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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to request a registration form for the retreat.
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 email@example.com for information on the retreat or to register. To ensure an response, please include 21 Taras in the subject line.
Rinpoche will give the empowerment for Twenty-One Taras practice on July 16th, 2019 at Dance Mandala in Portland, Oregon. More information can be found on their website:
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.