On December 21st, Rinpoche will be giving the Chod empowerment in Portland, Oregon. You can find more information and sign up here. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Rinpoche will give the empowerment for the 21 Tara practice called Garland of Lilies in Seattle on September 14th and 15th.
Please contact Betsy Bergstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the retreat or to register. To ensure an response, please include 21 Taras in the subject line.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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. More information, including how to register to attend, may be found here.
Also on March 1st, in Richmond, California, Rinpoche will offer the empowerment for Dechen Gyalmo (Queen of Great Bliss). More information, including how to register to attend, may be found here.