BUDDHIST TEACHING WORLD TOUR COMES TO TROY, MAY 2 – 4

Sustainable clothing designer Kathleen Tesnakis, of 'e ko logic, is hosting Buddhist Monk Erik Drew Jung for a three-day teaching retreat starting this Friday May 2.

For Immediate Release

Kathleen Tesnakis, 518-867-1864
info@ekologic.com

Buddhist Teaching World Tour Comes to Troy May 2 – 4

Erik Drew Jung to Teach Happiness Through the Buddhist Path

TROY, N.Y. – The 2014 Dzogchen Buddha Path Teaching Tour stops in Troy this weekend.

Sustainable clothing designer Kathleen Tesnakis, of ‘e ko logic, is hosting Buddhist Monk Erik Drew Jung for a three-day teaching retreat starting this Friday May 2.

The events around downtown Troy are open to the public by donation. Reservations are encouraged.

Buddhist Monk Erik Drew Jung wears 'e ko logic hatJung, of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland, Ore., will lead sessions teaching Buddhist tools for successful meditation, reducing stress, improving heath and vitality. He returns to Troy for the second year in a row, after a world-teaching tour through the United States, Russia, Finland and Estonia.

“It’s really amazing to have a full-on Buddhist retreat right here in our community, and to offer it by donation-only,” Tesnakis said. “Erik fell in love with our city and community during his last visit. He can tell we have incredible vibrancy. We come together and we grow good things.”

SPREADING TROY TO THE WORLD

During his world travels to teach happiness through the Buddhist Path, Jung has brought a piece of Troy, N.Y. with him: a custom ‘e ko logic onion top hat, made with re-purposed saffron yellow and burgundy cashmere, with a skyblue accent and white yarns on top to signify eagle feathers traditionally worn by Buddhist monks.

“My design for the ‘e ko logic onion top hat was inspired by my childhood in the Himilayas,” Tesnakis said. “Buddhist monks wear traditional clothing and my hat was approved and blessed by Erik’s lama.”

Today, there are 27 other monks of Dzogchen Shri Singha who travel the world wearing the made-in-Troy hat by ‘e ko logic.

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Introduction to Buddhist Fundamentals
With 30-min. Q&A

Friday, May 2
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meet at Heart Space Yoga
10 2nd Street, Troy, NY
518-512-3390

Tools for successful meditation: Learn how easy it is to meditate

Saturday, May 3
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location to be determined based on class size.
Reservations: info@ekologic.com

Buddhist principles of Dying, Death and Rebirth

Saturday, May 3
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location to be determined based on class size.
Reservations: info@ekologic.com

Morning Buddha Path Practice with Erik

Sunday, May 4
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the ‘e ko logic studio
1 Fulton Street, Troy, NY
Bring pillow and a blanket for meditation

Tools for reducing stress and increasing health and vitality

Sunday, May 4
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
& 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet at Heart Space Yoga
10 2nd Street
518-512-3390

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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ABOUT ERIK JUNG

Erik Jung is a monk and authorized Dharma Teacher of The Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. A lifelong Buddhist practitioner, Erik has spent more than nine years studying closely with Khen Rinpoche. He is a passionate and inspiring teacher in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthig Lineage of Mahayana Buddhism and has taught extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

Website: http://www.erikjung.com

Buddhist Monk Erik Drew Jung wears 'e ko logic hat

ABOUT DZOGCHEN SHRI SINGA

Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland is a non-profit organization whose mission is to spread authentic Buddhist teachings and to support the enlightened Dharma activity of Great Perfection of Wisdom lineage holder Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Rinpoche was born in the holy Dzogchen region of Tibet, where he began training in Buddhism at the Dzogchen Monastery at the age of five.

Website: http://wayoftruehappiness.com

ABOUT ‘E KO LOGIC

‘e ko logic is a designer of “green” clothing worn around the world. Established in Portland, Ore. in 1996, ‘e ko logic uses recycled cashmere and post-consumer fabric to create one-of-a-kind hats, scarves and sweaters for men and women. They also make cashmere dresses and skirts.

Since 2003, ‘e ko logic has been based in Troy, N.Y. This October, the husband-and-wife owned company opened a retail shop and atelier in the historic Frear Bazaar building at 1 Fulton Street in Troy.

Website: http://www.ekologic.com

IMAGES:

For photos of Erik Jung wearing his ‘e ko logic onion top hat and traditional monk’s attire, click: here and here.

CONTACT:

For media, contact: Kathleen Tesnakis at 518-867-1864 (mobile) info@ekologic.com

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