Buddhist monk to visit Kauai

KAPAHI — A Buddhist monk from a monastery in eastern Tibet will visit Kauai this weekend to share lessons on the topic of patience and acceptance as an antidote to anger, frustration, aggression, and other mental afflictions that erode peace of mind and relationships.

Tulku Tenzin Rigsang’s two-day teaching is based on the patience chapter of Shantideva’s text “The Way of Bohhisattva,” and will focus on how to transform troubled thoughts into kind-hearted intentions.

The program starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and will be held at the Tara Sangha Buddhist Center, located at 6458 B Kahuna Road in Kapaa. The Dharma center follows the Tibetan lineage.

The Buddhist Center recommends a suggested donation of $25 to $50 per person to attend, although no one will be turned away. About 35 people attended the presentation last year.

Rigsang hails from the Katog Mardo Tashi Choling monastery. He previously visited Kauai last year during a trip from his base in Arkansas.

For more information, contact the Tara Sangha Buddhist Center by calling 822-4599 or email info@tarasangha.org.

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