Celebrating Spiritual Diversity – Nick Halpin

May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rollo Centre

Nick HalpinNick Halpin

When Nick Halpin’s friends brought back a photo of a remote mountain village in Nepal he clearly heard the call of the Himalaya. “I can’t believe a place like this still exists,!” he thought.

After an injury kept him bedridden for a month, he made a vow to fulfill a dream – he would spend a year wandering the mountains of Tibet, Nepal, India and Pakistan.  Quite unintentionally he found he had made a Buddhist pilgrimage.

Nick has since returned to the Himalaya a dozen times, leading small cultural tours, making personal pilgrimages, visiting monasteries and teachers as well as supporting a remote village hospital in Nepal.

He has studied extensively with Lama Gangchen Rinpoche, his root teacher, learning various Tibetan healing practices, as well as both Indian and Tibetan Yoga, Qigong, and meditation.

While deeply attracted to a monastic way of life, he finds himself on Gabriola living his practices daily: through his photography, with his family, and amongst his friends.

While not an authority on Buddhism by any means, Nick remains dedicated to the belief that Buddhism offers an effective means to enhance our human potential, thus improving the world for all beings to live in.

As a visual artist, Nick intends to use various images to illustrate the basic tenets of Buddhism and share how they have affected his life by offering a refreshing perspective.

As Buddhism is an invitation to practise rather than a belief system to be learnt, it seems appropriate to end the evening by exploring a Tibetan Self Healing practice, so one can ‘taste’ it for themselves.

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