Friday, March 1 2024

6 PM
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 6 p.m.
Multi-day Event
Weekend Teaching

 Tulku Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche 1 2021


Trekchod Teachings with Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche 


Dudjom Rinpoche's Ri Chö:

"Mountain Dharma"

 March 1-3, 2024

Rinpoche has graciously offered to give the Oral Transmission online for those who are not able to be here in person, Friday March 1 at 6:00 pm (Pacific). Please register to receive the streaming link. If you are not able to pay at one of the suggested donation levels, please contact the office.



Ri Cho: Extracting the Quintessence of Accomplishment –

Oral Instructions for the Practice of Mountain Retreat Expounded Simply and Directly in their Essential Nakedness 

In Person Only - Streaming Will Not Be Offered Due to the Restricted Content of the Teachings


Daily Schedule




The Advice for Mountain Retreat text is available to purchase in print or as a digital download at Dharma Treasures. If you would like, you may also order a Shower of Blessings sadhana for Sunday afternoon tsok in print or as a digital download.



"For those who, through the reunion of their perfectly pure past aspirations and potential karma, have heart-felt confidence in the Dharma of the profound and secret Great Perfection and in the Guru who reveals it, and who wish to go through the practice to its ultimate end, for all these fortunate beings here is an entrance door....."

[HH Dudjom Rinpoche, from Mountain Dharma]


Trekchod is the epitome of Vajrayana's Great Perfection (Dzogchen) teachings, introducing qualified practitioners to the View of original purity by "cutting through" deluded perceptions about the nature of mind and phenomena.  


Students must meet prerequisite requirements established by Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche to attend.

1. Completion of Ngondro is required. Ongoing practice and commitment to complete Ngondro is also acceptable.
2. Prior obtainment of the ‘Four Empowerments’ (དབང་བཞི་) of Vajrayana according to the inner tantras (any Vajrayana empowerment including Body, Speech, Mind and Precious Word empowerments) is mandatory.

3. Participants must have faith in Vajrayana and its gurus.



Offerings: If you would like, you are welcome to make offerings to Pema Osel Ling to create an auspicious connection with these teachings. Offerings can be made to Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche.



Chakung Tulku Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche's Biography

Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche was born in the Golok region of Eastern Tibet as the fourth descendant of the great Tibetan master Dudjom Lingpa, one of the foremost spiritual masters of 19th Century Tibet. At the age of 15, he was recognized as the reincarnation of Rigzin Longsel Nyingpo by Choktrul Tamdrin Wangyel. He attended Larung Gar Monastery and studied Buddhist teachings in great depth, including Sutra and Tantra, as well as Dzogchen pith instructions and empowerments with Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok, who formally requested that Rinpoche teach and preserve the lineage of Dudjom Lingpa. In addition to his training at Larung Gar, Rinpoche received teachings from a well-known female teacher and descendant of Dudjom Lingpa, Dakini Kunzang Wangmo, who also encouraged him to teach and preserve the Dudjom lineage.

While in Tibet, Rinpoche was responsible for the publication of many revelatory writings from Dudjom Lingpa and produced an original woodblock edition of the Nyingma Gyudbum, The 100,000 Tantras of the Nyingma Lineage, published at the Derge Printing House. Since 2011, Rinpoche has lived primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

In 2014, Rinpoche founded The Abhaya Fellowship, which is a Buddhist community dedicated to keeping the Nyingma lineage of the Dudjom Tersar alive, and functions as an umbrella for activities like meditation retreats, teachings and as a center for satellite sanghas or practice communities. On February 13, 2016, Rinpoche opened his Dharma center, Longsal Ling.