7 p.m. Sunday, January 5. For information, call 713-630-0354. $15 suggested donation.
Jade Buddha Temple Grand Hall, 6969 Westbranch Drive
Adzom Paylo Rinpoche, the renowned lama from Tibet, began his studies at age five, went into full-time retreat at age 11 and became a teacher at 13. Now 30, the lama lectures at major monasteries in Tibet. He's come to Houston to impart his knowledge of Tong Len, the Tibetan Buddhist practice that purports to transform pain into love. If anyone can perform such a feat, it's likely to be Rinpoche, who is thought to be a reincarnation of a 17th-century Buddhist master.