Empowerment of the Great Mastery of Display
Lama Drupgyu will give transmission of this empowerment which is the requirement for learning and practicing the Six Yogas of Niguma. This transmission is open only to Sukhasiddhi Foundation students of the Lineage and Shangpa Programs as well as students currently in the Bodhi Program. Essentially this empowerment is for individuals intending to begin these practices. Those students in the above programs who are not currently intending to practice the Six Yogas of Niguma are welcome to take the empowerment as a blessing; in this way, in the future, should they wish to embark on these practices they will have received the empowerment.
Cost: Suggested donation is $25, which is paid online. It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama with a kata which will follow the empowerment. Katas and envelopes will be available.
Teacher: Lama Drupgyu Tenzin, a student of Kalu Rinpoche since 1972, and a monk from 1974 to 1995, participated in the first traditional three-year retreat for Westerners from 1976 to 1980, in France. Kalu Rinpoche subsequently appointed him as Lama of his center in Paris, and later Lama Drupgyu became the first westerner to be appointed Druppön, or Retreat Master, leading three-year retreats on Saltspring Island, Canada. Subsequently, he participated for six years in the translation of Jamgon Kongtrul’s Treasury of Knowledge. Lama Drupgyu assisted in the establishment of Tsadra Foundation, a New York-based non-profit that supports development of Vajrayana in the West, and is currently Vice-President.