Dharma in Daily Life is Back in 2023

Welcome to the third annual Dharma in Daily Life Conference, a free virtual event on the tools and techniques for leading a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Watch short talks and panel discussions on topics of immediate application to your life – how to thrive at work, have great relationships, deal with health challenges, and generally make the most of this precious life that you have.

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First Speaker Announcement for 2023

H.E Ling Rinpoche

In 1987, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnation of the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche (1903 – 1983), who was the most Senior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

The 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was His Holiness’ main teacher and spiritual advisor throughout his lifetime, and accompanied His Holiness when he fled into exile from Tibet in 1959. His Holiness refers to him as “my Root Guru”.  He was also the 97th Gaden Throne Holder – the supreme head of the Gelugpa tradition, which is the largest tradition in Tibetan Buddhism..

H.E. the 7th Ling Rinpoche has completed all five Geshe Studies subjects (Logic, Perfection of Wisdom, Middle Way, Higher Knowledge, and Monastic Discipline) and He was recently awarded His Geshe Degree from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in South India, in November 2016. H.E. 7th Ling Rinpoche is currently completing the traditional one-year of further studies at Gyuto Tantric College in Dharamsala. His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues to closely guide Him.

Serkong Tsenshap Rinpoche

Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, a highly accomplished lama born in Tibet in 1914. In 1948, having received his Geshe Lharampa degree, Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche was appointed one of the seven Tsenshab or master debate partners to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, who passed away in 1983, served His Holiness in this capacity for the rest of his life and imparted to His Holiness many lineages, initiations and oral transmissions.

Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche was born in the Spiti Valley in India in 1984.

Tenzin Ösel Hita

When he was just 14 months old, Ösel was formally recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Lama Thubten Yeshe, the revered Tibetan yogi, scholar, and teacher. He is the subject of Vicki Mackenzie’s acclaimed book, “Reincarnation: The Boy Lama.”

There are many environmental, humanitarian, and educational visions dear to Ösel, including his Global Tree Initiative (GTI), Maha Space—an Ecovillage Community—and One World Orphanages Project, which will provide family, education, and support to the most destitute children in developing countries. These projects all spring from Ösel’s heart organization, Universal Clear Light.

Ösel shares his thoughts and ideas with the people he meets around the world—in coffee shops, Dharma centers, on the beach, in the mountains. This planet is his home, a place where we all can help each other, every minute of every day.

Dr. Alex Berzin

Since 1980, Dr. Berzin has traveled the world, lecturing on Buddhism in universities and Buddhist centers in over 70 countries. He was one of the first to teach Buddhism in most of the communist world, throughout Latin America and large parts of Africa. Throughout his travels, he has consistently tried to demystify Buddhism and show the practical application of its teachings in daily life.

Kathleen McDonald (Ven Sangye Khadro)

Originally from California, Kathleen McDonald (Ven Sangye Khadro) began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala, India, in 1973. She became a nun in Nepal the following year, and received full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. At the request of her teachers, she began teaching in 1980, and since then has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in various countries around the world, occasionally taking time off for personal retreats.

Ven Robina Courtin

Ordained since the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full-time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom. Venerable Robina has traveled extensively and taught the Dharma all over the world. Venerable is an extraordinary person with boundless energy and charisma and her style when teaching the Dharma is sparklingly clear, direct, and compassionate.


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