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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. 

chod DVDs are available

we have a new batch of DVDs. These DVDs are an excellent way to learn the Chod practice and melodies by watching Rinpoche perform the practice. Please send an email to for more information.

rinpoche visiting toronto, canada

Good morning!  Lama Wangdu RInpoche will be visiting Toronto, Canada later this month. He will not be giving public teachings during this trip but he will be seeing visitors.  He will be staying for approximately one month.

We believe that RInpoche will begin seeing visitors on September 18th or 19th.  If you would like to meet with RInpoche while he is there, please send an email to info at lamawangdu dot org.  Please include your full name, a phone number where we can reach you, three or four days that would work for you, and the reason you would like to see RInpoche.   We will get back to you as quickly as possible, by telephone, regarding your appointment.

lama wangdu in portland, oregon

Lama Wangdu Rinpoche has returned to the United States and is currently at his residence in Portland.

He is currently leading Chod and Cham practice at The Movement Center. You can find information on scheduled practice days and times for Chod on their website.

When we have additional information on RInpoche’s teaching and travel schedule, we will post it here and to the email list.

If you would like to receive information via email, please join our opt-in mailing list.

visiting rinpoche in kathmandu

Rinpoche has returned to Pal Gyi Ling Monastery in Kathmandu and will be in residence there until further notice.  If you would like to visit, he has regular public audience hours.

Public audience hours begin at 8:30AM, when the front gate of the monastery is opened.  The monastery gate is closed at 10:30AM. You must be inside before this time if you wish to meet with Rinpoche. Public audience hours end at approximately 11:30AM.

There are often many people wishing to see Rinpoche on any given day. Please be prepared for a wait, most of which will be outside.  Individual meetings are brief and held in his public audience room.  Rinpoche speaks Tibetan and Nepali; his grand-daughter, who is also his assistant, can translate from English into Tibetan.  If you speak another language, please bring a Tibetan or English-speaking translator with you.

Public audiences are normally held every day but may be cancelled or shortened without notice. If you arrive during the normal audience hours and find the gate locked, please return another time to visit.