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    10th Anniversary of the DDCV Green Mountain DzogchenDharma Festival Lho Ontul Rinpoche with Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche June 14-24 Lincoln & Bristol, Vermont
    Message 1 of 3 , May 18, 2012
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      10th Anniversary of the DDCV
      Green Mountain DzogchenDharma Festival
      Lho Ontul Rinpoche
      with Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche
      June 14-24
      Lincoln & Bristol, Vermont


      To see the event online go to http://ow.ly/aRHAO

      Festival Schedule

      June 14 - Bodhicitta Public Talk
      June 15 - Yangzab Dorje Drollo Empowerment
      June 16-17 - Trekcho Dzogchen Pith Practice Instructions:
      Garab Dorje's Three Words That Strike The Vital Point
      The events June 14 - 17 will take place at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, VT.

      June 19-21 - Yangzab Guru Who Holds Power Over Life: Empowerment, Teachings
      & Practice
      June 22 - Yangzab Three Roots Enlightened Activities Fire Offering & Rainbow
      Body Healing Chod
      June 23-24 - Pure Vision Amitabha Great Bliss Activity Retreat: Empowerment,
      Teachings & Practice
      The events June 19-24 will take place at 3 Elm St., Bristol, Vermont.


      Thursday, June 14
      Loving-Kindness and Compassion:
      Discovering the Heart of the Buddha's Teachings
      Rinpoche will give a public talk on the most important of the Buddha's
      teachings, Bodhicitta, or Loving-Kindness and Compassion. Without Bodhicitta
      our practice is not Dharma Practice. There is no higher teaching. These are
      the most essential teachings to understand and put into practice.
      Time: 7 PM
      Sug. Don. $20
      Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

      Friday, June 15
      Yangzab Dorje Drollo Empowerment
      This empowerment was given by Ontul Rinpoche ten years ago and at the
      conclusion of the empowerment Lho Ontul Rinpoche founded the DDCV and set
      forth the Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Since that evening ten years ago a
      whole spectrum of Dharma teachings and empowerment's have been given at the
      DDCV, everything from the Foundation practices to the pith instructions on
      Mahamudra and the highest Dzogchen teachings of Trekcho and Thogyal. The
      power and energy of Dorje Drollo helped clear away the obstacles that try to
      prevent Dharma teachings. So it is very auspicious on our ten year
      anniversary to have Rinpoche give this profound and rarely given empowerment
      from the Yangzab Treasure teachings.

      The Yangzab Dorje Drollo practice is one of the most powerful practices
      within the Yangzab Treasure Cycle. It was practiced by many great
      practitioners which included also the 5th Dalai Lama. This practice is very
      affective in dispelling obstacles, both worldly, as well as the obstacles
      that prevent practitioners from recognizing and stabilizing the recognition
      of Minds True Nature.
      Time: 7 PM
      Sug. Don. $30
      Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

      Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17
      Trekcho Dzogchen Pith Practice Instructions: Garab Dorje's Three Words that
      Strike the Vital Point
      Lho Ontul Rinpoche for the first time give these precious teachings which
      were given to him by the great Dzogchen Master Khunu Rinpoche.

      The Great Perfection, or Dzogchen, is considered the most direct path to
      awakening in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This radically direct
      approach points out the mind's fundamental nature of luminous purity. Once
      this nature has been recognized and experienced, problems and negativity
      automatically dissolve, leaving the open space of pure awareness, in which
      the qualities of enlightenment spontaneously unfold.

      Garap Dorje was one of the first masters of the Great Perfection lineage.
      His final teaching - Three Words that Strike the Vital Point - is one of the
      most important teachings on the Great Perfection. These pithy instructions
      offer clear guidance on recognizing the mind's innate purity and making this
      recognition a living experience through repeated familiarization.
      Time: 10-12 $ 2:30-5 PM
      Sug. Don. $100
      Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

      Tuesday, June 19
      Yangzab Tsewang Dzinpa Empowerment:
      The Guru Who Holds Power Over Life
      In perilous times, it is essential to have a strong connection to the Guru,
      and the Higher Worlds. In Tibetan Buddhism, the connection to Guru Rinpoche,
      or Padmasambhava has long been considered essential for receiving all forms
      of benefit, including, but not limited to:
      * Cultivating Prosperity, longevity and health
      * Peaceful conditions, such as cultivating positive qualities.
      * Purification from obstacles, emotional afflictions and mental obscurations
      *Wrathful cleansing and blessings
      * Forceful connection
      The Empowerment of the Guru Who Holds Power Over Life opens the gateway
      within oneself to the practice which clears obstacles, not only for one's
      own mind and heart but that of the world. This is called Guru Tsewang Dzinpa
      practice, but all one need to know is that it will create a strong
      connection to the Guru.
      In this practice, one visualizes oneself in a wrathful(protective and
      cleansing) form of the Guru Padmasambhava. The practice is done from the
      perspective of the Dzogchen teachings and helps one overcome all obstacles
      to meditation or spiritual practice, leading to the achievement of a longer
      life. Ultimately, this practice catalyzes swift enlightenment through the
      process of merging one's own mind with the Guru of awareness.
      Time: 7 PM
      Sug. Don. $25
      Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT

      Wednesday, June 20
      Yangzab Tsewang Dzingpa:
      Pith Practice Instructions
      Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
      Sug. Don. - $50
      Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

      Thursday, June 21
      Yangzab Tsewang Dzinpa Practice Sessions
      Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
      Sug. Don. - $40
      Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

      Friday, June 22
      Yangzab Three Roots: Enlightened Activities Fire Offering Practice
      A fire puja is a Buddhist ritual that purifies the environment and beings,
      bestowns blessings on the participants, and promotes world peace and
      harmony. It brings vase accumulation of merits of wisdom and merits of
      compassion. The general purpose of the offering is to remove obstacles to
      enlightenment by removing stains left by ordinary unwholesome actions,
      especially broken vows, samayas, pledges, and promises. It helps to prevent
      all inauspicious circumstances. The Yangzab Fire Puja has not been performed
      publicly before in the West. The text has been translated for this
      auspicious occasion.
      Time: 9:30 AM - 3 PM
      Sug. Don. - $35
      Private Location in Lincoln, VT
      Contact for Directions

      Friday, June 22
      Rainbow Body Healing Chod
      Lho Ontul Rinpoche and Karma Ratna Rinpoche will perform a Healing Chod
      practice to heal mental and physical sicknesses, and to remove karmic
      obstacles to spiritual growth. This ceremony is open to both Buddhist and
      non-Buddhists. No teachings to receive, simply come and lie down, relax and
      receive the healing.
      Time: 7 PM
      Sug. Don. - $25
      Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

      Sat-Sun, June 23-24
      Amitabha Great Bliss Activity Retreat; Empowerment, Teachings & Practice
      A Pure Vision Treasure of Lho Nuden Dorje
      This Amitabha empowerment is a Pure Vision treasure that was revealed by the
      4th Lho Bontul Rinpoche Nuden Dorje (1834-1899). The first Ontul Rinpoche in
      the Drikung lineage was the older brother of Lho Nuden Dorje. This is a very
      special Amitabha empowerment and practice as Amitabha and Chenrezig are
      combined in this practice. This practice also has an activity mantra where
      you engage in the peaceful activities of Amitabha. This mantra is especially
      helpful for helping those who have died in the Bardo or any suffering beings
      for that matter. For this event we have had the complete cycle of this
      Amitabha practice translated. This practice can be done in a concise way or
      it can be done in a more extensive way in retreat or as a Drubchen. Lho
      Ontul Rinpoche does this practice every year at his Monastery. This Amitabha
      practice has not been given in this way before in the West. It is a practice
      that practitioners of all levels can accomplish and bring great benefit to
      others as well as themselves. We will conclude our ten year anniversary with
      an Amitabha Tsok as well as special Butterlamp Offering and Dedication
      prayers composed by Lho Nuden Dorje.
      Time: 10 AM to 5 PM Both Days
      Sug. Don. - $90
      Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

      ***
      For those Attending the Complete Retreat June 14-24
      The suggested donation is $350
      Work Study and Scholarships Available.
      No one turned away for financial reasons.

      ***
      Registration
      For those attending the complete Retreat (June 14-24) the suggested donation
      is $350.

      To Register please email ddcv@...
      Or call us at 802-453-3431
      Work Study and Scholarships Available
      No one turned away for financial reasons.

      If you are able to pre-register for these teachings
      that is very much appreciated.
      Registration checks should be made out
      to DDCV and sent to:
      DDCV
      PO Box 252
      Bristol, VT 05443
      You can also pay by Paypal.
      Our Paypal account is ddcv@...

      More detailed info on the teachings http://ow.ly/aRHAO
      To pay by credit card call 802-453-3431 or go to www.ddcv.com

      The teaching from June 14-17 will be held at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, VT.

      The teachings from June 19-24 will be held at
      2 Elm St. Bristol, VT 05443

      ***
      Inexpensive Community Housing available for 20-25 per night. There are also
      camping, B & B's and other options which can be found at www.ddcv.com.

      If you are coming by plane, bus or train you should go to Burlington,
      Vermont, which is about 50 minutes from the teaching location. We can
      arrange ride pickups. For those without cars we will place you within
      walking distance or at housing where there are others with cars. There will
      be retreatants coming from New York City, Boston. Montreal and other cities.
      If you need a ride let us know and we will try to arrrange transportation
      for you with someone driving from your area.
      Let us know iif you need Community Housing, a ride pick-up from Burlington
      or from your area by contacting us at 802-453-3431 or ddcv@...

      ***

      Lho Ontul Rinpoche - A Brief Biography

      Venerable Ont|l Rinpoche escaped from Tibet after the Chinese invasion with
      his teacher Kharnam and his followers and crossed overland into Nepal during
      1960. Rinpoche travelled into India during 1962 where during this time until
      1965 Rinpoche did retreat and studied with Khenpo Thubten (introduced to him
      by the highly realized yogini Drikung Khandro Neni Rinpoche), in the holy
      place of Tsopema, India. During 1965 Rinpoche and a group of practitioners
      established a spiritual community in the hill station of Dharamsala and did
      practice in a simple tent. During the first ceremony in Tsopema on Guru
      Rinpoche Day (Tsechu) they pitched the tent and performed pujas next to the
      holy lake of Tsopema. During 1965 Rinpoche and the community invited Khenpo
      Thubten to give teachings and studied with him until 1970. From there he
      travelled into Ladakh, India in 1970 on a teaching tour and bestowed
      empowerments on the Himalayan Buddhist peoples. Through the offerings
      received he purchased land in Tsopema and started construction of Wogmin
      Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in 1971.
      Ont|l Rinpoche received Mahamudra and Dzogchen teachings from H.H. Dalai
      Lama, H.H. Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo
      Khyentse Rinpoche, Yogi Pachung Rinpoche, Polu Khenchen Dorje, Ven. Khunu
      Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, Khenpo Khedrup Rinpoche and
      others. From the yogi Chyunga Rinpoche, Ont|l Rinpoche received teachings
      and his personal instructions on the Drigung Kagyu Five-Fold Profound Path
      of Mahamudra. In the years which followed, Ont|l Rinpoche went to Drigung
      Kagyu Monasteries in Ladakh where he received most of the important
      empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions of the Drigung Kagyu
      tradition from H.E. Choje Togden Rinpoche.

      It is a rare privilege to meet such a qualified spiritual master who is
      accessible to practitioners who wish to genuinely embark on the spiritual
      path. Ontul Rinpoche lives with his wife, Khandro Tashi Drolma together with
      their son Karma Ratna Rinpoche (an emanation of Nuden Dorje), and their
      family in Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling Gompa next to the Lotus Lake, Tsopema.
      Ven. Ont|l Rinpoche holds both the unbroken lineages of the Maha Mudra and
      Maha Ati transmission of Drigung Kagyu and Nyingma. Rinpoche is a well known
      Dzogchen Master who has the blessings from His Holiness Dalai Lama, H.H.
      16th Gyalwa Karmapa and His Holiness Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and
      has many students all over the world and generously sharing precious Dharma
      to those interested in learning and practicing.

      ***

      H.E. Ogyen Rangjung Drodul Dechen Dorje Rinpoche (Karma Ratna Rinpoche)

      Ogyen Rangjung Drodul Dechen Dorje Rinpoche was born in Zahor (Mandi),
      Northern India on 10th June 1980, the 16th cycle of the Iron Monkey year
      according to the Tibetan Calender, to Ontul Rinpoche and Tashi Dolma La. He
      is also known as Karma Ratna Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama
      and H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang as the Quality Emanation of the great
      Drikung Treasure revealer Lho Nuden Dorje. During the Dragon Year of 2000/01
      Rinpoche received the Drikung Kagyu Protector Empowerment, Gong-Chik
      Teaching and Yang-Zab Empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. Later that
      year Ontul Rinpoche gave him the ritual practice 'The Essence of Mahayana
      Stages of Dharma' by the Great Yogi Shedang Dorjee, and oral transmission
      and empowerment of 'the Establishment of the Essence of the Hearts Great
      Bliss' also by Lho Nuden Dorje. He further received Chod Empowerment
      (Rainbow Body Establishment) and oral transmission of the eight volumes of
      Lho Nuden Dorje. Rinpoche attended Sherab Ling Monastery during 2006 and
      received the Rinchin Terzod Empowerments from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche. In
      2007 Rinpoche took a 5 day trek to Lap-Che to do a 3 month retreat in the
      caves there. Lap-Che is the holly place of Mileripa and it was from within
      these caves that Mileripa first realised the true nature of the mind.
      Rinpoche is now in Tso Pema and working hard furthering his studies and
      meditation practice. He is also working hard setting up the Drikung Lotus
      Mount Academy of Buddhist Studies (Drikung Pe-Tsek Nang-Cho Lob-Ling), named
      by H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, is a project initiated by
      Venerable Ontul Rinpoche and the Venerable Ogyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche
    • DDCV ,DDCV
      10th Anniversary of the DDCV Green Mountain DzogchenDharma Festival Lho Ontul Rinpoche with Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche June 14-24 Lincoln & Bristol, Vermont
      Message 2 of 3 , May 18, 2012
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        10th Anniversary of the DDCV
        Green Mountain DzogchenDharma Festival
        Lho Ontul Rinpoche
        with Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche
        June 14-24
        Lincoln & Bristol, Vermont


        To see the event online go to http://ow.ly/aRHAO

        Festival Schedule

        June 14 - Bodhicitta Public Talk
        June 15 - Yangzab Dorje Drollo Empowerment
        June 16-17 - Trekcho Dzogchen Pith Practice Instructions:
        Garab Dorje's Three Words That Strike The Vital Point
        The events June 14 - 17 will take place at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, VT.

        June 19-21 - Yangzab Guru Who Holds Power Over Life: Empowerment, Teachings
        & Practice
        June 22 - Yangzab Three Roots Enlightened Activities Fire Offering & Rainbow
        Body Healing Chod
        June 23-24 - Pure Vision Amitabha Great Bliss Activity Retreat: Empowerment,
        Teachings & Practice
        The events June 19-24 will take place at 3 Elm St., Bristol, Vermont.


        Thursday, June 14
        Loving-Kindness and Compassion:
        Discovering the Heart of the Buddha's Teachings
        Rinpoche will give a public talk on the most important of the Buddha's
        teachings, Bodhicitta, or Loving-Kindness and Compassion. Without Bodhicitta
        our practice is not Dharma Practice. There is no higher teaching. These are
        the most essential teachings to understand and put into practice.
        Time: 7 PM
        Sug. Don. $20
        Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

        Friday, June 15
        Yangzab Dorje Drollo Empowerment
        This empowerment was given by Ontul Rinpoche ten years ago and at the
        conclusion of the empowerment Lho Ontul Rinpoche founded the DDCV and set
        forth the Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Since that evening ten years ago a
        whole spectrum of Dharma teachings and empowerment's have been given at the
        DDCV, everything from the Foundation practices to the pith instructions on
        Mahamudra and the highest Dzogchen teachings of Trekcho and Thogyal. The
        power and energy of Dorje Drollo helped clear away the obstacles that try to
        prevent Dharma teachings. So it is very auspicious on our ten year
        anniversary to have Rinpoche give this profound and rarely given empowerment
        from the Yangzab Treasure teachings.

        The Yangzab Dorje Drollo practice is one of the most powerful practices
        within the Yangzab Treasure Cycle. It was practiced by many great
        practitioners which included also the 5th Dalai Lama. This practice is very
        affective in dispelling obstacles, both worldly, as well as the obstacles
        that prevent practitioners from recognizing and stabilizing the recognition
        of Minds True Nature.
        Time: 7 PM
        Sug. Don. $30
        Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

        Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17
        Trekcho Dzogchen Pith Practice Instructions: Garab Dorje's Three Words that
        Strike the Vital Point
        Lho Ontul Rinpoche for the first time give these precious teachings which
        were given to him by the great Dzogchen Master Khunu Rinpoche.

        The Great Perfection, or Dzogchen, is considered the most direct path to
        awakening in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This radically direct
        approach points out the mind's fundamental nature of luminous purity. Once
        this nature has been recognized and experienced, problems and negativity
        automatically dissolve, leaving the open space of pure awareness, in which
        the qualities of enlightenment spontaneously unfold.

        Garap Dorje was one of the first masters of the Great Perfection lineage.
        His final teaching - Three Words that Strike the Vital Point - is one of the
        most important teachings on the Great Perfection. These pithy instructions
        offer clear guidance on recognizing the mind's innate purity and making this
        recognition a living experience through repeated familiarization.
        Time: 10-12 $ 2:30-5 PM
        Sug. Don. $100
        Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

        Tuesday, June 19
        Yangzab Tsewang Dzinpa Empowerment:
        The Guru Who Holds Power Over Life
        In perilous times, it is essential to have a strong connection to the Guru,
        and the Higher Worlds. In Tibetan Buddhism, the connection to Guru Rinpoche,
        or Padmasambhava has long been considered essential for receiving all forms
        of benefit, including, but not limited to:
        * Cultivating Prosperity, longevity and health
        * Peaceful conditions, such as cultivating positive qualities.
        * Purification from obstacles, emotional afflictions and mental obscurations
        *Wrathful cleansing and blessings
        * Forceful connection
        The Empowerment of the Guru Who Holds Power Over Life opens the gateway
        within oneself to the practice which clears obstacles, not only for one's
        own mind and heart but that of the world. This is called Guru Tsewang Dzinpa
        practice, but all one need to know is that it will create a strong
        connection to the Guru.
        In this practice, one visualizes oneself in a wrathful(protective and
        cleansing) form of the Guru Padmasambhava. The practice is done from the
        perspective of the Dzogchen teachings and helps one overcome all obstacles
        to meditation or spiritual practice, leading to the achievement of a longer
        life. Ultimately, this practice catalyzes swift enlightenment through the
        process of merging one's own mind with the Guru of awareness.
        Time: 7 PM
        Sug. Don. $25
        Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT

        Wednesday, June 20
        Yangzab Tsewang Dzingpa:
        Pith Practice Instructions
        Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
        Sug. Don. - $50
        Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

        Thursday, June 21
        Yangzab Tsewang Dzinpa Practice Sessions
        Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
        Sug. Don. - $40
        Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

        Friday, June 22
        Yangzab Three Roots: Enlightened Activities Fire Offering Practice
        A fire puja is a Buddhist ritual that purifies the environment and beings,
        bestowns blessings on the participants, and promotes world peace and
        harmony. It brings vase accumulation of merits of wisdom and merits of
        compassion. The general purpose of the offering is to remove obstacles to
        enlightenment by removing stains left by ordinary unwholesome actions,
        especially broken vows, samayas, pledges, and promises. It helps to prevent
        all inauspicious circumstances. The Yangzab Fire Puja has not been performed
        publicly before in the West. The text has been translated for this
        auspicious occasion.
        Time: 9:30 AM - 3 PM
        Sug. Don. - $35
        Private Location in Lincoln, VT
        Contact for Directions

        Friday, June 22
        Rainbow Body Healing Chod
        Lho Ontul Rinpoche and Karma Ratna Rinpoche will perform a Healing Chod
        practice to heal mental and physical sicknesses, and to remove karmic
        obstacles to spiritual growth. This ceremony is open to both Buddhist and
        non-Buddhists. No teachings to receive, simply come and lie down, relax and
        receive the healing.
        Time: 7 PM
        Sug. Don. - $25
        Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

        Sat-Sun, June 23-24
        Amitabha Great Bliss Activity Retreat; Empowerment, Teachings & Practice
        A Pure Vision Treasure of Lho Nuden Dorje
        This Amitabha empowerment is a Pure Vision treasure that was revealed by the
        4th Lho Bontul Rinpoche Nuden Dorje (1834-1899). The first Ontul Rinpoche in
        the Drikung lineage was the older brother of Lho Nuden Dorje. This is a very
        special Amitabha empowerment and practice as Amitabha and Chenrezig are
        combined in this practice. This practice also has an activity mantra where
        you engage in the peaceful activities of Amitabha. This mantra is especially
        helpful for helping those who have died in the Bardo or any suffering beings
        for that matter. For this event we have had the complete cycle of this
        Amitabha practice translated. This practice can be done in a concise way or
        it can be done in a more extensive way in retreat or as a Drubchen. Lho
        Ontul Rinpoche does this practice every year at his Monastery. This Amitabha
        practice has not been given in this way before in the West. It is a practice
        that practitioners of all levels can accomplish and bring great benefit to
        others as well as themselves. We will conclude our ten year anniversary with
        an Amitabha Tsok as well as special Butterlamp Offering and Dedication
        prayers composed by Lho Nuden Dorje.
        Time: 10 AM to 5 PM Both Days
        Sug. Don. - $90
        Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

        ***
        For those Attending the Complete Retreat June 14-24
        The suggested donation is $350
        Work Study and Scholarships Available.
        No one turned away for financial reasons.

        ***
        Registration
        For those attending the complete Retreat (June 14-24) the suggested donation
        is $350.

        To Register please email ddcv@...
        Or call us at 802-453-3431
        Work Study and Scholarships Available
        No one turned away for financial reasons.

        If you are able to pre-register for these teachings
        that is very much appreciated.
        Registration checks should be made out
        to DDCV and sent to:
        DDCV
        PO Box 252
        Bristol, VT 05443
        You can also pay by Paypal.
        Our Paypal account is ddcv@...

        More detailed info on the teachings http://ow.ly/aRHAO
        To pay by credit card call 802-453-3431 or go to www.ddcv.com

        The teaching from June 14-17 will be held at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, VT.

        The teachings from June 19-24 will be held at
        2 Elm St. Bristol, VT 05443

        ***
        Inexpensive Community Housing available for 20-25 per night. There are also
        camping, B & B's and other options which can be found at www.ddcv.com.

        If you are coming by plane, bus or train you should go to Burlington,
        Vermont, which is about 50 minutes from the teaching location. We can
        arrange ride pickups. For those without cars we will place you within
        walking distance or at housing where there are others with cars. There will
        be retreatants coming from New York City, Boston. Montreal and other cities.
        If you need a ride let us know and we will try to arrrange transportation
        for you with someone driving from your area.
        Let us know iif you need Community Housing, a ride pick-up from Burlington
        or from your area by contacting us at 802-453-3431 or ddcv@...

        ***

        Lho Ontul Rinpoche - A Brief Biography

        Venerable Ont|l Rinpoche escaped from Tibet after the Chinese invasion with
        his teacher Kharnam and his followers and crossed overland into Nepal during
        1960. Rinpoche travelled into India during 1962 where during this time until
        1965 Rinpoche did retreat and studied with Khenpo Thubten (introduced to him
        by the highly realized yogini Drikung Khandro Neni Rinpoche), in the holy
        place of Tsopema, India. During 1965 Rinpoche and a group of practitioners
        established a spiritual community in the hill station of Dharamsala and did
        practice in a simple tent. During the first ceremony in Tsopema on Guru
        Rinpoche Day (Tsechu) they pitched the tent and performed pujas next to the
        holy lake of Tsopema. During 1965 Rinpoche and the community invited Khenpo
        Thubten to give teachings and studied with him until 1970. From there he
        travelled into Ladakh, India in 1970 on a teaching tour and bestowed
        empowerments on the Himalayan Buddhist peoples. Through the offerings
        received he purchased land in Tsopema and started construction of Wogmin
        Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in 1971.
        Ont|l Rinpoche received Mahamudra and Dzogchen teachings from H.H. Dalai
        Lama, H.H. Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo
        Khyentse Rinpoche, Yogi Pachung Rinpoche, Polu Khenchen Dorje, Ven. Khunu
        Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, Khenpo Khedrup Rinpoche and
        others. From the yogi Chyunga Rinpoche, Ont|l Rinpoche received teachings
        and his personal instructions on the Drigung Kagyu Five-Fold Profound Path
        of Mahamudra. In the years which followed, Ont|l Rinpoche went to Drigung
        Kagyu Monasteries in Ladakh where he received most of the important
        empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions of the Drigung Kagyu
        tradition from H.E. Choje Togden Rinpoche.

        It is a rare privilege to meet such a qualified spiritual master who is
        accessible to practitioners who wish to genuinely embark on the spiritual
        path. Ontul Rinpoche lives with his wife, Khandro Tashi Drolma together with
        their son Karma Ratna Rinpoche (an emanation of Nuden Dorje), and their
        family in Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling Gompa next to the Lotus Lake, Tsopema.
        Ven. Ont|l Rinpoche holds both the unbroken lineages of the Maha Mudra and
        Maha Ati transmission of Drigung Kagyu and Nyingma. Rinpoche is a well known
        Dzogchen Master who has the blessings from His Holiness Dalai Lama, H.H.
        16th Gyalwa Karmapa and His Holiness Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and
        has many students all over the world and generously sharing precious Dharma
        to those interested in learning and practicing.

        ***

        H.E. Ogyen Rangjung Drodul Dechen Dorje Rinpoche (Karma Ratna Rinpoche)

        Ogyen Rangjung Drodul Dechen Dorje Rinpoche was born in Zahor (Mandi),
        Northern India on 10th June 1980, the 16th cycle of the Iron Monkey year
        according to the Tibetan Calender, to Ontul Rinpoche and Tashi Dolma La. He
        is also known as Karma Ratna Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama
        and H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang as the Quality Emanation of the great
        Drikung Treasure revealer Lho Nuden Dorje. During the Dragon Year of 2000/01
        Rinpoche received the Drikung Kagyu Protector Empowerment, Gong-Chik
        Teaching and Yang-Zab Empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. Later that
        year Ontul Rinpoche gave him the ritual practice 'The Essence of Mahayana
        Stages of Dharma' by the Great Yogi Shedang Dorjee, and oral transmission
        and empowerment of 'the Establishment of the Essence of the Hearts Great
        Bliss' also by Lho Nuden Dorje. He further received Chod Empowerment
        (Rainbow Body Establishment) and oral transmission of the eight volumes of
        Lho Nuden Dorje. Rinpoche attended Sherab Ling Monastery during 2006 and
        received the Rinchin Terzod Empowerments from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche. In
        2007 Rinpoche took a 5 day trek to Lap-Che to do a 3 month retreat in the
        caves there. Lap-Che is the holly place of Mileripa and it was from within
        these caves that Mileripa first realised the true nature of the mind.
        Rinpoche is now in Tso Pema and working hard furthering his studies and
        meditation practice. He is also working hard setting up the Drikung Lotus
        Mount Academy of Buddhist Studies (Drikung Pe-Tsek Nang-Cho Lob-Ling), named
        by H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, is a project initiated by
        Venerable Ontul Rinpoche and the Venerable Ogyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche
      • jerri kohler
        I am very interested in coming.  Could you let me know who is coming from New York City? This event sounds amazing.  I am a student of Dzogchen.. Jerri
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          I am very interested in coming.  Could you let me know who is coming from New York City?
          This event sounds amazing.  I am a student of Dzogchen..
          Jerri Kohler
          jrrikhlr@...

          From: DDCV <ddcvermont@...>
          To: tibetanbuddhistgroup@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 12:15 PM
          Subject: [TBG] Lho Ontul Rinpoche/Trekcho/Yangzab Dzogchen/ Dharma Festival/June 14-24

           
          10th Anniversary of the DDCV
          Green Mountain DzogchenDharma Festival
          Lho Ontul Rinpoche
          with Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche
          June 14-24
          Lincoln & Bristol, Vermont

          To see the event online go to http://ow.ly/aRHAO

          Festival Schedule

          June 14 - Bodhicitta Public Talk
          June 15 - Yangzab Dorje Drollo Empowerment
          June 16-17 - Trekcho Dzogchen Pith Practice Instructions:
          Garab Dorje's Three Words That Strike The Vital Point
          The events June 14 - 17 will take place at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, VT.

          June 19-21 - Yangzab Guru Who Holds Power Over Life: Empowerment, Teachings
          & Practice
          June 22 - Yangzab Three Roots Enlightened Activities Fire Offering & Rainbow
          Body Healing Chod
          June 23-24 - Pure Vision Amitabha Great Bliss Activity Retreat: Empowerment,
          Teachings & Practice
          The events June 19-24 will take place at 3 Elm St., Bristol, Vermont.

          Thursday, June 14
          Loving-Kindness and Compassion:
          Discovering the Heart of the Buddha's Teachings
          Rinpoche will give a public talk on the most important of the Buddha's
          teachings, Bodhicitta, or Loving-Kindness and Compassion. Without Bodhicitta
          our practice is not Dharma Practice. There is no higher teaching. These are
          the most essential teachings to understand and put into practice.
          Time: 7 PM
          Sug. Don. $20
          Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

          Friday, June 15
          Yangzab Dorje Drollo Empowerment
          This empowerment was given by Ontul Rinpoche ten years ago and at the
          conclusion of the empowerment Lho Ontul Rinpoche founded the DDCV and set
          forth the Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Since that evening ten years ago a
          whole spectrum of Dharma teachings and empowerment's have been given at the
          DDCV, everything from the Foundation practices to the pith instructions on
          Mahamudra and the highest Dzogchen teachings of Trekcho and Thogyal. The
          power and energy of Dorje Drollo helped clear away the obstacles that try to
          prevent Dharma teachings. So it is very auspicious on our ten year
          anniversary to have Rinpoche give this profound and rarely given empowerment
          from the Yangzab Treasure teachings.

          The Yangzab Dorje Drollo practice is one of the most powerful practices
          within the Yangzab Treasure Cycle. It was practiced by many great
          practitioners which included also the 5th Dalai Lama. This practice is very
          affective in dispelling obstacles, both worldly, as well as the obstacles
          that prevent practitioners from recognizing and stabilizing the recognition
          of Minds True Nature.
          Time: 7 PM
          Sug. Don. $30
          Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

          Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17
          Trekcho Dzogchen Pith Practice Instructions: Garab Dorje's Three Words that
          Strike the Vital Point
          Lho Ontul Rinpoche for the first time give these precious teachings which
          were given to him by the great Dzogchen Master Khunu Rinpoche.

          The Great Perfection, or Dzogchen, is considered the most direct path to
          awakening in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This radically direct
          approach points out the mind's fundamental nature of luminous purity. Once
          this nature has been recognized and experienced, problems and negativity
          automatically dissolve, leaving the open space of pure awareness, in which
          the qualities of enlightenment spontaneously unfold.

          Garap Dorje was one of the first masters of the Great Perfection lineage.
          His final teaching - Three Words that Strike the Vital Point - is one of the
          most important teachings on the Great Perfection. These pithy instructions
          offer clear guidance on recognizing the mind's innate purity and making this
          recognition a living experience through repeated familiarization.
          Time: 10-12 $ 2:30-5 PM
          Sug. Don. $100
          Location: Burnham Hall, Lincoln, VT

          Tuesday, June 19
          Yangzab Tsewang Dzinpa Empowerment:
          The Guru Who Holds Power Over Life
          In perilous times, it is essential to have a strong connection to the Guru,
          and the Higher Worlds. In Tibetan Buddhism, the connection to Guru Rinpoche,
          or Padmasambhava has long been considered essential for receiving all forms
          of benefit, including, but not limited to:
          * Cultivating Prosperity, longevity and health
          * Peaceful conditions, such as cultivating positive qualities.
          * Purification from obstacles, emotional afflictions and mental obscurations
          *Wrathful cleansing and blessings
          * Forceful connection
          The Empowerment of the Guru Who Holds Power Over Life opens the gateway
          within oneself to the practice which clears obstacles, not only for one's
          own mind and heart but that of the world. This is called Guru Tsewang Dzinpa
          practice, but all one need to know is that it will create a strong
          connection to the Guru.
          In this practice, one visualizes oneself in a wrathful(protective and
          cleansing) form of the Guru Padmasambhava. The practice is done from the
          perspective of the Dzogchen teachings and helps one overcome all obstacles
          to meditation or spiritual practice, leading to the achievement of a longer
          life. Ultimately, this practice catalyzes swift enlightenment through the
          process of merging one's own mind with the Guru of awareness.
          Time: 7 PM
          Sug. Don. $25
          Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT

          Wednesday, June 20
          Yangzab Tsewang Dzingpa:
          Pith Practice Instructions
          Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
          Sug. Don. - $50
          Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

          Thursday, June 21
          Yangzab Tsewang Dzinpa Practice Sessions
          Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
          Sug. Don. - $40
          Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

          Friday, June 22
          Yangzab Three Roots: Enlightened Activities Fire Offering Practice
          A fire puja is a Buddhist ritual that purifies the environment and beings,
          bestowns blessings on the participants, and promotes world peace and
          harmony. It brings vase accumulation of merits of wisdom and merits of
          compassion. The general purpose of the offering is to remove obstacles to
          enlightenment by removing stains left by ordinary unwholesome actions,
          especially broken vows, samayas, pledges, and promises. It helps to prevent
          all inauspicious circumstances. The Yangzab Fire Puja has not been performed
          publicly before in the West. The text has been translated for this
          auspicious occasion.
          Time: 9:30 AM - 3 PM
          Sug. Don. - $35
          Private Location in Lincoln, VT
          Contact for Directions

          Friday, June 22
          Rainbow Body Healing Chod
          Lho Ontul Rinpoche and Karma Ratna Rinpoche will perform a Healing Chod
          practice to heal mental and physical sicknesses, and to remove karmic
          obstacles to spiritual growth. This ceremony is open to both Buddhist and
          non-Buddhists. No teachings to receive, simply come and lie down, relax and
          receive the healing.
          Time: 7 PM
          Sug. Don. - $25
          Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

          Sat-Sun, June 23-24
          Amitabha Great Bliss Activity Retreat; Empowerment, Teachings & Practice
          A Pure Vision Treasure of Lho Nuden Dorje
          This Amitabha empowerment is a Pure Vision treasure that was revealed by the
          4th Lho Bontul Rinpoche Nuden Dorje (1834-1899). The first Ontul Rinpoche in
          the Drikung lineage was the older brother of Lho Nuden Dorje. This is a very
          special Amitabha empowerment and practice as Amitabha and Chenrezig are
          combined in this practice. This practice also has an activity mantra where
          you engage in the peaceful activities of Amitabha. This mantra is especially
          helpful for helping those who have died in the Bardo or any suffering beings
          for that matter. For this event we have had the complete cycle of this
          Amitabha practice translated. This practice can be done in a concise way or
          it can be done in a more extensive way in retreat or as a Drubchen. Lho
          Ontul Rinpoche does this practice every year at his Monastery. This Amitabha
          practice has not been given in this way before in the West. It is a practice
          that practitioners of all levels can accomplish and bring great benefit to
          others as well as themselves. We will conclude our ten year anniversary with
          an Amitabha Tsok as well as special Butterlamp Offering and Dedication
          prayers composed by Lho Nuden Dorje.
          Time: 10 AM to 5 PM Both Days
          Sug. Don. - $90
          Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol VT

          ***
          For those Attending the Complete Retreat June 14-24
          The suggested donation is $350
          Work Study and Scholarships Available.
          No one turned away for financial reasons.

          ***
          Registration
          For those attending the complete Retreat (June 14-24) the suggested donation
          is $350.

          To Register please email ddcv@...
          Or call us at 802-453-3431
          Work Study and Scholarships Available
          No one turned away for financial reasons.

          If you are able to pre-register for these teachings
          that is very much appreciated.
          Registration checks should be made out
          to DDCV and sent to:
          DDCV
          PO Box 252
          Bristol, VT 05443
          You can also pay by Paypal.
          Our Paypal account is ddcv@...

          More detailed info on the teachings http://ow.ly/aRHAO
          To pay by credit card call 802-453-3431 or go to www.ddcv.com

          The teaching from June 14-17 will be held at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, VT.

          The teachings from June 19-24 will be held at
          2 Elm St. Bristol, VT 05443

          ***
          Inexpensive Community Housing available for 20-25 per night. There are also
          camping, B & B's and other options which can be found at www.ddcv.com.

          If you are coming by plane, bus or train you should go to Burlington,
          Vermont, which is about 50 minutes from the teaching location. We can
          arrange ride pickups. For those without cars we will place you within
          walking distance or at housing where there are others with cars. There will
          be retreatants coming from New York City, Boston. Montreal and other cities.
          If you need a ride let us know and we will try to arrrange transportation
          for you with someone driving from your area.
          Let us know iif you need Community Housing, a ride pick-up from Burlington
          or from your area by contacting us at 802-453-3431 or ddcv@...

          ***

          Lho Ontul Rinpoche - A Brief Biography

          Venerable Ont|l Rinpoche escaped from Tibet after the Chinese invasion with
          his teacher Kharnam and his followers and crossed overland into Nepal during
          1960. Rinpoche travelled into India during 1962 where during this time until
          1965 Rinpoche did retreat and studied with Khenpo Thubten (introduced to him
          by the highly realized yogini Drikung Khandro Neni Rinpoche), in the holy
          place of Tsopema, India. During 1965 Rinpoche and a group of practitioners
          established a spiritual community in the hill station of Dharamsala and did
          practice in a simple tent. During the first ceremony in Tsopema on Guru
          Rinpoche Day (Tsechu) they pitched the tent and performed pujas next to the
          holy lake of Tsopema. During 1965 Rinpoche and the community invited Khenpo
          Thubten to give teachings and studied with him until 1970. From there he
          travelled into Ladakh, India in 1970 on a teaching tour and bestowed
          empowerments on the Himalayan Buddhist peoples. Through the offerings
          received he purchased land in Tsopema and started construction of Wogmin
          Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in 1971.
          Ont|l Rinpoche received Mahamudra and Dzogchen teachings from H.H. Dalai
          Lama, H.H. Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo
          Khyentse Rinpoche, Yogi Pachung Rinpoche, Polu Khenchen Dorje, Ven. Khunu
          Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, Khenpo Khedrup Rinpoche and
          others. From the yogi Chyunga Rinpoche, Ont|l Rinpoche received teachings
          and his personal instructions on the Drigung Kagyu Five-Fold Profound Path
          of Mahamudra. In the years which followed, Ont|l Rinpoche went to Drigung
          Kagyu Monasteries in Ladakh where he received most of the important
          empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions of the Drigung Kagyu
          tradition from H.E. Choje Togden Rinpoche.

          It is a rare privilege to meet such a qualified spiritual master who is
          accessible to practitioners who wish to genuinely embark on the spiritual
          path. Ontul Rinpoche lives with his wife, Khandro Tashi Drolma together with
          their son Karma Ratna Rinpoche (an emanation of Nuden Dorje), and their
          family in Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling Gompa next to the Lotus Lake, Tsopema.
          Ven. Ont|l Rinpoche holds both the unbroken lineages of the Maha Mudra and
          Maha Ati transmission of Drigung Kagyu and Nyingma. Rinpoche is a well known
          Dzogchen Master who has the blessings from His Holiness Dalai Lama, H.H.
          16th Gyalwa Karmapa and His Holiness Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and
          has many students all over the world and generously sharing precious Dharma
          to those interested in learning and practicing.

          ***

          H.E. Ogyen Rangjung Drodul Dechen Dorje Rinpoche (Karma Ratna Rinpoche)

          Ogyen Rangjung Drodul Dechen Dorje Rinpoche was born in Zahor (Mandi),
          Northern India on 10th June 1980, the 16th cycle of the Iron Monkey year
          according to the Tibetan Calender, to Ontul Rinpoche and Tashi Dolma La. He
          is also known as Karma Ratna Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama
          and H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang as the Quality Emanation of the great
          Drikung Treasure revealer Lho Nuden Dorje. During the Dragon Year of 2000/01
          Rinpoche received the Drikung Kagyu Protector Empowerment, Gong-Chik
          Teaching and Yang-Zab Empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. Later that
          year Ontul Rinpoche gave him the ritual practice 'The Essence of Mahayana
          Stages of Dharma' by the Great Yogi Shedang Dorjee, and oral transmission
          and empowerment of 'the Establishment of the Essence of the Hearts Great
          Bliss' also by Lho Nuden Dorje. He further received Chod Empowerment
          (Rainbow Body Establishment) and oral transmission of the eight volumes of
          Lho Nuden Dorje. Rinpoche attended Sherab Ling Monastery during 2006 and
          received the Rinchin Terzod Empowerments from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche. In
          2007 Rinpoche took a 5 day trek to Lap-Che to do a 3 month retreat in the
          caves there. Lap-Che is the holly place of Mileripa and it was from within
          these caves that Mileripa first realised the true nature of the mind.
          Rinpoche is now in Tso Pema and working hard furthering his studies and
          meditation practice. He is also working hard setting up the Drikung Lotus
          Mount Academy of Buddhist Studies (Drikung Pe-Tsek Nang-Cho Lob-Ling), named
          by H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, is a project initiated by
          Venerable Ontul Rinpoche and the Venerable Ogyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche



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