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|The Lion's Roar|
|Date||Wednesday February 27|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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390 27th Street, Oakland (between Telegraph and Broadway)
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THE LION'S ROAR
Presented by Pamela Ayo Yetunde
This film presents a masterful portrait of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the great Tibetan Buddhist master known as the Black Hat Lama, who was the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. The Karmapa is the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage, one of the four great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He is recognized as the embodiment of the teachings of his lineage, one that traces its source from teacher to disciple through Tibet‘s great teachers Milarepa and Marpa to India‘s Naropa and Tilopa all the way back to the Shakyamuni Buddha.
During the 1959 invasion of Tibet by the People‘s Republic of China, the Karmapa left Tibet and settled in Rumtek, Sikkim, India. The construction of his new Rumtek monastery was completed in 1966. In 1974, the Karmapa set out on his first world tour. The film journeys with him in North America where he visited the Hopi Nation, offered teachings, and performed the Black Crown Ceremony. He enjoyed everything from zoos to video arcades, and initiated the construction of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in Woodstock, New York, the seat of his lineage in North America. The evocative film features rare interviews with renowned Tibetan Buddhist lamas Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Before and after the films, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House.
$5 donations are accepted for refreshments.