DUDJOM CHOD RETREAT
4 – 8 May 2018
at Maitripa Centre, Healesville
Bookings are essential & close on 27 April
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This retreat will introduce the Chod of the Dudjom Lineage. Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam will provide the history and background of this practice in addition to teachings and practice on Chod. The ngundro practice and feast practices will also be introduced. The retreat will conclude with a Ganachakra feast. The retreat daily schedule will include daily puja practice, yoga and meditation. By doing this retreat, you will receive a thorough and practical grounding in the practice of Dudjom Lingpa's Chöd.
Serious students will have the option of taking the empowerment as a committment, receiving the full benefit of the instruction and practice. New students who have an interest in the Troma Cycle are welcome and encouraged to attend the retreat.
The “Sole Mother” or Troma Nagmo, the Black Wrathful Dakini, is one of the most profound termas (treasures) revealed by Dudjom Lingpa. Chöd, or severance, is the practice that directly severs the root of suffering, self-fixation, with exceptionally expedient wisdom methods. It is well known that through the Troma Nagmo cycle of practice, thirteen of Dudjom Lingpa’s disciples attained the rainbow body, and it is predicted that many more will continue to do so for three generations to come.
Sangye Khandro, a disciple of both Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche and Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, studied Troma under the guidance of Kyabje Rinpoche, who oversaw her progress as she underwent a series of retreats to accomplish the prerequisites of the practice. Hence Troma has become her principle practice and she has translated several of the important termas that illuminate this path.
In this weekend course, Lama Chonam will introduce the Pure Phenomena of Inner Wisdom, teaching vajrayana from the point of view of emphasizing generation stageand completion stage. The weekend will conclude with a question and answer session with Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro.
Sangye Khandro has been a Buddhist since 1971 and a translator of the Dharma since 1976 and has served as translator for many prominent masters over the years: Dudjom Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Dungsei Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche, and has been Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s translator for twenty years. Sangye co-founded the Light of Berotsana Translation Group in 1999 and resides at Tashi Choling retreat center in Ashland Oregon where together with Lama Chonam she continues to engage in translation work as well as teaching and leading retreats in the US and abroad.
Lama Chonam, Choying Namgyal, was born in the Golog area of eastern Tibet in 1964. His root teacher, Khenpo Munsel, was a direct disciple of one of the great Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century, Khenpo Ngagchung. Lama Chonam escaped Tibet in 1992 and later came to the US where he met and studied under the close guidance of his primary teacher, Dungsei Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. In 1999 Lama Chonam helped establish the Light of Berotsana Translation Group. Over the past two decades, in addition to teaching Buddhist view, meditation and the Tibetan language, Lama Chonam co- translates and publishes books and assists in providing oral translation for Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s Dzogchen teachings in the US and abroad.
at E-Vam Institute Melbourne
The Shogam Vidhalaya students, having commenced their studies under the tutelage of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, with Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge, continue their studies under the tutelage of Khenpo Chonyi Rangdrol. Opportunity may become available in future years for new students to join a Shedra Course.