Khenpo Jigme at Vajra Vidya Portland
Teaching on the Heart Sutra with Medicine Buddha Practice

Wednesday, April 19 – Sunday, April 23, 2017


The Heart Sutra is one of the best-know and most widely-recited discourses of the Buddha. Concise and profound, it contains the essence of the Mahayana teachings on emptiness and interdependence. Khenpo Jigme’s talks on the Heart Sutra will be accompanied by instructions on Medicine Buddha practice. The practice of Medicine Buddha promotes healing and develops insight.

Khenpo Jigme was born in Bhutan in 1968 and became a monk at a young age. After completing monastic college, he entered three-year retreat at Namo Buddha in Nepal. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him khenpo (professor and preceptor) at the Vajra Vidya Institute in India, and later the retreat master of Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Colorado. Khenpo Jigme teaches throughout North America on both Buddhist philosophy and essential practice instructions.

Program fee:  $195 for Vajra Vidya Portland members/$210 for non-members

Tentative Schedule:
Wednesday to Saturday:
9am to 5pm (lunch break noon to 1:30)

9am to 4pm
(followed by a potluck dinner with Khenpo Jigme TBA)

Space at V.V.P. is limited. Please register using the links below or by sending a check to:
Vajra Vidya Portland, PO Box 7793, Portland, ME 04112
Your registration will be confirmed when payment is received.

If you have any questions, please email or call 774.6986

Member Registration

Non-member Registration

Scholarship Fund Donation

V.V.P is funded entirely by membership dues, donations and program fees. We are committed to making our teachings, classes and study/practice opportunities available to everyone. If you are unable to pay the listed cost, please contact us at the email or phone listed above, to discuss your circumstances.

If you are able to make an additional donation, please consider contributing to our scholarship fund, which supports attendance for those who are unable to afford this teaching.