Led by: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Saturday, March 22nd
Time: 9:30– 11:30 am & 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $55 Public, $45 Members
Please also bring bell, damaru (Chod damaru if you have one), kangdhung (traditional bone or copperhorn), and Tsok offering such as meat, fruits, wine, flowers, vegetables, or baked goods.
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will bestow the Troma Nagmo Empowerment and Machig Labdron blessing in the morning. In the afternoon he will lead Chӧd Practice and participants will learn and perform the Chӧd ritual dance. Troma Nagmo (Sanskrit: Krishna Krodhini) is a wrathful form of Vajravarahi and is the deity associated with Chöd Practice. She represents the wisdom of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in a wrathfulfemale form. Chöd was founded by Machig Labdrön (1050-1149), the Tibetan female saint who is considered the emanation of Troma Nagmo and received Chöd teachings from the Indian Mahamudra master and Chöd lineage master Padampa Sangye.
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama’s Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, and can bestow empowerments. He is also a Chod master. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle. He is now working on producing a documentary on His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche’s life. Tulku Yeshe Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist master, poet and author. He has published ten books about philosophy, life, nature, peace and magic. He is the founder of Tibetan Zen, and he has given the Tibetan Zen teaching in many places. His book, “Tibetan Zen”, will be available in 2013. His autobiography, “A Modern Liberation Odyssey”, is available now.