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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

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…

Special Retreat: Garland of Jewels -- Advanced Teachings
August 24, 2019

In response to a special request from Lama Tsultrim Allione, during this unique retreat, Drubpön Lama Karma will provide teachings on supplementary texts to the Garland of Jewels (Rinchen Trengwa) chöd tradition. This may be the only opportunity for our sangha to receive these specific teachings which complement and enhance…

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…