"Love is the only cause of happiness. Its nature is all-pervasive like space. Love is the sunlight of the mind" -HE Garchen Rinpoche
ABOUT HE GARCHEN RINPOCHE
HE Garchen Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher in the Drikung Kagyu lineage. He is believed to be an incarnation of Siddha Gar Chodingpa, a heart-disciple of Jigten Sumgön, founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage in the thirteenth century.
At the age of 22, after completing a two and a half year retreat, he was imprisoned for 20 years during the political turmoil of China's Cultural Revolution. While in the labor camp, he received meditation instruction from his root lama, the Nyingma master Khenpo Munsel. Enduring hardship and practicing secretly, Garchen Rinpoche attained realization of the lama's wisdom mind. HE Garchen Rinpoche is known for his vast realization, as well as for his great kindness.
Drikung Seattle was founded in 2013 by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche to share the spiritual teachings and practices of Tibetan Buddhism to help people enrich their lives, relationships and communities. The development of loving kindness and wisdom are emphasized and all are welcome to our sangha. It is Garchen Rinpoche's vision to find Drikung Seattle's own building and appoint a resident teacher to teach and lead practices in the near future. We appreciate all contributions towards this goal.
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FOUNDED: In 2013 by HE Garchen Rinpoche
LINEAGE: Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism
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For a limited time, the full length documentary of HE Garchen Rinpoche's life is available for free viewing at this online film festival (click here)
"The only cause of happiness is love and the only cause of suffering is self-grasping. If you just understand this, you have understood the workings of karma, cause and effect, perfectly." -HE Garchen Rinpoche
"The most important thing is to have a really good understanding of Karma. Once we have understood the law of karma, half of our misconceptions about suffering are gone." -HE Garchen Rinpoche
Drikung Seattle Press
University of Washington "The Daily" newspaper March 10, 2014 Front Page/lead story