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Seminar of 2018 in RYI

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Every fall, Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI) conducts the seminar based on teaching and empowerment from Rinpoches: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche and Tsikey chokling Rinpoche. This year (2018, Nov 15-21), all old and new disciples of Rinpoches from everywhere throughout the world were participating the seminar.
Seminar this year has been exceptionally uncommon for us all on the grounds that Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has given us extremely significant and down to earth instruction of Dzogchen (great perfection). The teaching was based on the instructions called “naturally liberating whatever you meet” by Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo. Rinpoche guided us through this teaching for ten days. Rinpoche started off from the ten virtuous actions to be embraced and ten non-virtuous actions to be abandoned and finally Rinpoche guided us to recognize our nature of mind. We had Rinpoche teaches us the instruction until lunch break and toward the evening we had lama Tenzin, who guided us to practice on that instruction. 
On the final or the tenth day of the seminar, we got the chance to receive teaching from Phakchok Rinpoche as a closure of the seminar. He basically taught us about the significance of the teaching that chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has bestowed us throughout the previous ten days. Moreover, he mentioned that it is vital to sustain that practice by applying the guidance given by Rinpoche on a daily basis. Furthermore, he likewise stressed on accumulating the merit. As per Rinpoche, gathering merit is urgent in light of the fact that it purifies our obscurations which impede us from seeing our actual nature of mind. He further included, lesser the obscurations nearest we are toward our actual reality.

Phakchok Rinpoche’s teaching on the final day was filled with fun and laughter. That was extremely a beautiful conclusion of the profound seminar. Thus, we all had profound yet fun seminar this year. 
~ Choki Gurung

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