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Nechung Choktrul Rinpocheand Venerable Nechung Kuten in Dharamsala India

Nechung Rinpoche has finished nine years of study at Mindroling Monastic College this spring. He has also completed his training in the specific rituals and prayers of Nechung Monastery. Rinpoche is expected to be in residence at the temple for a few months this fall for some personal time and to give teachings.

Ven. Nechung Kuten is currently visiting South Korea giving blessings in temples and monasteries. As a graduation present, he invited Rinpoche to join him and to give a public talk. The Kuten’s memoir is now translated in to English and will be published later this year.

In October, Khenpo Sodhargye Rinpoche will be at the temple. He will confer the Vajrakilaya Gurkhukma initiation and teach Patrul Rinpoche’s "The Heart Treasure ofthe Enlightened Ones – the Practice of View, Meditation & Action - a Discourse Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle and End". Dates and details of the upcoming events are forthcoming.

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Orgyen Menla Initiation

(Guru Rinpoche Medicine Buddha)

Dzogchen Teachings given by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

May 27, 28, 29 — 10am–4pm

A weekend program is scheduled at Wood Valley Temple with Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche, founder of the Heruka Institute in Seattle. Rinpoche will bestow the initiation of Orgyen Menla – Guru Rinpoche Medicine Buddha. He will also give teachings from "Three Words that Strike the Crucial Point" by Garab Dorje.

These are:

  1. Introduction directly to one’s own nature
  2. To decide directly upon one thing
  3. To have confidence directly in liberation.
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

Those who wish to attend these teachings must have the prerequisite of having received a Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) initiation or take the Orgyen Menla on Saturday, May 27th morning.

The practice of Orgyen Menla generates common and extraordinary accomplishment, health and longevity. Dzogchen points to the pure nature of phenomenal existence and intrinsic awareness.

The course fee for the temple program is $250 for the 3 days or $100 a day, to include lunch. Please register in advance. Limited overnight lodging in the guest house is available.

Rinpoche will also give a talk at Paleaku Gardens on Thursday, May 25th. For information, call 328-8084.

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Every Sunday 10 am - 11:30 am

Four Mandala Tara Practice

This practice is cancelled when there is a teaching program.

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