It is our great fortune to announce that Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche has decided to begin teaching the (tshig don rin po che mdzod) Tsig Don Rinpoche Dzod- Treasury on the Meaning of Words by the Omniscient Longchenpa.
Khen Rinpoche received this transmission and teaching from his root Guru Khenchen Jigmed Phuntsog Rinpoche. After that he was authorized to one day himself teach this most difficult text and after many years of deliberation and watching for the right indications he has decided to begin. Actually Khen Rinpoche did begin teaching this Treasury at the urging of Kyabje Pednor Rinpoche to a large assembly of advanced level shedra students at the Mysore Monastery in 2006. He did not teach the entire text at that time due to various reasons. It is his intention to teach the entire text in the USA to students who are qualified to receive this.
There are a number of requirements to consider which must be taken seriously. First of all it should be understood that this is the quintessential treatise on the meaning of the Dzogchen terminology as well as the ground path and result of the path of Mahasandhi. The second part of this Treasury deals with the subject of togyal or "crossing over to original purity" in more detail and depth than any other text.
Khen Rinpoche has decided to give teachings for two weeks at a time each year beginning this summer 2008 until the teaching is complete. The venue may change but the structure of an annual teaching will not. Those who begin must make sure that they attend every session thereafter until the transmission is complete. In addition those who attend must have completed at least one ngundro, must have the Nyingthig Yabzhi or Lama Yangthig empowerments or if not then Khen Rinpoche will bestow the Thigle Gyachen Empowerment before beginning. Students must be fully committed practitioners on the path of Dzogpachenpo and they must be capable of sustaining the teaching through daily practice and pure samaya. This is not a teaching for scholars of academics who are interested to engage in research about this tradition nor is it a teaching for those who collect transmissions but do not progress in their practice by engaging in regular retreat.
In order to attend one must receive an invitation from one of the organizers of the program or from Khen Rinpoche or Gyatrul Rinpoche directly. These directives come directly from the master Khen Rinpoche himself and we hope that everyone will take it very seriously and that our opportunity to enjoy this feast of the sacred dharma will be nothing short of auspicious and perfect.
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The teaching timeframe for 2008 is July 2nd to July 16th and will take place at Palri Pema Öd Ling in Austin, TX. There is no charge to attend.
Thank you for providing your contact information and qualifications in the form below.
Palri Pema Öd Ling 605 East 45th Street Austin, TX 78751
Eligibility and Qualifications
This teaching is appropriate for qualified practioners only. In order to attend one must receive an invitation from one of the
organizers of the program (Lama Chonam, Sangye Khandro) or from Khen Rinpoche or Gyatrul Rinpoche
directly. These directives come directly from the master Khen Rinpoche
himself and we hope that everyone will take it very seriously and that
our opportunity to enjoy this feast of the sacred dharma will be
nothing short of auspicious and perfect.
Requirements include one or more of the following, or equivalent:
Invitation from Gyatrul Rinpoche, Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche, Lama Chonam or Sangye Khandro
Attended at least two of the four years of Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche's teaching -- Dispelling Darkness
And / or attended Placing Buddhahood Within Reach -
Three Words teaching from 2006
In the comments section please indicate who invited you and whether you have attended at least two years of Dispelling Darkness or the Placing Buddhahood teaching given in 2006. If you do not have either of these teaching requirements please provide information regarding equivalent background, including wangs, teachings and teachers. We will try to respond to your request in a timely manner.
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