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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.

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.

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.