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Ten day In-person/Livestream Retreat

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Rigdzin Ling
Ati Ling
Amrita
Empowerment Required
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Red Vajrasattva: February 1 - 3, 2023
Padmakilaya: February 4 - 6, 2023
Vajrakilaya: February 7 - 9, 2023
February 10, 7–10am – Wood Dragon Year celebration

9:00AM – 12:30PM & 2:00 – 7:00PM PST

Registration now open! (see below)

Let’s join together to conclude the final  days of the Rabbit Year with power and auspiciousness at our group ritual  ceremonies. These meditation practices include prayers and mantra  recitations, teachings and daily feast offerings (tsok). Then, we will gather  together to welcome the Wood Dragon year, Saturday Feb 10, to take the  bodhichitta vow and recite the King of Aspiration Prayer.
 
It will be permissible to attend any of the practices for any amount of days,  but you  must have the specific empowerment for each.
  
Lama Padma will bestow the Red Vajrasattva and Padmakilaya empowerments on  the first morning of their respective practice days, ie., Feb. 1st and 4th.  The empowerments will not be livestreamed. Vajrakilaya empowerment will not be  given.

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Vajrasattva practice purifies the subtle mental and emotional habits that obscure our free, compassionate and open nature. Meditating with the skillful means of the Vajrayana tradition, it is swift and powerful. This lotus family Red Vajrasattva practice is drawn from the great teaching cycle known as “The Union of Enlightened Intent of the Three Kayas” revealed by Terton Padgyal Lingpa. Red Vajrasattva group retreats have been an annual event at Rigdzin Ling since 1993.

Padmakilaya was directly transmitted to Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche by Padgyal Lingpa himself and it became the wrathful guru practice that Rinpoche practiced for decades. It was then passed on to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche who, in turn,bestowed it several times at Rigdzin Ling. He authorized Lama Padma Gyatso to bestow the empowerment and propagate this powerful antidote to strong harmful influences and emotions.

Vajrakilaya brings the practitioner into direct contact with the display of compassionate wrath, the intense energy of enlightened activity that subdues the forces of negativity. Guru Rinpoche transmitted this method of accomplishing Vajrakilaya to his heart disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal, who made it her main practice and was the source of her extraordinary spiritual attainment. The specific practice we will use is The Razor that Destroys at a Touch, from Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche’s Treasure Cycle.

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Schedule:

Thursday

Date:2/01/24

Red Vajrasattva Drubchod

9AM-12:30 PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

Lama Padma will bestow the necessary empowerment in-person only.

 

Friday

Date:2/02/24

Red Vajrasattva Drubchod

9AM-12:30 PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

 

Saturday

Date:Date: 2/03/24

Red Vajrasattva Drubchod

9AM-12:30PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

 

Sunday

Date:2/04/24

Padmakilaya Drubchod

9AM-12:30 PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

Lama Padma will bestow the necessary empowerment in-person only.

 

Monday

Date:Date: 2/05/24

Padmakilaya Drubchod

9AM-12:30PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

 

Tuesday

Date:Date: 2/06/24

Padmakilaya Drubchod

9AM-12:30PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

 

Wednesday

Date:2/07/24

Vajrakilaya Drubchod

9AM-12:30PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

Vajrakilaya empowerment will not be given.

 

Thursday

Date:2/08/24

Vajrakilaya Drubchod

9AM-12:30PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

 

Friday

Date:2/09/24

Vajrakilaya Drubchod

9AM-12:30PM and 2:00PM- 7PM(PST)

In-person or livestream (Empowerment required)

 

Saturday

Date:2/10/24

Losar- Bodhichitta Vow Ceremony

7-10AM(PST)

In-person only

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Making an offering for this 10 Day Losar retreat:

Whether you are able to participate in the retreat or not, you can still make a meaningful connection to these powerful practices by making an offering for the daily tsoks, butterlamps or for the general expenses of the retreat at https://www.chagdudgonpa.org/make-an-offering

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For more information about this 10 Day Losar Event at Rigdzin Ling, please send an email to: events@chagdudgonpa.org


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Text Reminders for Livestream Events

Send LIVESTREAM to 833-410-0363 to receive a text message reminder prior to every livestream teaching or practice that you wish to attend. You will immediately receive a reply that will enable you to select which event you want to be reminded about. This secure number is only used for these reminders.

  • 15 minutes prior to every Precious Echoes Practice and The Way of the Bodhisattva Teachings you will receive a text message reminder with the login and password.

  • One day prior to every livestream Tsok Feast Practice, you will receive a reminder with the login and password.

Red Vajrasattva, Padmakilaya and Vajrakilaya

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Become an Event Volunteer

If you’re unable to afford an event, volunteering is a great way to attend. Volunteers help support retreats and events by cleaning, helping in the kitchen and fulfilling various tasks when necessary. Their contributions are invaluble to the Dharma activities of Rigdzin Ling.

If you’re interested in volunteering for an event, send an email to events@chagdudgonpa.org and you’ll hear back from us within a few days.

Students attending a Buddhist meditation retreat at Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling in Northern California.
Students listening to a teaching by Lama Padma Gyatso in shrineroom of Tara House at Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling.
Event Scholarship Fund

Making an offering to the event scholarship creates the conditions for those with limited financial resources to be able to attend retreats and teachings.

Multiple rows of lit butterlamps at Khadro Ling in Três Coroas, Brazil.
Butterlamp Offering

Just as light dispels darkness, the lamp represents the removal of ignorance so that you and all beings can attain the wisdom of enlightened mind.

A plate of food (tsog) being offered to Lama Padma Norbu by two young boys at Khadro Ling in Três Coroas, Brazil.
Tsok Offering

Tsogs are hosted on relevant lunar days at several centers. Sangha members may make offerings to tsog as a way of dedicating merit and participating from afar.