The Princeton Academy of Art will be presenting the lecture “Sacred Art & Mandalas: Maps to Our Enlightened Nature” this coming Saturday October 15, starting at 6:30PM. Khentrul Rinpoche will explain universal aspects represented in Sacred art and the specific hidden meaning in the Kalachakra Mandala. Princeton Academy of Art is located at 138 Nassau Street FL 2 Princeton, NJ. The posted description says:
In order to unveil your sacred truth through the profound practices of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, you need a map to show you where you are going and how to get there.
Representations of the path to freedom and our enlightened nature have been painted and encoded in the form of sacred mandalas such as the Kalachakra Mandala. Khentrul Rinpoche will explain some universal aspects represented in Sacred art and the specific hidden meaning in the Kalachakra Mandala’s representation.
Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and spiritual director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth, The Great Middle Way: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness, A Happier Life, and The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path.
Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in various monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world, he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings contain profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind, ultimately bringing about the golden age of peace and harmony (dzokden).
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