Vajrasattva is the embodiment of the five Buddha families and is associated with purification. The Vajrasattva practice is a powerful purification practice that works on both psychological and spiritual levels. It purifies negativities and dualistic thinking, eliminates obstacles to awakening, and increases joy and wellbeing in our lives. We invite you to this Vajrasattva empowerment with Lama Drupgyu.
Audience: This empowerment is open to the public. Attendees must have taken Refuge prior to receiving the empowerment. If you need to take Refuge, please indicate this when you register.
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.