Category Archives: teachings

regarding lineage holders

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

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

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.

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).

chod dvd still available

Some years ago, Rinpoche was taped while practicing the Bellowing Laugh of the Dakinis Chod. We have a limited number of DVDs of that recording now available. Rinpoche is alone and the audio/video quality is very good, so this is a good way to learn the Chod melody, drum and kangling.

If you would like a copy, please send an email to info at lamawangdu dot org with your name and shipping address. We request a donation of $28, including domestic shipping, or $40, including overseas shipping, for international orders. All proceeds support Rinpoche’s activities. Payment is only through Paypal.