We are overjoyed that Khenchen Tashi Dhondrup Rinpoche will be visiting us from Rinpoche’s shedra in Tibet! He is scheduled to be here from September 30 through October 14th. As much as possible, Rinpoche requests the sangha to be available to care for and spend time with Khenpo Tashi during this time period.
We are working hard to come up with a schedule for his visit. These are the dates we have planned so far, further details TBD. Please continue to check the website calendar for updates.
*Saturday, September 30, 3:30 pm- Airport greeting followed by dinner at OKL with Khenchen Tashi Dhondrup Rinpoche
*Tuesday-Saturday, Oct.3-Oct. 6 : The sangha may participate in preparing to fill the statues as needed. The plan to formally consecrate the statues is still TBA but will occur during this period of time
Teaching Schedule for Khenchen Tashi Dhondrup Rinpoche:
We have the great merit to receive teachings, empowerments and transmissions in the Longchen Nyingthig tradition from Khenchen Tashi Rinpoche! In order to help support Khenchen Tashi Dhondrup Rinpoche’s visit, we ask you consider donating the following for teachings and empowerments: $175 ($25 per public talk and $50 per empowerment) up to $250 for the teachings and empowerments, as you are able. Donating more helps us to cover more of the costs associated with Khen Rinpoche’s visit.
*Thursday, October 12 at 7 pm: Teachings on Guru Yoga *Guru Yoga is the outer practice, or the door to the Longchen Nyingthig. Khenchen Tashi Dhondrup Rinpoche will teach on how to take the blessings of the Guru to the path by following in the footsteps of Yeshe Tsogyal, the great wisdom dakini and primary disciple of Padmasambhava.
*Friday October 13 at 7pm Pure Land of Amithaba Empowerment
*Saturday October 14 at 10 am - Rigdzin Dupa (“Gathering of Vidyadharas”) Empowerment *Khenchen Tashi Dhondrup Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment for Rigdzin Dupa, the inner practice of the Longchen Nyingthig. This practice, Gathering of the Vidyadharas, is the quintessential practice for accomplishing the wisdom mind of Padmasambhava, which contains the wisdom and blessings of all Vidyadharas.
*Sunday October 15 at 10 am - Dukngal Rangdrol (“Self-Liberation of Suffering) Empowerment, the secret practice of the Longchen Nyingthig, and the Empowerment of One Thousand Buddhas