Archive of 2011 News & Events
Sunday, June 19 10 am - 5 pm
The Return Visit of the Medium of the Chief State Oracle of Tibet, Venerable Thupten Ngodup
Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling is honored to announce the return visit of the Medium of the Chief State Oracle of Tibet, Venerable Thupten Ngodup.
Tsok will be offered in the afternoon.
A donation of $100.00 per person is requested for the program, lunch will be served.
A White Tara Long Life Initiation will be bestowed at 10 am. White Tara, the Wish-fulfilling Wheel, is a practice for longevity and wisdom. This particular initiation is a very special lineage which is from the Great 5th Dalai Lama, and gives a detailed description of the central White Tara deity in a mandala surrounded by other aspects of Tara in the 4 directions. The blessing guides the participant in meditation and a process of visualizations to purify afflictive mental obscurations, the physical elements and illness, as an aid to eliminate hindrances to good health, longevity and wisdom.
The Vajrakilaya Blessing will be given following the White Tara initiation. Vajrakilaya is a deity of the Highest Yoga Tantra, whose practice enables the practitioner to attain common and ultimate realizations. The blessing is given utilizing three key tools: substance, mantra and meditative samadhi. The substantial object is a sacred revealed treasure from Tibet, mantra are prayers and mantric syllables associated with Vajrakilaya, meditative samadhi is reliant on the concentration and abilities of the master and disciple during the blessing.
Since his last trip to America in 2009, “Kutenla”, as he is fondly known, has been busy with activities in India and abroad. Besides maintaining a full schedule at Nechung Monastery in Dharamsala, India, leading prayers and rituals, he shares the responsibility of Deyang Monastery, one of the colleges of Drepung, that he established in South India a few years ago. He frequently visits Korea, Singapore, Mongolia, France and Australia, where he has projects and students.
Venerable Chokyab Rinpoche, the head lama of Deyang Monastery and Venerable Tenzin Chophel, the executive secretary of Nechung Monastery will be accompanying Kutenla on this visit. They will be visiting the Nechung centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, in addition to attending the Kalachakra Initiation and teachings given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, DC.
Please contact Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling for registration and
information. Advance registration is encouraged.
Every Sunday 10 am - 11:30 am
Four Mandala Tara Practice
This practice is cancelled when there is a teaching program.
Events are located at the Wood Valley Temple.
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