A revered lineage holder of the Dudjom Tersar, Tulku Thadral Rinpoche is an incarnation of Lama Thadral Rinpoche, a second generation student of Dudjom Lingpa who achieved rainbow body. He is a Khenpo and Principal and Director of Education at HH Dudjom Rinpoche’s shedra, the Nyingmapa Wishfulfilling Center for Study and Practice in Nepal. He is a master of ritual and philosophy, and when possible spends months of each year in retreat.
Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche introduced Tulku Thadral Rinpoche to Lama Tharchin Rinpoche a few years ago, saying that in the future it would be good to have Rinpoche teach at Pema Osel Ling as he has the perfect lineage, knowledge and realization and is extremely humble and very noble. Tulku Thadral Rinpoche visited Pema Osel Ling for the first time in 2014, giving his first teaching on the land and presiding as vajra master over a Mendrup Drupchen. Extensive Biography
Green Tara Empowerment and Teachings
Rinpoche received the empowerment for Dudjom Lingpa's Tara practice from Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. There are many beings who accomplish buddhahood with the support of a male body, but Tara is unique in that she made a vow to accomplish buddhahood in a female body and work for the benefit of sentient beings in that way.
Through the practice of Tara we can achieve all supreme and common siddhis. Tara is the supreme deity for accomplishing the object of our desires, or put another way, for accomplishing enlightened activity.
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November 9,10,11 (evening program)
Saraswati Empowerment and Teachings
The Great Treasure Revealer Dudul Dorje's Red Saraswati practice is found in the Rinchen Terdzo. Rinpoche received the complete Rinchen Terdzo empowerments twice, once from Dodrupchen Rinpoche, and again from Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, who had in turn received them from Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche.
Saraswati is similar to Tara is many ways, but she is a deity of knowledge and wisdom just like Manjushri, and is sometimes considered the consort or companion of Manjushri. Saraswati is a revered deity in many Buddhist and non-Buddhist traditions.
(A note regarding all empowerments: there is no formal commitment - Rinpoche asks that you pray to Guru Rinpoche.)