fbpx

Teachers

Drubpön Lama Karma

Venerable retreat master (Drubpön) Lama Karma was born in eastern Bhutan and joined the Long-Nying Chöling Monastery at a young age. His root teacher was Lama Naljorpa, the great yogi of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, from whom he received numerous vows, empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions, including the Chöd Rinchen Trengwa and the Chöd practice of Laughter of the Dakinis from the Longchen Nyingtik Tradition. A heart student of Terton Pedgyal Lingpa Rinpoche, he served as the scribe for the entirety of Pedgyal Lingpa’s Kusum Gongdü treasure cycle. Drubpön Lama Karma studied with other great teachers, including H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, H.H Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, and the 16th and 17th Karmapas. He has spent over 16 years in strict meditation retreats. Drubpön is renowned as a genuine retreat master throughout Bhutan and has been one of the most important Bhutanese lamas to disseminate the teachings and maintain the tradition of Terton Pedgyal Lingpa.  

Events with Drubpön Lama Karma

Generating Bodhicitta, the Heart of Compassion
July 3, 2019

Generating Bodhicitta, the heart of compassion, is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings: it is the heartfelt wish to awaken for the benefit of all beings. During this retreat, Drubpön Lama Karma will provide instruction on how to develop the mind of Bodhicitta, which is an essential part of Mind…

Tara Mandala Rising: Celebrating 25 Years
July 6, 2019

Tara Mandala has become a vibrant international community and a refuge for many who wish to study and practice Dharma. For five decades, Lama Tsultrim’s vision of elevating the empowered feminine in dharma has been a beacon for many, and in 1993, she established Tara Mandala as a home for…

White Dakini Drubchen, including Teaching Days, July 30 - August 10
July 30, 2019

The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche to Lama Tsultrim Allione. We will experience a traditional empowerment and…

White Dakini Drubchen only, August 1 - 10
August 1, 2019

The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Rangdröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche to Lama Tsultrim Allione. We will experience a traditional empowerment and…

The Four Immeasurables Retreat
August 25, 2019

The Four Immeasurables are the sublime expressions of love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. They are the essential nature and radiance of the enlightened heart. It is said that these sublime qualities are the great removers of tension, the great peacemakers in social conflict, and the great healers of wounds suffered…

Lojong - Seven Point Mind Training Retreat
September 13, 2019

Mind Training, or Lojong, is a practical and inspiring teaching that transforms the mind afflicted by destructive emotions. At the heart of all practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Mind Training puts special emphasis on turning away from extreme self-centeredness and developing Bodhicitta mind, which wishes for the happiness of all sentient…

P'howa: Transference of Consciousness Retreat
September 19, 2019

In this retreat, Drubpön Lama Karma will offer teachings and instructions on the extraordinary Vajrayana method of transference of consciousness at the moment of death. The skillful means of the P’howa practice allows us to direct our consciousness out of our body and into the exalted state of the enlightened mind.…

Khandro Kejang Chöd
September 26, 2019

Chöd, which literally means “cutting,” is a powerful, dramatic practice of cutting through ego-clinging and delusion by visualizing the offering up of one’s body to all beings and karmic debtors. This is a potent method to sever all self-grasping and to usher oneself into the realization of emptiness. The system…