Talk by Gabor Maté: Taming the Hungry Ghost

June 20, 2008

image - AiA spiral - from awakeinaction.orgTaming the Hungry Ghost: The Universal Addiction Process, Its Origins and Healing

Thursday, July 3

Shambala Centre
3275 Heather Street

7:15-8:00 Talk by Dr Gabor Maté

6:30-7:00 Meditation
7:15-8:00 Talk by Dr Gabor Maté
8:00-8:30 Q&A
8:30-9:00 Book Signing

Payment by Donation

from Lisa:

We are hosting Dr. Mate July 3rd and I thought BPF may be interested in posting or letting members know — please do join us. Also, the teachings of Venerable Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche may be of interest too.

Lisa Hill

Shambhala Meditation Centre of Vancouver
3275 Heather Street |Vancouver | BC | CANADA | Contact: Lisa Hill | 778-235-1857

> Dr. Gabor Mate – July 3, 08 – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
> For those that may be interested, see below:
> AiA Meeting: July 3, 08 – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
> Special Guest: Dr. Gabor Mate
> Where: The Vancouver Shambhala Centre 3275 Heather St.
> Dana: Please do bring a donation to contribute towards these teachings.
> Topic: Taming the Hungry Ghost: The Universal Addiction Process, Its Origins and Healing.
> Dr. Mate’s newest book, In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, with be available for purchase. There will be a book signing at the end of the evening.
> Taught by: Gabor Maté M.D. URL:
> Meditation: 6:30 – 7:00
> Talk: 7:15 – 8:00
> Q&A: 8:00 – 8:30
> Book Signing: 8:30 – 9:00
> More questions, email: lisa [at]

Venerable Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

Where: The Vancouver Shambhala Centre 3275 Heather St.
When: July 22 and 23
Topics: Gesar of Ling & Eco Dharma

Jigme Rinpoche is known for his fluency in English and his lively, direct, fluid, humorous and down to earth teaching style. His clear and fresh outlook very quickly cuts through cultural and personal misperceptions about the Buddhadharma.

Tuesday, July 22nd
7:00 p.m. (Everyone Welcome)
Gesar of Ling – Warrior King

Gesar of ling is a very important cultural figure for the Shambhala Teachings of Chögyum Trungpa, Rinpoche. Gesar’s story is the Tibetan national epic and the last living epic in the world. The Gesar epic discusses the principles of windhorse (lungta), authentic presence (wangtang), confidence and dignity (ziji) and enriching presence (yang) – the principles that are taught in the Shambhala texts by Trungpa, Rinpoche. Gesar’s teachings are said to appear at a time when the world is in turmoil.

Link to Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Biography and Gesar Festival at Dechen Choling in May 08

Wednesday, July 23rd
7:00 p.m. (Everyone Welcome)

Eco Dharma – Socially Engaged Buddhism

In addition to fulfilling his role as a spiritual teacher, Jigme Rinpoche began in September 1993, in Orissa, India, to fulfill his humanitarian role as a socially-engaged Buddhist, a term he is happy to be known by, and which has become a central part of his life’s work. Born in India, Jigme Rinpoche, has firsthand experience of the plight of Tibetan refugees and local villagers alike in finding and retrieving potable water. This inspired him to found the Pure Water Project, for which he received great admiration and a citation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile.

Links to Youtube videos about Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche’s projects:

The Safe Drinking Water Project –

Eco dharma –


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