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chod and phowa empowerment

April 2020 in Vancouver, Washington

Rinpoche will give the empowerments for Chod and Phowa in Vancouver, Washington on April 4th and 5th of this year.

We will receive teachings on two of Rinpoche’s heart practices, Bellowing Laugh of the Dakini Chod and the Phowa Which Accomplishes Buddhahood Without Meditation. Please join us for this rare opportunity to learn Chod and Phowa from an authentic master and yogi.

The retreat will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. The retreat organizers have reserved a limited number of discounted rooms at the hotel, which you may reserve by using this room reservation link or calling the hotel and asking for the Lama Wangdu courtesy room block.

Visit www.betsybergstrom.com or contact Betsy Bergstrom at betsy@betsybergstrom.com for more information and to request a registration form for the retreat.

regarding lineage holders

Over the last year, Rinpoche has received many questions regarding people who represent themselves as Rinpoche’s lineage holder or official representative.  Rinpoche has asked us to inform everyone that he has given several students permission to teach and lead Chod practice but he has not empowered anyone as a lineage holder of the Shije, Chod or Longchen Nyingthig traditions.

Further, Rinpoche has not appointed a “Dharma heir” or “official representative” or authorized any person or organization to raise money or perform other activities in his name.

If Rinpoche empowers one or more people as lineage holders, appoints a Dharma heir or official representative, or otherwise authorizes others to act in his name, he will make a public announcement.