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Empowerment and Teachings on Dorje Drolo: Summer Dzogchen Retreat
July 15, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Empowerment and Teachings on Dorje DroloAccording to the Lineage of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche
Bestowed by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
The eighth emanation of Guru Rinpoche is known as Guru Dorje Drolo. Dorje is the Tibetan word for vajra, which can be translated as “indestructible.” Drolo means “ultimately,” or “insanely wrathful,” and is sometimes translated as “crazy wisdom.” So the name of the eighth emanation of Guru Padmasambhava is “Indestructible Crazy Wisdom.”
Guru Dorje Drolo emanated right before Guru Rinpoche’s departure from Tibet as a way of confirming the legacy of his teachings and activities. Some histories say that Guru Rinpoche stayed in Tibet for 55 years and that this emanation appeared about 5 years before he left. During this time, he gave many teachings that the wisdom dakini Yeshe Tsogyal transcribed, and following Guru Rinpoche’s instructions, she hid many of these teachings throughout Tibet.
In order to preserve the practice of Dharma in Tibet and secure the commitment of the local spirits to extend their protection across generations, Guru Padmasambhava emanated as Dorje Drolo. In this form, he reconfirmed the power of his realization and ensured the support of the invisible beings. Dorje Drolo is the buddha dedicated to the awakening of everyone living after Guru Rinpoche left Tibet.
Dorje Drolo is also a very special and powerful emanation to help clear away and dispel complex webs of mental and emotional obstacles. Dorje Drolo is the best practice for removing mental and emotional obstacles. Guru Rinpoche appeared in this form to liberate sentient beings from anger and attachment.
People who feel mentally unstable or unhappy for no apparent reason would benefit from practicing on Dorje Drolo. Even though everything is fine, sometimes the mind still doesn’t feel comfortable, relaxed, or at peace. We feel unsettled. This is when practicing on Dorje Drolo is especially relevant and useful. It will help calm and balance the mind.
PBC members $420; $64/day
Non-members $530; $80/day
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839