Lama Choyin Rangdrol Presents: Mercy, Mercy Me

Lama Choyin Rangdrol Presents: Mercy, Mercy Me

Mar 03, 2017 - Mar 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Community members of all faiths and traditions are invited to a heart-felt discussion on healthy strategies for oneself, family and community in times of uncertainty.

The discussion will be led by Lama Choyin Rangdrol, an African American teacher of Buddhism, known for his clear presentation of insight and practice.   The discussion will be grounded in the lyrical call for introspection in Marvin Gaye’s classic 1971 album, What’s Going On with the Dalai Lama’s 2017 advice for the same over next four years.  

Gaye’s album ranks #6 on Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.  It epitomizes the Dalai Lama’s call to take accountability for “your own mental attitude… no matter what your surroundings” The intersection offers a glimpse of survival themes across cultural lines, and bridges understanding between generations.


Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 4, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm with a lunch break at noon

Please register in advance for each program you are attending, payment accepted online, or in-person before the program.

Friday evening session is free; donations welcome.

Suggested offering for Saturday is $50 for general audiences, and $35 for students, seniors and Nalandabodhi members.  In the Buddhist tradition of dana, any level of donation is welcome.

Saturday afternoon is only open to attendees of Friday and Saturday sessions.

Sponsorships for others are also possible.

Livestream webcast available at no cost, donations welcome.

About Lama Choyin Rangdrol


Lama Choyin Rangdrol, who has recently moved to the greater Seattle area, is a Vajrayana Buddhist teacher in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He has taught extensively in Asia and Europe, including some remarkable work with the Dalit people of India, otherwise known as “untouchables.”

Rangdrol’s book “Black Buddha: Changing the Face of American Buddhism,” was featured as an American Buddhist classic in Buddhadharma magazine.

Rangdrol’s 2008 film “Festival Canceled Due To Heavy Rain,” which chronicled his pilgrimage to Cambodia’s Angkor monuments, received the Accolade Award for Filmmaking Excellence from the Hawaii International Film Festival.

Lama Rangdrol holds a degree in music from the University of Redlands School of Music, as well as graduate study in theatre and certificates of study from the National Shakespeare Company (New York) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London). He studied Dzogchen for two years in forest retreat with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and received teachings form Dungsé Thinley Norbu, followed by seven years of study with Khenpo Yumed Tinley who was a teacher at Mindroling monastery (Dehra Dun), abbot,of  Gantay Monastery in Bhutan, an abbot of Zilnon Kagyeling–monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.


Bookings are closed for this event.