Closed Dudjom Troma retreat under His Holiness Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche
This Troma retreat of the Three Mothers of the Three Kayas is only for those students who are familiar with the practice of Chod, and are proficient in the use of the Chod drum and the thighbone kangling. Anyone who is practicing the Chod practice of Sera Khandro or Machig Lapdron will qualify.
However, this will be a strict retreat, following the precise instruction of Terchen Dudjom Lingpa and His Holiness Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje. This is a closed retreat: no bathing, cutting of hair or nails, no outside communication of any kind (email, telephoning or writing) and other disciplines will be followed. Students attending this retreat will need prior permission as the space is very limited. You must bring all articles that are listed below as required. If you are missing an item the center will provide it given enough notice. Those who have not received any teachings from me or this lineage must bring written permission from their teacher.
. You must arrive on the July 2nd to prepare your shrine and receive the retreat orientation from me. The retreat will start on July 4 and conclude on July 24th. As it is summer, bring light clothes, preferably white.
Wishing you all the ability to cut the illusion and realize the reality of the mind through this practice,
Schedule, registration and charges
2nd July Dakini Tsok
4th-24th July Closed Troma retreat $851
12th July Chokor Duchen
18th July Guru Rinpoche Tsok
26th and 27th July Riwo Sangcho teachings $151
28th July- Wangchen of Chimed Tsoktig $50
As a reminder, 2013 Yeshe Nying Po/Orgyen Cho Dzong membership must be current.
Daily charge for room and board is $50 (for those who are staying for the entire program the rate is reduced to $45 per day).
A $100 deposit is required for the retreat and each teaching you wish to attend. In addition a deposit of 10% of your anticipated room & board charges is required.
If you are interested in attending any of these events please contact Orgyen Cho Dzong directly by email at OCDSangha@aol.com.
Required articles to bring to the 2013 closed Dudjom Troma retreat
-Troma Thangka or photo
-Banners and Canopies for mandala Boundaries
-2 Kapalas (1 with stand)
-1 Crystal to “stand” on melong
-1 Offering mandala
-Long life vase
-Long life arrow
-14 Bowls for peaceful & wrathful offerings, and Tormas (Wangpo Metok, Zhiway and Drakpo Zhelses)
-2 Butter lamps (small)
-1 Menla and 1 Rakta cup
Ritual objects: all of them, bell, dorje, drum, phurba, small damaru etc.
Sadhanas: all Troma sadhanas, including Tsok, Dharmapalas, Riwo Sang Cho, Bardo & other auspicious prayers
Supplies Good quality whiskey, rice, offerings for tsoks, etc.
Charcoal for sang & sang material
Saffron for water bowls
Light clothes-white pajamas or white yogic skirt and tank top
Mat to sit outside for evening Chod practice
Personal medications/remedies/ insect repellent etc.
Relic Pill Rolling
Held at: Yeshe Nying Po, NYC
Thursday May 16th
Friday May 17th
Thursday May 23rd
Friday May 24th
Relic pills to be rolled from 6pm to 9pm.
Requirements for rolling the pills:
No one should have eaten any meat the days of the rolling,
one must have showered and wear clean clothes.
Also, no one should eat eggs that are fertilized.
Their hands must be clean and not have warts or sores. Especially ladies who are having their period should not participate.
Participants should have dinner beforehand.
During the rolling of the pills face masks will be provided.
Those who are able to come need to inform Teri ahead of time.
Green Tara Teaching
Taught by: H. H. Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
10 am – 12 pm and 2 – 5 pm
Yeshe Nying Po
19 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
All are welcome to attend
Please Contact Teri to Confirm Your Attendance via phone or e-mail.
Green Tara is the embodiment of all refuges, and the liberator of all sorrows. She is also the goddess of wealth and prosperity. We must not misunderstand and think that the Green Tara of Wealth is only for material gains; its primary function is the development of the wealth of wisdom
The Goddess Tara took an oath before the primordial Buddhas that she would never abandon her female form, to benefit beings continuously. This female form is the form of wisdom and compassion. She is also the mother of all the Buddhas and therefore the manifestation of the triple gem. She is the manifestation of the Kayas as well.
This sadhana is a revelation of my father, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, one of the most renowned scholars and realized masters of the Twentieth Century. This is his mind’s revelation Terma.
This revelation Terma I received directly from him, the empowerment, the transmission, and the pith instructions and it is now being transmitted to you. I am revealing this teaching now to benefit all countless sentient beings.
This will purify defilements and remove all obstacles, outer, inner and secret, but, most important of all, one will develop compassion, wisdom and skilful means. And I have no doubt that it will also help you to develop a positive and pure vision towards all. This practice opens up the mindstream towards wisdom. And, with its purification, our body, speech and mind will be in harmony.
The empowerment of this Green Tara will be given later in the summer.
Space is limited. Early registration is recommended.
The offering for this extraordinary teaching is $101.00
For your convenience, offerings can be made online through Credit Card/PayPal
or by check made payable to Yeshe Nying Po, Inc.
and mailed to the address above.
Please note the word “Green Tara ” on your offering
(Check and/or Credit Card/PayPal)
For Credit Card / PayPal offerings go to our website www.tersar.org
Click the “Contribution” heading at the top, then scroll down and click on the Yeshe Nying Po
Message from HH Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche 25 April 2013
What is to abandon and what is to adopt are the Teachings of the Buddha and the Noble Ones. To abandon negative actions and adopt positive ones is the way of the Victorious Ones. The primary act to abandon is that of taking the life of another being. We counteract this negative action by the act of freeing lives and developing positive attitude. Therefore, giving refuge and saving life is the act of the Bodhisattvas or Compassionate Ones.
This month of Saga Dawa, Friday, May 10 to Saturday, June 8 is when all the planets and stars come together and make this auspicious month a Bumgyur Dawa (100,000 increasing the positive merits). It’s rare and important so take the opportunity to practice at this moment.
Freeing lives alone is not sufficient. It must be infused with prayers for the lives of these beings, offering of relics to the animals that are being freed for purification at the time of their death so that they will have a better rebirth and dedication to all parent sentient beings. There is no better time to prepare a better karma for ourselves by adopting these virtues. This is also a preparation for our next life.
This year, during Saga Dawa, I intend to release as many lives as possible on a grand scale. Therefore, I request all students, friends and those concerned to contribute generously. Your noble action will generate peace, prosperity to you as well.
I also request students to come to Yeshe Nying Po to help make the relic pills. Those who wish to volunteer should contact the center soon.
During Saga Dawa I advise students not to eat meat and to concentrate more on their practice of purification and do all virtuous deeds. Of course be aware to dedicate the merit for the benefit of all our parent sentient beings, infinite as space.
With the blessings of the Lama, Yidam and Khandro for the benefit of all,