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From September 24th through October 10th the Profound Essence of Tara or Zabtik Drolma sadhana ritual course took place here in Kathmandu, Nepal. On the first day of the course we received the empowerment (wang) and the reading transmission (lung) from H.E. Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche in his private shrine room at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling Monastery. This in itself was a very intimate and precious time to be with a great master such as Chokling Rinpoche.
Our teacher for the course was Ani Dekyi Chodron, a senior nun of Nagi Gonpa, who has taught the dharma at various locations around the world. She instructed us in the application and meaning(tri) of the sadhana practice, as well as its ritual aspect. Interweaved with this, she gave concisely yet very profound, the teaching of the Triple Excellence. This teaching covers the meaning and practice of the three yanas and were revealed as terma by the 19th century great terton, Orgyen Chokgyur Lingpa.
The making of torma was taught by four instructors: Sherab Puntsok, Lama Busulu, Ani Kunsang and Ani Tsewang Lhamo. The nine participants learned the different aspects of this practice very well and how a sadhana practice such as this contains the practice of the entire buddhadharma. On the last day of the course while at Nagi Gonpa, all participants along with Ani Dekyi Chodron, performed the group practice together along with a feast offering. The students themselves acted as chant master, shrine master, played the drum and cymbals, made the torma used for the ritual offering and practiced well. In short, the course was very successful.
It is the wish of Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche that today’s practitioners from around the world can have the opportunity to learn in an authentic and meaningful way the profound teachings and methods of the Vajrayana path. These courses are Phakchok Rinpoche’s initiative and are now in their third year of running.
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In April 2012, H.E. Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche accompanied by family members and around 20 students from around the world set off on a pilgrimage to numerous places of Guru Rinpoche in and around the Kathmandu valley, as well as the Indian state of Sikkim. At each major location connected to Guru Rinpoche the pilgrimage group along with both Rinpoches practiced the sadhana of Padmasambhava entitled Tukdrub Trinley Nyingpo together with a feast offering.
In Kathmandu, we visited the Asura cave, Chumi Jangchub and Maratika. To get to Maratika, we took a one-hour helicopter ride. About fifteen monks and lamas from Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling Monastery met us there and we all practiced the Sampa Lhundrub (Fulfiller of All Wishes) feast offering in one of the main caves together. While in Sikkim we visited sites such as Tashi Ding, where the terton Lhatsun Namkha Jigme established a monastery in 1646 and the great master Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro passed away in 1959 amidst miraculous signs. Khyentse Chokyi Lodro’s golden stupa is on the land and just near it we all performed a feast offering together. In Kalimpong the group paid a short visit to the Copper Colored Mountain temple constructed by Dudjom Rinpoche. At the monastery at Pema Yangtse all were shown rarely seen relics, such as a shoe of Kunkhyen Longchenpa and many terma statues.
At Khandro Sangphuk, the Secret Cave of the Dakinis, all had to squeeze through a narrow passageway to reach the main shrine of the cave. To spend time with Chokling Rinpoche and Phakchok Rinpoche each day while travelling to and practicing at such blessed places was a very memorable and important time for everyone present. All felt very grateful to be able to spend this time together and it seems everyone is looking forward to the next pilgrimage.