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Chod Empowerment – June 18, 2022

Rinpoche is going to give the empowerment for Chod on June 18th, 2022 at 11:00AM PDT.  The empowerment will be offered through Zoom.   If you would like to attend, you can use the following link:


If you would like to close the circle of generosity by making an offering to Rinpoche, you can use one of the following methods:

  • send an email to for paypal information
  • venmo:  Tsomo-Dechen

We are unable to offer technical assistance with zoom before or during the empowerment. Please be sure to set up and test your Zoom connection before the ceremony begins.

chod empowerment in los angeles (update)

Rinpoche will give the empowerment for the chod practice of khandro gay gyang (bellowing laugh of the dakinis) from the Longchen Nyingthig cycle during his visit to Los Angeles.

Rinpoche will visit Pure Land Farms in Topanga, California on February 13th where he will bestow the chod empowerment and lead practice afterwards. There will be an opportunity to offer a khata to Rinpoche at the conclusion of his visit.

To learn more about the event and register to attend, please visit the Pure Land Farms website by clicking this link.

los angeles and san francisco visits

Rinpoche will be in the Los Angeles area from February 13th through the 22nd and in the San Francisco area from February 23rd through March 1st. He will have time set aside to meet with visitors during this trip. If you would like to make an appointment to see Rinpoche, please send an email, which includes your full name and phone number, to info at lamawangdu dot org.

On March 1st, in Richmond, California, Rinpoche will lead the ritual healing practice called Changbu Gyatsa, also known as Hundred Handprint.

Also on March 1st, in Richmond, California, Rinpoche will offer the empowerment for Dechen Gyalmo (Queen of Great Bliss).

CHÖ practice in March

Rinpoche will be leading Chod practice at the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Center in March. Practice is on Tuesdays and begins promptly at 600PM. Please arrive early so you can be in your place and ready to practice when Rinpoche arrives.

The text is Bellowing Laugh of the Dakinis, arranged by Rinpoche.

You can find more information on the Cultural Center, including the Center’s location here.

Rinpoche is in the United States

Rinpoche has returned to the United States and is again living in the Portland area. He will be traveling to Los Angeles and San Francisco in Februrary. We will post information about the California trip shortly.

While in Portland, Rinpoche is generally in retreat. If you would like to visit Rinpoche, please send an email to info at lamawangdu dot org and we will do our best to arrange an appointment.