008 and became known throughout the 3 main Gelugpa Monasteries as a highly skilled debate master. In 2009 Namgyal Monastery, His Holiness Dalai Lama's personal monastery, invited him to Dharamsala where he became a lecturer of sutra and tantra to the monks. Geshe Thupten is Namgyal Ithaca, NY's current resident scholar. While in residence for one year in Ithaca, he will be offering many Buddhist teachings that are open and available to everyone.

Venerable Lobsang Choegyal, Retreat Assistant

Lobsang Choegyal, Namgyal Ithaca's newest resident monk, was born on April 10, 1975 in Mussorie, Uttar Pradesh, India. He joined Namgyal Monastery India in 1990. He memorized the following classical texts: Guhyasamaja, Heruka, Yamantaka, Kalachakra and Pujas related to Dharma Protectors and the Thee Jewels. Venerable Choegyal has also studied Buddhist Dialectic Studies and in 2008, he completed the 13 years of study and received his Master Degree in Sutra and Tantra. He is trained in creating sand mandalas for Kalachakra, Yamantaka, Heruka, Guhyasamaja and Vajrakilaya. He is also trained in ritual cymbals and dance, butter sculpture and chanting.

Palden Oshoe, Translator

Palden Choedek Oshoe is the official resident translator at Namgyal Monastery Ithaca. He has formally translated for all the Tibetan lamas, visiting teachers and English-speaking students since 1994. He was educated in Dharamsala, India at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics. Palden is a wonderful teacher who has a keen understanding of western philosophical sciences and culture, and shares his knowledge of all levels of Buddhist teachings through his expert Tibetan to English and English to Tibetan translation skills.