Dudjom Tersar Empowerments and Teachings
with His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
August 8-11, 2011
At the request of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Lama Sonam Rinpoche and Vajrayana Foundation sangha, His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is giving teachings and empowerments at Pema Osel Ling from August 8 - 11, 2011.
Rinpoche started to give teachings on Monday August 8 by elucidating why he cannnot teach the Mahasandhi Dzogchen. In doing so he is clearly pointing out the most profound path. The teachings may continue.
Dorje Drolod (Complete) ,
Troma Nagmo (Complete)
Tse-drup Chimed Sok-Tik (Wednesday Aygust 10)
Chimed Sok-Tik is a longevity practice based on Amitayus that was revealed by Zilnon Namkhai Dorje for Dudjom Rinpoche’s long life. Dudjom Rinpoche always did this practice in Tibet and India. It is a long sadhana that has hitherto not been performed in the US. Now we have translated it in English and look forward to practicing it together.
Khandro Thukthik Tenshuk long life ceremony (Thursday)
“We requested His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to bestow these empowerments because Vajrayana Foundation’s main practices come from the Dudjom lineage. Receiving these empowerments is really necessary in order for us to do the practices here.
"His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is the third generation of Dudjom Father and Son lineage – he carries both family and Dharma lineage. For us he is very important, now and in the future.
This is the time to establish genuine Dharma in the West. Vajrayana Buddhism was established in Tibet by the Abbott Shantarakshita, Guru Rinpoche, and King Trisong Detsen. Later at a time of decline of Dharma in Tibet, in order to revitalize the Dharma, Shantarakshita incarnated as Jamgön Kongtrul, Guru Rinpoche incarnated as Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, and King Trisong Detsen incarnated as Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, known together as Jamgön Namsum.
"Now in the West, we have the great fortune that Shantarakshita incarnated as an emanation of Vajrapani, Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche; Guru Rinpoche incarnated as His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje; and King Trisong Detsen incarnated as His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. These are three extremely important lamas to establish the Dharma in the West. That is why we requested these particular empowerments from this particular teacher. I highly recommend that you join us.” – Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is a student of important Tibetan Buddhist lamas including Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, the 16th Karmapa, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Sakya Trizin. He is the head of the renowned Dzongsar Monastery and Dzongsar College. Rinpoche is currently responsible for the care and education of approximately 1600 monks distributed between six monasteries and institutes in Asia. He also oversees 6 branches of Siddhartha’s Intent, contemporary teaching and practice centers established in several continents as well as the non-profit organizations Khyentse Foundation and Lotus Outreach.