Dear members and friends of Chagdud Gonpa,
Amazingly, we have arrived at our destination! It has been almost a year since the fire destroyed the Rigdzin Ling water system and it has now been fully rebuilt. The task was challenging and complex enough to demand that, side by side with our staff and volunteers, we hired consulting engineers, excavators and especially skilled trades people. The system has not just been restored as it was, but replaced with greatly upgraded fire-resistant pipes (well over 1,500ft.), reinforced fittings and a newly built and redesigned valve shed–the control-room of the system.
All of this was made possible because of the downpour of blessings from your prayers and your generous outpouring of money. The 265 individual donations we received totaled $170,000. The final cost for the project was $170,000. No kidding! Just under $20,000 of that total was from local grants designated for fire recovery. The balance was all from you, the Dharma community. You, who appreciate the beautiful intention of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche to create opportunities that connect people with the Sacred Dharma and be a support in their accomplishment of it. I feel honored to be part of this community and am filled with deep gratitude for being able to write this brief letter of good news to all of you.
With love and respect,
Lama Padma Gyatso
PS – Exciting reforestation project update coming soon.
SAVE THE DATES for In person and hybrid teachings. From April 1st to May 18th.
Lama Tsering, recognized as an emanation of Tara by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, will bestow the empowerment and teachings that will enable you to enter into this rich and powerful practice. This is one of the key meditations practiced at all CGF centers
The T’hroma-based practice of Chöd removes obstacles, both for our short-term happiness and those hindering our ultimate enlightenment. Tromge Jigme Rinpoche will serve as vajra master and umze for this event.
The fasting ritual practice is an easy yet powerful means to clear away obstacles to physical and mental well-being. It brings the practitioner to the essence of the supreme secret of Avalokiteshvara, the compassionate expression of all buddhas.
Tromge Jigme Rinpoche will continue the series of annual summer retreats covering all aspects of Vajrayana practice, including meditations, deity yoga sadhana, ritual arts and texts relevant to all nine yanas.