Tara Mandala Blog
Sep 16

Longchen Nyingthig P’howa Virtual Teachings: October 3 – 11

The Tibetan Buddhist practice of P’howa enables us to approach the end of life transition with confidence and grace. Tara Mandala is excited to offer Enlightenment without Meditation: Longchen Nyingtig P’howa, virtual teachings with Adzom Gyalse Tulku Rinpoche from October 3 to 11, a special opportunity to learn this powerful practice with a great master.


For these virtual teachings, Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche will provide transmission, teachings and commentary on this practice during two consecutive weekends via Zoom. We will have the assistance of Tibetan/English translator Erik Drew who will translate throughout all the sessions.

Teaching Dates & Times:

  • Saturday, October 3, from 8:00am – 10:00am MT
  • Sunday, October 4, from 8:00am – 10:00am MT
  • Saturday, October 10, from 8:00am – 10:00am MT
  • Sunday, October 11, from 8:00am – 10:00am MT*

*All times are listed in Mountain Time. Click here for time-zone conversion to find the event times in your area. This is a required sadhana for the Magyu Mother Lineage Program.

In this video, Lama Tsultrim Allione talks about the Longchen Nyingtig P’howa, Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche, and his upcoming virtual teachings. To watch, click on the video above.


Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche

Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje, who was the son of Adzom Drukpa Pawo Dorje, and born in the year of the Iron-monkey (1980); in Bumthang, a region of central Bhutan, which was blessed as a hidden sacred land by Guru Padmasambhava; within a nomad family, he is the second son of seven, his father Kelzang Phuntsok and his mother Sonam Tsomkyi.

When the letter written by Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje, indicating all details of his rebirth, came to the hand of Rigdzin Pema Tulku, he offered it to HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to confirm. After a few years HH Khyentse Rinpoche confirmed his family and a group of people was sent in search, but they returned with the wrong son, because his mother gave the youngest son at that time. Realizing their mistake, HH Khyentse Rinpoche asked for the boy who was born in the Iron-Monkey year, by then he was eight years old. After that he was recognized as the reincarnation of Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje at Gelephu, southeast Bhutan, and HH Khyentshe Rinpoche even performed his hair-cutting ceremony. Then he was first ordained as monk at Kharbandi, Phuntsholing – Bhutan; later at Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu – Nepal, the grand enthronement ceremony was conducted by HH Khyentshe Rinpoche in presence of HE Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche and HE Nyoshul Khen Jamyang Dorje Rinpoche.

At early age he was well taken care with loving kindness by his root teacher HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and during that time he received lots of teachings, transmissions and empowerments from him, also from HE Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Lama Tserpo Rinpoche, and since some years ago, from HH Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche; besides them, he also received from HH Dalai Lama, HH Trulshik Rinpoche, HH Penor Rinpoche, HE Chokling Rinpoche, HH Taklung Tshetrul Rinpoche and HE Yangthang Rinpoche, HE Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche.

By 2004, under the guidance of HE Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, he completed the extensive nine years course in Buddhist philosophy and graduated from Philosophical Collage (Shedra). After his graduation he started teaching and giving oral transmissions (lung) at Shechen Philosophical Collage in Nepal. By 2010 he was awarded the scarf of Khenpo (Doctorate Certificate). At present he also presides all the annual ceremonies going on in Shechen Monastery in Nepal and even at some branch monasteries in Bhutan. He also gives guidance to the monks who stay in retreat for three years in Bhutan, where he has a retreat center.

For further information about Adzom Gyalse Tulku see adzomgyalsetulku.com.

We invite you to connect with these precious teachings and practice, and may they be of great benefit to all beings.

~With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

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