Medicine Buddha
White Manjushri is the Peaceful aspect of Manjushri and is associated with the wisdom of pure spiritual awakening. He is the bodhisattva that represents "prajna" or the wisdom of insight in Tibetan Buddhism. Manjushri is the embodiment of all Buddha's wisdom. His fame as a source of inspiration, teaching and protection and as a focus for devotion and meditation spread from India to China, Korea, Japan and Tibet. Manjushri is noted for having far-reaching and often inconceivable miraculous power. Keeping his name, "Manjushri" in mind and meditating upon his form is a method for acquiring merit that leads to immeasurable benefits of spiritual insight and an awakening mind.

  • General Introduction on Tantric Practices
  • Meditation Instruction and Q & A
  • Instruction on White Manjushri Practice
  • White Manjushri Empowerment
  • Teaching on 4 Noble Truths
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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 Manjushri Teaching and Empowerment

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

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 - Teaching on Four Noble Truths: Origin of Suffering

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 - Continuing Teachings on Four Noble Truths and the Truth of Cessation of Suffering

10:30 a.m. - noon - Meditation Instruction with Q & A (both morning sessions)

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 Manjushri Empowerment go to: Brightonpathways Website here or email us here, call/text: 585-317-7060

Geshe Jamyang Nyima, Master Teacher, Scholar

Venerable Geshe Jamyang Nyima was born in 1965 in Kham Lithang, Tibet. At the age of 13, renowned Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche began teaching him the Tibetan Buddhist Classical texts whereupon he began memorizing the treatises and commentaries. In 1982, he was enrolled at Lithang Jamchen Chokhor Ling Monastery and later became its Chant Master. In 1989, Geshe Nyima escaped Chinese-occupied Tibet through Nepal and made his way to Dharamsala, India where he received audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and later went to South India and joined the famed Drepung Gomang Monastery. He has completed the 14 classes of Buddhist dialectic studies along with Dharmakirti's, Perfection Vehicle, Madhyamika, Middle Way School, Abhidharmakosa tika and other important texts. After 24 years of study, he obtained his Ph.D degree (the coveted Geshe Lharampa Degree) of Buddhism for both Sutra and Tantric Studies. 2008-2011 he worked as Treasurer of the Gomang Monastery and in 2011 was selected to be the teacher of Namgyal Monastery, India where he teaches both Sutra and Tantra. He is the current Resident Visiting Geshe at Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in Ithaca, NY.

Venerable Lobsang Choegyal, Retreat Assistant

Lobsang Choegyal, one of the Namgyal Ithaca's resident monks, 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 Three 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 Vajarkilaya. He is also trained in ritual cymbols 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.