Monday, December 18, 2017

4th Winter Mindfulness Camp

''The mind is much more important than anything. Because, if you don’t control your mind, all the others no point of control. You are not your mind’s boss. Your mind is your boss.'' 
                                                                                                             Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche 
The Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative is organizing its Winter Mindfulness Camp at Chokyi Gyatso Institute (CGI), Dewathang from 6th - 13th January 2018. This mindfulness camp opportunity is created mainly for teachers, community leaders and genuinely interested individuals who can bring some impact in their community.
Interested educators and other individuals are requested to contact Mr. Tara Nidi Nepal at 77385197 or Ms. Karma Choki at 17983530 or Mr. Dawa at 17809331 or write to us at info@sji.bt for more information. The registration for the camp will be done on first come, first served basis. Contact us before 25th of December, 2017 for confirmation. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hook


Workshop participants with Khyentse Rinpoche 
In this technology era, teachers will require creative ways to ‘‘HOOK’’ the others. How can we do this? The film affords us a rich, audio-visual medium for transformation across cultures and times. Therefore, the creative film could be an effective teaching strategy.

Khyentse Rinpoche during the session 
To explore the power of film as a skillful means for connecting and teaching, I attended a 6-day workshop on an Introduction to Film at Sarnath International Nyingma Institute (SINI), in Varanasi. The workshop was facilitated by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Tuning Fork Production to delve into rich and manifold possibilities of presenting teaching through films. It was co-hosted by Sarnath International Nyingma Institute and Deer Park Institute.   
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche said ‘‘the film is one of the best medium for communication’’ and Rinpoche encouraged all the participants to continue using the skills to make more films.

Find a link of a compilation video of photos taken by participants: https://vimeo.com/246381115?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0 


Lopon Dechen of CGI (actor) and Ani Kinlay Dema (camera person)