Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche has generously offered to bestow the following Dudjom Tersar empowerments:
Tentative Daily Schedule:
Wangs or lungs occur at 3:30-5:30 pm PST every day.
Sat. Sept. 23rd:
Tsokye Tuk Tig
Sun. Sept 24th:
Khandro Tuk Tig
Mon. Sept 25th:
Dorsem Lama Chodpa and possible teaching
Wed. Sept. 27th:
Thurs. Sept. 28th:
Protector Lungs and possible teaching
Fri. Sept. 29th:
Putri Reg Pung Vajrakilaya
Rinpoche will return at a later date to bestow the
Troma and Chimed Sok Tig wangs.
A Message from Orgyen Dorje Den:
“How astonishing!We have the incredible good fortune to receive several days of empowerments and reading transmissions from Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche.
The first two days, Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche will bestow the empowerments for the principal Guru and Dakini, or father and mother, practices of the Dudjom Tersar tradition.
The Guru and Dakini practices are performed at our dharma centers on Guru Rinpoche Day and Dakini Day every month. Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyal are the source of the Nyingma Tradition and their blessings accompany and support a practitioner on the Buddhist path.
The third day, Monday, September 25, Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification. Combined with the Guru and Dakini empowerments, these three constitute the Three Roots empowerments (guru, yidam, and dakini) for the Dudjom Tersar tradition. For students who are starting the preliminary practices (ngondro), and for anyone practicing Dudjom Tersar, these empowerments are crucial.
The Vajrasattva practice is also performed as an annual 10-day retreat at Tashi Choling. Vajrasattva is an important deity in Vajrayana Buddhism for purification of one’s vows and karma. It is the main statue at Tashi Choling and had a special connection to Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche.
The Protector Reading Transmissions (lungs), offered on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28, constitute the collection of protector practices performed on a daily basis at Tashi Choling. All of Gyatrul Rinpoche’s students are encouraged to receive these so that they may be able to support these practices in the future.
On the final day, Friday, September 29, Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche offers the Vajrakilaya empowerment, which authorizes one to practice Vajrakilaya, the wrathful aspect of Vajrasattva. Vajrakilaya practice is performed as an annual 10-day retreat at Tashi Choling, and one must have received this empowerment to attend. The retreat will be held this year November 3-13th.”