We are very pleased to announce our 10th annual Sadhana Ritual Courses, to take place from November 28, 2019, to January 1, 2020. The program will be held at a new monastery in Narayantan north of Kathmandu, near Budhanilkantha, at Ngedon Shedrub Phuntsok Ling, where the activities of the Great Terton Chokgyur Lingpa’s New Treasures are beginning to flourish.
The main points of practice, including ritual traditions of chant melodies, mudrās, torma making, shrine arrangements, musical instruments, and sang, tsok, solka and sur offerings will be taught in Tibetan by Lama Sherab Dorje, a senior lama of Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery, and translated into English and other languages such as Nepali and Chinese, based on necessity.

Participants may register for any one or all of the following courses:

Nov 28 – Dec 3, 2019The Preliminary Practices (ngöndro) of The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrub Barché Künsel)
Dec 5 – 16, 2019Tukdrub Yishyin Norbu (aka Sampa Lhundrub, Spontaneous Fulfiller of All Wishes)
Dec 20, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020The Essence of Activity (Tukdrub Trinley Nyingpo) from The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrub Barché Künsel)

Requested Donations

(covers local transportation, food, accommodation, practice texts, and offerings to teachers):

Ngondro: $175

Sampa Lhundrupma: $325

Trinley Nyingpo: $325

“Scholarships and concessions are available. Please email [email protected] or call / Whats App (+977) 981.863.0589 for more information.

Empowerments and Reading Transmissions

The necessary empowerments and reading transmissions for the courses will likely take place in Kathmandu around Nov 26 so please plan to arrive before then.

 

The Chokling New Treasures Lineages

Chokling-Tersar

The Chokling Tersar, or Chokling New Treasures Lineage, is the collected treasure revelations of the great treasure revealer Orgyen Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870), one of the greatest visionary masters in Tibetan history. These teachings and practices are a direct transmission from the great Lotus-born Master, Guru Padmasambhava and are specifically meant to be transmitted and practiced during this day and age and are now widely practiced by both the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Read more here.

 

Tukdrub Barché Künsel Preliminary Practices

Tukdrub-Barchey-KunselAs His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said:

When we take our first steps on the path, we are not yet capable of helping others. To accomplish the good of others, we must first perfect ourselves, by purifying and transforming our minds. This is the aim of what we call the preliminary practices, which establish the foundations of all spiritual progress. You may feel like dispensing with these foundations in order to practice teachings that you think are more profound, but if you do so, you are building a palace on the surface of a frozen lake.[1]

These preliminary practices (ngöndro), also known as the Four Foundations, include contemplations on the four mind-changings to turn our mind towards the dharma, and the practices of refuge, bodhicitta and so on to purify our negative karma and obscurations and to gather the accumulations of merit and wisdom. The particular preliminary practices we will be learning come Lamé Tukdrub Barché Künsel, (Accomplishing the Guru’s Wisdom Mind, Dispeller of All Obstacles), a blessed cycle of treasure teachings given by Guru Rinpoche and revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa. For more information, see The Great Gate by Rangjung Yeshe Publications.