Our weekly meeting often begins with a brief teaching led by Cliff Leftwich of Dharmakirti College, followed by 'Nine Round Breath', and 'Om Ah Hung' purification practice. We then formally practice one of the Sadhana's for which the group has received an empowerment and instruction. We have a warm and collegial group who welcome interested students.
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Buddhist Teachings & Empowerments
An ongoing series of teachings, presented by the
Drikung Dzogchen Community of Arizona and Dharmakirti
From the Yangzab
Terma Dharma Collections
Guide to the Fortunate: Empowerment " The Excellent Path of Benefit and Ease"
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also known as Thupten Nyingpo Rinpoche
At the request of Ontul Rinpoche, and other Drigung Kagyu Lama's, Thupten Nyingpo Rinpoche, is coming to the US for his first visit. Our intention is to invite Rinpoche to return to Tucson for further teachings and guidance.
Thupten Nyingpo Rinpoche's incarnations can be traced back to the extraordinary Drigungpa Atsara Sale, who lived in 9th century Tibet. Atsara Sale was one of the heart sons of Guru Rinpoche. Revered as a great practitioner of Vajrakilaya, he was also a consort of Yeshe Tsogyal.
The first incarnation known as Thupten Nyingpo was the younger brother of two notable teachers: the great 19th century Drigung Treasure revealer Nuden Dorje; and the first Ontul Rinpoche. The first Thupten Nyingpo Rinpoche became a great siddha, highly accomplished in the practices of Chöd and Vajrakilaya. Students of the Drigung lineage should note that the present Thupten Nyingpo's previous incarnation was one of the root teachers of our beloved Garchen Rinpoche. During teachings in Rochester a few days ago, HE Garchen Rinpoche showed great respect for Thupten Nyingpo Rinpoche and said that he had received teachings from his previous incarnation, including the empowerment HE Garchen Rinpoche was giving that day.
Thupten Nyingpo Rinpoche, together with H.E. Bongtul Tendzin Nyima Rinpoche, heads Lho Gar Monastary in Eastern Tibet. His teachers include H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, Ven. Ontul Rinpoche, Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche, and Drubwang Rinpoche. He also studied at the Payul (Nyingma) Shedra in South India. His activities for the future include creating a new Shedra at his Monastary as well as a school to care for and raise homeless orphans.
In whatever teaching or other activity he undertakes, he earnestly pursues hearing, reflecting, and meditation, never wasting a moment, always embodying the sacred intention of the Dharma. He presently continues to strive raising the Victory Banner, for the glory of the teachings and beings.
TULKUS OF LHO LUNGKAR GÖNPA, QINGHAI.
Bongtül Lineage Tulkus.
Ontül (Elder) Lineage Tulkus.
Chung (Younger) Lineage Tulkus.
Gyaltsab Lineage Tulkus (Chief