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[DzogchenPractice] "Cutting Through Obstacles" Tour with Rigdzin Dorje Rinpoche and Monks and Nuns of Zangdokpalri

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  • David S.
    Friends...this is the LA schedule of Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche s tour. He s the son and lineage holder for the late Kyabje Kunzang Dechen Lingpa. We started the
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 26, 2006
      [DzogchenPractice] "Cutting Through Obstacles" Tour with R
      Friends...this is the LA schedule of Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche's tour. He's the son and lineage holder for the late Kyabje Kunzang Dechen Lingpa. We started the first session of the Healing Chod last night and the blessings were amazing!



      Healing Chod $195*
      October 25, 26, 27, 2006 (Wed, Thu, Fri) - 7:00-9:30pm

      Orgyen Norlha (Wealth Deity) Empowerment $40*
      October 28, (Sat) 3:00-5:00pm

      Bodhi Tree Bookstore
      8585 Melrose Avenue
      West Hollywood, CA 90069
      (310) 659-1733

      Dzogchen Teachings $40*
      November 1, 7:30-9:30pm

      Garuda Empowerment and Teachings $40*
      November 2, 7:30-9:30pm

      Garuda Practice and Teachings $40*
      November 3, 7:30-9:30

      Hale Mana
      21505 Colina Drive
      Topanga, CA 90290
      (323) 851-4311

      Healing Chod $195*
      November 4 - Saturday - 1:30-3:30 and 5:00-7:00pm
      November 5 - Sunday (full moon!) 1:30-5:00pm

      Golden Bridge Yoga
      6322 De Longpre Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90028
      323 936-4172

      or for more information
      about all events in the LA area
      Call David Scharff (323) 851-4311

      * all donation amounts are suggested; no need to pre-register

      Ever since the late Kyabje Kunzang Dechen Lingpa Rinpoche came to the United States 5 years ago and began performing the Healing Chod Ceremony, thousands of Americans have found the ceremony helpful for all kinds of problems, from simple sadness to chronic disease. Rinpoche's son and spiritual heir, Dungse Rigdzin Dorje Rinpoche, has been receiving his father's esoteric teachings all his life long, since childhood, and he has done spiritual practice for many years, often in solitary retreat, with a particular focus on the practice of Chod. It is Rinpoche, assisted by the monks and nuns who were his father's students, who will be conducting the four healing rituals over a period of two days.
      Just bring a pillow and blanket, or mat, and then lie down and relax. Healing Chod is suitable for all, young and old. Participation in all four sessions is recommended for best results; a brief explanatory lecture will be given between each of the sessions. Please note that tuition includes all four sessions.
      "This Healing Chod was one of the most beautiful, important things I have done for myself. Rinpoche's tremendous kindness is healing in itself." -  Sharon Salzberg
      The Orgyen Norlha practice focuses on the Mandala of Guru Rinpoche, manifesting in his aspect of abundance and increase. In this form, the Guru and his retinue of wealth deities have the infinite capacity to enrich the practitioners' lives with the blessings of abundance. This can take the form of wealth or ease  for the practitioner, but that is actually the lesser attainment. The practice is more focused on creating a transcendental sense of generosity which transforms the individual into a source of spiritual wealth for others.

      The Orgyen Norlha practice is also a Mind Treasure teaching revealed by Kunzang Dechen Lingpa. The empowerment introduces the student to this practice and gives them permission to engage in it.

      Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, is the name for the profound pinnacle teachings of both Tibetan Buddhism and the pre-Buddhist Tibetan religion of Bon. Dzogchen is a complete set of teachings which bring the practitioner to recognition of their true nature, which is no different than the true nature of all phenomena. This recognition is the starting point of a path that culminates in the ultimate attainment of 'Rainbow Body', where the physical form dissolves into a body of light.

      The profound practice of Garuda is a Mind Treasure revealed by Kunzang Dechen Lingpa in Topanga in 2002 at the request of a local student. The Garuda is the wrathful manifestation of pure awareness itself. Engaging in the practice of Garuda allows one to access and actualize the power of their own awareness to purify and eliminate their own ignorance, removing the causes of illness and ultimately leading to enlightenment. Hale Mana, where the Garuda empowerment and practice are being held, is also the place where the practice was originally revealed, so the blessings of receiving this practice will be uniquely powerful on this occasion.

      Rinpoche is the son and spiritual heir of the late Kyabje Kunzang Dechen Lingpa. Rinpoche is 44 years old and, like one vessel filled by another, has been receiving all of his father's precious revealed teachings since childhood. He has done many years of solitary retreat and has focused especially on the practice of Chod.

      "in the experience of yogins who do not perceive things dualistically, the fact that things manifest without truly existing is so amazing, they burst out in laughter"
      --Longchenpa. (from The Choying Dzod)
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