Friday, January 1, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm Central
Guru Yoga Practice and Tsok Ceremony Commemorating the Anniversary of the Mahaparinirvana of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche.
Join us in celebrating and honoring the mandala of enlightened blessings, realization, and activities still abounding from this great master of our time.
His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje was born in the early 20th century, and was a renowned body emanation of Drokben Khyechung Lotsawa, speech emanation of Yeshe Tsogyal, and mind emanation of Guru Padmasambhava. In particular, Khyechung Lotsawa emanated as many great tertons and scholar-masters throughout the centuries in Tibet. Guru Padmasambhava predicted the coming of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, including his exact birthplace, family, and personality.
H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche became one of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as the supreme head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. He worked closely with H.H. the Dalai Lama to reactivate Tibetan culture and religion. Yet at the same time, Dudjom Rinpoche was very humble and simple. He was the spiritual father to numerous distinguished practitioners, many of whom later became great lineage holders. He was very available to all devotees, and at their request, gave numerous pith instructions of nugget Dzogchen teachings that open the heart and mind. Through his teachings, we discover the original, innate nature of mind so we can live in the world happily and leave with tremendous confidence and signs of realization.
Texts we will use:
Shower of Blessings from Mipham Rinpoche
Feast of Summer by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
We will also recite some of our other healing practices as well.
If you would like to contribute to the feast offering, you can make a donation here.
If you would like to make a Tsok offering, you can do so here.
Sunday Discussion Nov. 29, 11am – 12 pm
Please watch the video before discussion, if possible. The discussion leader will also summarize the teaching and lead the questions. This week’s teaching has the following video:
The healing retreat is based on Heart Advice to All Practitioners by his Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. You may download this pith instruction here: Heart Advice To All Practitioners
All teachings may be found as a playlist on the PBC YouTube channel. The link to the PBC Channel is here. Click on the “Healing Retreat” Playlist
The Zoom link is here: Zoom for Sunday Discussion
The password is:514468; the meeting ID is: 880 0073 3817