Seventeen years of his life in a real Tibetan outback, Tibetan Scholar and Master Shar Khentrul Rinpoche is spending a week here in Fremont County sharing Tibet’s highest wisdom in making this world a more peaceful place. He uses techniques that have been recognized by the Dalai Lama as a Master of all Tibetan lineages. The way he explains it, “Is a life of nothing.”
Ben Evans has taught English at Central Wyoming College in Central Wyoming for many years. Evans who has previously invited Buddhists to the Riverton community college said, “There was a resident in Jackson that met Master Shar Khentrul Rinpoche in India and felt he was a powerful teacher and brought him to the Jackson area the same time of the Parliament of World's Religions in Salt Lake City in 2015.” Around that same time in October 2015, Rinpoche spoke at the Frank B. Wise Center in Fort Washakie.
As Khentrul Rinpoche entered the Little Theatre, Wednesday evening at 7:30p.m., a peaceful feeling surrounded the room as he chanted before his presentation.
Ben Evans expressed his gratitude before the Tibetan Scholar and Master began speaking. He said, “I am so proud of Wyoming. I am so proud of Central Wyoming College. I am so proud to be a part of this community and for the individuals who have heard and came out to an event like this.”
In an interview, Evans provided more information of the Tibetan Scholars teachings, he said: “I think our community is full of open-minded people and Khentrul Rinpoche’s lineage and direction is full of open-mindedness toward all religions and for that reason I have invited him here. I feel the practice he is offering is powerful and it doesn’t require being a Buddhist. I feel it is for everyone and doesn’t require religious inversion.”
Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yaks and his energies are compatible with the wilderness. Evans said, “Shambhala is ridding of judgement, of perception, and finding the peace of just being.”
The public talks are free. “People are strongly encouraged to donate, suggested donations are between $10 and $20, but no one will be turned away if they can’t afford it.” Evans said, “It is encouraged that all attend because the Buddhist Scholar’s main goal is to create a more peaceful world.”
Rinpoche has a center in Australia where he teaches his practices. He is an author of twelve books. His teaching focus on Kalachakra which means— “The wheel of time.”
Khentrul Rinpoche’s teaching will be offered throughout the weekend and into the beginning of next week.
August 10, 2017 @ Central Wyoming College Little Theatre 7:30p.m. (Kalachakra Path to Enlightenment).
August 11, 2017 @ Lander Public Library 7:30pm. (How Kalachakra practice is compatible with all other spiritual practice).
August 12 & 13 @ Fort Washakie Frank B. Wise 10a.m.-5p.m. (Kalachakra Empowerment).
August 14 & 15th 10a.m.- 5p.m. Frank B. Wise (Kalachakra Practice Retreat).