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Peaceful and Wrathful Journey of the Mind.
Vajra Master - Ven. 3rd Drigung Ontül Rinpoche
Organizer: Ratnashri Dharma Centre 
129C, SS25/2, Petaling Jaya, 47301 Selangor, Malaysia.
Date: 1st May – 19th May 2002.
Venue : Chempaka Buddhist Lodge, Selangor (1st-5th May) - Map
Venue : Ratnashri Dharma Centre, Selangor (7th - 11th May) - Map
Venue : Triyana Dharma Chakra Vihara, Taiping (19th May) - Address
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Venue, Program & Schedule
There will be public blessings from 1st-5th May withe the sacred original Terma Text which will purify one's negative Karma and eliminate obstacles.
Venue: Chempaka Buddhist Lodge, P. Jaya. Selangor. (See Map & Address)
Open to public, admission free.
Wed
01-May
2pm-3:30pm
Yangzab Terma Foundation Teaching– Part 01.
4pm-6pm
Yangzab Terma Foundation Teaching– Part 02
8pm-10pm
Buddha Amitayus Longlife Empowerment (Yangzab Terma).
Thu
02-May
3pm-6pm
Jangchub & Phowa prayers for Deceased (Yangzab Terma).
8pm-10:30pm
Instructions and Commentaries on the "Regular Practice of the Three Roots & Self Liberation in the Bardo".
Fri
03-May
3pm-6pm
Jangchub & Phowa prayers for Deceased (Yangzab Terma).
8pm-10:30pm
Shi-Thro (Tagon) – Preliminary Consecration and Purification of Participants for the Actual Empowerment of the Shithro Mandala of the 100 Deities.
Sat
04-May
10am-12noon
2pm-5.30pm
7:30pm-10pm
Shi-Thro – Mandala of 100 Bardo Deities Empowerment (Wang)  Full-day non-stop empowerment process to receive the complete 100 deities
Sun
05-May
10am-12noon
2pm-5.30pm
7:30pm-10pm
Shi-Thro – Mandala of 100 Bardo Deities Empowerment (Wang)  Full-day non-stop empowerment process to receive the complete 100 deities
Venue: Ratnashri Dharma Centre, P. Jaya. Selangor.  (See Map & Address)
Limited to 40 students only, new intake with registration priority.
Tue
07-May
8pm-11pm
Teachings & Commentary on Yidam Hayagriva
Wed
08-May
8pm-11pm
Teachings & Commentary on Yidam Hayagriva
Thu
09-May
8pm-11pm
Teachings & Commentary on Yidam Hayagriva
Fri
10-May
8pm-11pm
Teachings & Commentary on Yidam Hayagriva
Sat
11-May
10am-12noon
3pm-5.30pm
6pm-8pm
9pm-11pm
Workshop on Yidam Hayagriva Practice
Workshop on Yidam Hayagriva Practice
Farewell Dinner
Yangzab Dzogchen Ngondro Practice & Discussion
Venue: Triyana Dharma Chakra Vihara, Taiping Perak.  (See Address)
Open to public, admission free.
Sun
19-May
2pm-6pm
Hayagriva Fire Puja
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This Page Contents the Followings :
Introduction-|-Vajra Master-|-Transmission-|-Empowerment-|-Benefits
Study Courses-|-Practice-|-Program & Schedule-|-Sponsorship & Others
Thanka Exibition-|-Shithro Introduction-|-Hayagriva Introduction
For more info, kindly contact Kenny Tham kennykkt@bigfoot.com or call ++60-19-4499294
There will be public blessings from 1st-5th May withe the sacred original Terma Text which will purify one's negative Karma and eliminate obstacles.
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Introduction to Shithro
Shithro, which translates as the Peaceful and Wrathful Bardo Deities, is considered part of the inner tantra. The Shithro empowerment is an initiation into the Peaceful and Wrathful symbolic deities that personify each practitioner's skandhas (aggregates of form, perception, feeling, mental volitions and consciousness) and the great elements (wind, fire, water and earth). The 100 divine figures commonly known, as the Bardo Deities and they are manifestations of the practitioner's five skandhas combined with the four elements. At the moment of death, the elements dissolve and their nature arises as after-death visions. The Bardo instructions provide us with a body of techniques and practices by which we can discover our own Buddha Nature.
100 Peaceful & Wrathful Bardo Deities
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Vajra Master
The 31st Drigung Kyabgon 5th Chetsang Thugje Nyima (1828-1889) recognized 1st Ontül Kunzang Drodül to be the emanation of Khiu Chung Lotsawa, one of the twenty-five main disciples of Guru Rinpoche. Since Kunzang Drodül was the elder brother of Orgyen Nüden Dorje, his successive incarnations are known as Ontül, which means 'the elder brother'.
In 1954, H.H. 37th Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa recognized him as the incarnation of Ontül, and were given the name Konchog Tenzin Thrinle Rabgye Palzangpo. Accordingly, in the same year he was enthroned in the Monastery Wogmin Thubten Shedrub Ling in Dokham-Nangchen, Tibet. Ontül Rinpoche is a well-known Dzogchen Master who holds both the unbroken lineage of the Maha Mudra (ChakChen) and Maha Ati (Dzogchen) transmission of the Drigung Kagyu Lineage.

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Transmission
The lineage of transmission is that of Yangzab Dzogchen, received by Guru Rinpoche and later recovered as Treasure by the 17th Lineage Holder Drigung Tertön Gyalwa Rinchen Phuntsog, who brought the Yangzab teachings and practices into the Drigung Kagyu lineage. 

Therefore Yangzab is known as the Drigung Dzogchen, the pinnacle of the Nine Yanas.

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Shithro Empowerment
The empowerment takes 3 full days and must be received in full. The first day involved with preliminary consecrations of the Shithro Mandala of 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Bardo Deities. On the second and third day the actual empowerments of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities are given in four phases on each day.
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Benefits
The benefits of receiving the empowerment, practicing it and reciting the mantra are many. One will recognize the stages of the Bardo as they occur, will not fall into lower existences, will attain liberation from cyclic existence and will eventually attain Buddhahood.
While it is good to recognize all 100 symbolic deities, it is not strictly necessary as they are included within the Five Buddhas and their Consorts. The crucial point is to recognize and realize the divine nature of one's own skandhas and elements, for the after-death visions arise from nowhere else.
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Amitayus Empowerment

On the 1st May, 2002 Ontül Rinpoche will bestow the Longlife Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and blessing all participants.

This empowerment is from the Yangzab Terma Dharma collection of texts revealed by the same Tertön Gyalwang Rinchen Phuntsog.

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10-Year Study Courses
The Drigung Dzogchen Community (DDC) has been set up internationally and programs are arranged on a progressive study manner for duration of 10 years. The Shithro Empowerment, which confers supreme blessings and purification to students for the practice of Wrathful Yidam Hayagriva is part of the 2nd Year Meditation Practice, set forth in the DDC programs. Till date Four Year programs were compiled namely: Foundational Practice, 
Meditation Practice, Cutting Through Attachment and Introduction to Dzogchen. We have also formulated a worldwide group retreat in the vicinity of the sacred lake of Guru Rinpoche called Tsopema Lake. This one-week retreat commences in the year 2003 and continued every alternate year. For more info. kindly visit the Study Courses.
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Practice
After receiving the empowerment it is best that the students should engage in the Foundation Practices and complete the entire Yangzab Dzogchen cycle of teachings or the 10 Year Study Courses. If this is not possible they should at least practice the short sadhana of the Three Roots which is available during the event.

The important point to remember in the Bardo is to recognize these appearances to be merely the projections of your mind. Therefore, working with

the practice and visualization of a Yidam such as Hayagriva, Avalokiteshvara, Amitabha, or some other deity, is very helpful, because by doing these deity visualizations in this life, you cultivate the habit of recognizing appearances as projections of mind.

There are 3 practice text available:

1. The Regular Practice of Three Roots
with the Yidam Hayagriva as the main meditative figure and contemplation
7pages
2. The Bardo Prayers
also called Self Liberation in the Bardo
20pages
3. Concise Hayagriva/Heruka Sadhana
this practice text is use in retreats
80pages
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Thanka Exibition
There will be a Thanka Exibition in conjunction with the Dharma Event. Open throughout the event and admission is also free. We've compiled around 50-60 Thankas  on display, these are very rare and exoteric reproduced paintings dated back from the 12th to the 18th century.

There are some hand painted Thankas and reproduced. Reproduce here means the size may be smaller of larger than the original painting and it is printed throught the utilization of advance graphic enhancement and a very high resolution digital color printer. These Thankas are for sale too if it has a price tag on.

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Sponsorship Oppurtunity
A. Event
i. Grand Sponsor (blessed object will be given and incl. below B&C) RM2,000.00
ii. Chief Sponsor (blessed object will be given and incl. below B&C) RM1,000.00
iii. Executive Sponsor (blessed object will be given and incl. below B&C) RM500.00
iv. Sponsor Any Amount
B. Phowa & Jangchub Prayers for Deceased
i. Individual RM10.00
ii. Ancestors RM50.00
C. Auspicious Lamp Lighting
i. Individual (for 5 days) RM10.00
ii. Family (for 5 days) RM20.00
iii. Business (for 5 days) RM50.00


DEDICATION
Dedicated to the impeccable perpetuation of the glorious Kagyu lineage and to the
success of its leaders and followers in accomplishing their commitment to
bring all sentient beings to the state of enlightened awareness.

THE FOUR LIMITLESS THOUGHTS
May all mother sentient beings, boundless as the space, have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow.
May they rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.