We are excited to announce the details of Lama Yeshe’s upcoming visit to Tampa KTC! Lama Yeshe will be teaching on the values of Mindfulness in our daily lives, and will be providing instruction on meditation. Learn the value of ancient mindfulness practices that have innumerable benefits in our daily lives!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 – 6:30-8:30pm:

Join us at Kaleisia Tea Lounge in Tampa for an informal public talk with Lama Yeshe, “Mindfulness in Daily Life”. We will meet in Kaleisia’s beautiful Japanese Tea Room for a relaxed talk and question and answer session about mindfulness and meditation. Requested donation is $5.00, which includes your first cup of tea (but no one will be turned away). Come early for this event, as seating space is limited.

Kaleisia Tea Lounge, 1441 E. Fletcher Ave, Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 – 10:30am-12:30pm/2:30pm-4:30pm:

Join us at the Seminole Heights Branch Library in Tampa for two teaching sessions on meditation by Lama Yeshe. There will be a morning and afternoon session, both of which are free and open to the public. Lama Yeshe will teach on the value and benefits of mindfulness or calming meditation. He will also teach meditation technique, and there will be opportunities for practice and questions. The morning session will be 10:30am to 12:30pm, followed by a break for lunch on your own (there are many great restaurants in Old Seminole Heights). The afternoon session will be from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The sessions are independent of each other, so you can attend either one or both if you wish.

Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 Central Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

About Lama Yeshe:

Lama Tsultrim Yeshe (John Samuelson) has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1989. He completed the first three-year retreat at Karme Ling under the direction of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, earning the title “Retreat Lama.” He took novice monk vows in 1994 from Tai Situ Rinpoche and fully ordained monastic vows in 2008 from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

He worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for 8 years as a prison Chaplain. He continues to do volunteer work in the prison teaching meditation, Buddhism and giving guidance. He has gained valuable experience working with inmates in a medium security prison, many of them having had difficult and abusive childhoods, anger management problems, and high levels of anxiety and stress.

Lama Yeshe is the resident Lama at the Hay River Karma Thegsum Choling located in Western Wisconsin. He travels throughout the country to other Buddhist centers to teach and lead retreats.LamaYeshe2