Land Consecration – Chapagaon Dharma School

It is with great joy that we bring you news of the Chapagaon Dharma School. On the day of the Great Festival of Miracles (22 Feb 2016), we initiated the ground levelling on the site of the Dharma School. The land on which the school will be built is uneven with three different ground levels, so we have now brought them all to the same level, approximately 9 feet below the original monastery.

Then subsequently on Dakini Day (4 March 2016), Kyabje Chokling Rinpoche and Tulku Rigzin Pema Rinpoche came to consecrate and bless the land, burying a geomancy earth vase specially made by Tulku Rigzin Pema Rinpoche. It was a beautiful day where the sky was clear, our monks from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and the monks from Chapagaon Monastery themselves preparing everything needed for the ceremony.

Read more about the school here and click here to contribute to this meritorious project.

Message from Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche to worldwide sangha, April 2015

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters:

My family joins me in most sincerely thanking you for all the heartwarming messages of love, well wishes, prayers, release of lives, lighting lamps, and other merit makings for my health and longevity. We have been deeply touched by your profound compassion and devoted concern.

After a few months of rest and convalescence, we are happy to share with you the good news that I am healthy. I have been able to join in Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery’s annual prayers including the Tsekar and Ngakso Drubchens.

Although I won’t be travelling much this year, please know that you and your family are always in our hearts and daily prayers. We make aspiration prayers that we shall meet up again soon.

My heartfelt advice is for you to please continue to strive in your personal dharma practice in accordance with the empowerments, transmissions, and instructions I have affectionately offered to you. In the future I shall share with you more of the nectar of Dharma so please take care and tashi delek.

With much love, blessings and prayers;

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

 

A recent photo of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, father and son.

A recent photo of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, father and son.

Sadhana Ritual Course News Update

Terton Chokgyur Lingpa

Terton Chokgyur Lingpa

The 5th  annual Sadhana Ritual Course began on Guru Rinpoche day, December 31st with the Chokling New Treasures three roots empowerments being bestowed by Neten Chokling Rinpoche. It was an honor that Neten Chokling Rinpoche was able to grant these precious ripening empowerments upon the thirty participants and all were very grateful for the rare opportunity. People from over 10 countries participated in the course at Asura Cave retreat center which was founded by Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and his consort, Mayumla Kunzang Dechen. It is a blessed environment for vajrayana practice and for the Nyingma tradition of Guru Rinpoche.

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sangha group photo at the conclusion of the Vajrakilaya segment of the retreat.

 

Two senior lamas from Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling taught upon the profound development stage teachings in general and transmitted the visual and explanatory lineage for the sadhanas of Tukdrup Trinley Nyingpo, Sangtik Phurba and Kurukulle. The course participants were all of varying degrees of experience and knowledge of varjrayana practice and the teachings were deeply meaningful and helpful for everyone. There was ample time for questions and answers both during formal sessions and during breaks with the lamas.

sunrise over Pharping

sunrise over Pharping

In the early morning the group practiced the given sadhana being taught and offered a tsok each evening led by the lamas. On Dakini day they practiced extensively all day and on Dharmapala day they practiced vajrakilaya together with dharma protector offerings.  Throughout the course all who were interested had the chance to learn to be shrine master, make tormas and learn to play the instruments used by the chant master as well as how to use the vajra, bell and hand drum. Everyone learned how to carry out a personal retreat focusing on these sadhana practices as well as how to do the practices in a group.

Lama Sherab Dorje teaching the intricacies of  making tormas.

Lama Sherab Dorje teaching the intricacies of making tormas.

This course was a great success and all participants came away with a deeper understanding and experience of the development stage practices and the blessing of the lineage practices being taught.

The purpose of the sadhana ritual courses is to allow practitioners to learn, practice and come to master the development stage meditative and ritual tradition along with its profound pith instructions and lineage traditions. The final day was concluded with a Cleansing Smoke (sang cho) Offering on the mountain above Asura Cave.

short pilgrimage to Guru Rinpoche cave at Yanglesho on the break day.

short pilgrimage to Guru Rinpoche cave at Yanglesho on the break day.

It is due to the great kindness and initiative of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche that beginning in 2015 it is planned to offer a number of other such courses though the dates have yet to be confirmed.

Official launch of the Lhasey Lotsawa project:

Dear friends,
Today we launched our new Lhasey Lotsawa website where you can find details of our translations and publications projects. In particular many of our practice texts are available there for free download. Heartfelt thanks go to all the fellow students and friends who have offered their sponsorship and support to make this all possible. Click here to visit the new site.
Warmest wishes,
The Lhasey Lotsawa team

Phakchok Rinpoche’s Asia Tour Schedule

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Dear Friends,

Phakchok Rinpoche will be traveling and teaching in Asia through the end of this year. His teaching schedule can be found here and will be updated as additional teachings are announced.

In particular, Rinpoche will be holding the following retreats :
31 Oct – 3 Nov : Mahamudra Retreat – Malaysia
20 – 23 Nov : Lotus Essence Tantra Retreat – Singapore
25 – 26 Nov : Four Foundations (Ngondro) Retreat – Thailand

May all be auspicious! Sarva Mangalam

Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche’s 2014 Asia Tour

This year Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche spent nearly two months in Malaysia and Singapore sharing the dharma with many people. The tour started at Ka-Nying Ling, the oldest of our dharma centers in S.E. Asia, with several empowerments. Though Rinpoche had to suddenly travel back to Nepal to preside over the cremation ceremony of our monastery’s beloved treasurer, Namdrol Gyatso, who stayed in post death meditative samadhi for numerous days after his passing, the lamas travelling with Rinpoche stayed back and performed numerous pujas for the occasion.

When Chokling Rinpoche returned to Malaysia several days later, he led the planting of naga vases in the ocean in Klang, near Kuala Lumpur. In Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s newly established Rangjung Yeshe dharma center in Selangor, Chokling Rinpoche gave the empowerment for Tukdrup Sampha Lhundrup. This was very well attended and the new center was filled to the brim. Rinpoche then gave wonderful heart advice based on the Four Dharmas of Gampopa and Longchenpa at our Rangjung Yeshe center in Ipoh, Perak.

The sangha in Singapore led by resident lama Tulku Migmar have been working hard to open their new dharma center. Chokling Rinpoche along with lamas inaugurated the new Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana dharma center and the inauguration ceremony was attended by sangha from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia as well as from numerous Buddhist foundations in the area. Rinpoche’s visit to Singapore was concluded with a three day retreat on the Concise Manual For Daily Practice. This is the most concise Guru Rinpoche sadhana in our New Treasures lineage and the retreat was very well attended.

The highlight of Chokling Rinpoche’s two month dharma tour was the International Vajrasattva retreat held at the Ipoh Cave Temple. The location of the retreat was special because it is the place where our great refuge and protector, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche did three months of retreat, built a stupa, taught the dharma and gave empowerments for the first time in Malaysia thus planting the seeds of our lineage there. During the retreat Rinpoche gave a detailed commentary on the Vajrasattva of The Secret Essence practice and everyone practised four group sessions each day.

The next stop was in Cameron Highlands where Rinpoche conducted a Kurukulle fire puja. Rinpoche then travelled to the dharma center Rangjung Yeshe Kedah for the first time. He performed two days of puja there with the local sangha and was very happy to meet the students there.

The final stop on Rinpoche’s tour was Penang where he held a program in their new Rangjung Yeshe dharma center. Rinpoche auspiciously gave the center a copy of the forty volumes of the Chokling New Treasures texts. Rinpoche then taught on the four mind changings and the need to gradually gain stability in meditation through cultivating one’s practice on the path.

All in all it was a very successful dharma tour and everywhere Chokling Rinpoche went became filled with blessings and the auspiciousness of the dharma. It is taught that the dharma is the only medicine that can cure the sufferings of samsara and to have a master such as our Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche guiding us on the path is an incredible good fortune. May this great fortune continue further and further without obstacle!

During the Great Perfection, Heart Essence Of Samantabhadra retreat

Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

Opening ceremony of Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana Singapore

Rinpoche and Sangyum with international sangha members at the inauguration ceremony of Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana Singapore

Rinpoche with members of the center in Kulim

Rinpoche with members of the center in Kulim

Stupa built by Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche at the Ipoh Cave Temple_ Site of the 2014 International Vajrasattva retreat

Stupa built by Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche at the Ipoh Cave Temple, site of the 2014 International Vajrasattva retreat

Vase with offering substances during Naga Puja

Vase with offering substances during Naga Puja

2014 International Vajrasattva Retreat

2014 International Vajrasattva Retreat

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On one of the most auspicious days of Saga Dawa 13 June 2014 (Tibetan Wesak Day), we are extremely honored and humbled that the 4th Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche has compassionately agreed to lead us, for the first time, in a four-day Vajrasattva retreat at the very blessed site of Gunong Rapat Cave in Ipoh, Perak.

 Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

Kyabje Chokling Mingyur Dewey Dorje Rinpoche is the second son of the late and highly respected Dzogchen master, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and is the fourth reincarnation of the famous King of Treasure Revealers Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa (1829-70). Chokgyur Lingpa was one of the chief discoverers of Guru Padmasambhava’s hidden Dharma treasures, who revealed the 39-volume Profound Revealed Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa cycle of Vajrayana practices and direct instructions now widely practiced by the Nyingma and Kagyu schools. The current Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche was recognized and enthroned by the late 16th Gyalwang Karmapa Rangjung Rigpey Dorje and trained with many of the foremost masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools such as His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, Venerable Tenga Rinpoche, H.E. Kalu Rinpoche, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and his own father, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

The Vajrasattva of a Single Form practice that will be extensively taught and intensively practiced during this retreat is renowned as one of the Three Secret Bindu Cycles of Vajrasattva, Vajrakilaya, and Heruka and is from theProfound Revealed Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa. Vajrasattva, as lord of the mandala, is the embodiment of the wisdom of all of the Buddhas and is the most eminent skillful means to purify all of our negativities and obstacles, fulfill all of our wishes, complete the two accumulations, actualize the two-fold realization, and accomplish the two-fold benefit. Because its short lineage has remained unbroken and untainted to this day, the lineage of Chokgyur Lingpa’s profound treasure is very timely for our 21st century and still has the full potency of the blessings of Padmasambhava while being suffused with the dakinis’ warm breath.

For all of these reasons, we warmly invite all dharma brothers and sisters to join us in excitedly and happily welcoming Chokling Rinpoche to turn the sacred wheel of dharma at the Gunung Rapat Cave.

About the International Vajrasattva Retreat:

Retreat Information Kit PDF >
Retreat Registration Form PDF > 

International Vajrasattva Retreat 2014 – English – PDF
International Vajrasattva Retreat 2014 – Mandarin – PDF

Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche’s Asia schedule summer 2014

Dear Friends,

Here is Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche’s Asia Summer Schedule.

Schedule:

8-25 May
Ka-Nying Ling Dharma Center, Kuala Lumpur. Program >

27-28 May
Rangjung Yeshe Selangor, Petaling Jaya

30 May – 1 June
Rangjung Yeshe Perak, Ipoh. Program and Form >

6-8 June
Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana, Singapore

13-16 June
2014 International Vajrasattva Retreat, Ipoh. More >

20-21 June
Cameraon Highlands

24-25 June
Rangjung Yeshe Kedah, Kulim

27 June – 1 July
Rangjung Yeshe Penang, Penang

25-28 July
TBD

Schedule with full details is currently being prepared and will be available as a PDF. Please come back soon.

The Ocean of Amrita: Empowerment and Drupchen

Guru Rinpoche from the terma treasure of Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa.

Guru Rinpoche from the terma treasure of Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa.

The Ngagso practice is well known to the sangha of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche as it was established at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery by both Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Lama Putsi Pema Tashi. The Ngagso practice is entitled ‘Ocean of Amrita’ and combines the mandalas of the One Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities together with the Guru Rinpoche cycle of Lamey Tukdrup Barchey Kunsel. The particular aim of this extensive vajrayana ritual practice is to purify our damaged and broken vows and samayas of the three vehicles and to then restore them, with an emphasis on restoring the vajrayana samayas and retaking the path empowerments.

Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche on the final day of the drupchen.

Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche on the final day of the drupchen.

Every year the nine day drupchen is led by our Rinpoches together with lamas, monks and lay practitioners. This year Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche very kindly bestowed the rarely given empowerment for this practice just one week before beginning the drupchen. The Ngagso is a terma treasure revealed and further elaborated upon by Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa.