Guru Rinpoche Teachings and Public Talk
by Lama Thinley Dukpa
21-24 August 2015
Herman Rednick Center, north of Questa, New Mexico
We are honored and very happy to announce that Lama Thinley Dukpa of Portland, Oregon, will come to the our center (KMGS) to offer the empowerment and teachings on the Tibetan Kagyu practice of Guru Rinpoche (also known as Konchog Chidu or Padmasambhava). Lama Thinley is profoundly connected to the Guru Rinpoche teachings both through his teachers and through his family.
Requirements: Participants need to have already received this empowerment or attend the Saturday afternoon empowerment offered by Lama Thinley. Refuge is required to attend the empowerment; for those who would like to receive it for the first time, Lama Thinley will offer that as well on Saturday morning.
Location for all activities: The Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, 7 miles north of Questa, New Mexico
Cost: Suggested donation of $15 per session (refuge, teachings, practice...)
Friday evening, August 21
Public talk 7pm
Saturday, August 22
Refuge Vow Ceremony 10-noon
Guru Rinpoche Empowerment 2-4pm
Sunday, August 23
Teachings on Konchog Chidu 10-noon
Potluck lunch noon
Group practice of Konchog Chidu 2-4pm
Monday, August 24
Kunchog Chidu retreat day All Day
Lama Thinley Dukpa completed a 3-year retreat in the Longchen Nyingthik tradition in his home country of Bhutan. After meeting the His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche, Lama Thinley accomplished a second 3-year retreat in the Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu tradition under Bokar Rinpoche. Having lived in the West for several decades, Lama Thinley currently resides in Portland where he offers meditation practice on Saturdays & Sundays and continues his making of thangka paintings and tormas.
Please contact me if you wish to take refuge with Lama Thinley before taking the empowerment, and for any related questions. Also, for any other questions I might help with, or for directions.
This teaching is made possible by the two groups that have laid the ground work of our center, as well as the dedicated practitioners and supporters who live here. Gratitude to Earth Journey, Inc. and The Herman Rednick Trust, and also, deepest gratitude to Lama Thinley and the other lamas who visit us, offering the precious Dharma.