International Drikung Kagyu Council
Honoured to organise the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumong's Maha Parinirvana.
(Drong Ngur Jangchubling Florida)
Drong Ngur Jangchubling was extremely honored and overjoyed to have had the opportunity to host His Holiness Drikung Kyabgön Chestang Rinpoche, August 1st and 2nd during his Summer 2015 tour of the Americas. They said " we were so fortunate to receive the empowerment for the Co-emergent Kalachakra followed by teachings on the generation and completion stages based on the the sadana composed by Rigdzin Chökyi Drakpa".
His Holiness began with a fascinating explanation on the history and origins of secret mantra. He gave very special instructions on and demonstrated the nine rounds of breathing followed by the vase breath. He explained the importance of equalizing the breath and explained how to ward off obstacles and negative influences while issuing in all positive influence and protection by understanding and attending to the particular details of the yogic exercises. His Holiness gave the transmission for The Six Branches of Yoga From the Tradition of Kashmiri Somanatha's Non-dual Kalachakra Completion Stage and shared pith instructions focusing in particular on the yoga of pranayama.
(Drikung Kyobpa Choling Escondido)
His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang arrived on August 4th 2015 at Drikung Kyobpa Choling Monastery in Escondido, California.
His Holiness had a warm greeting by Drupon Samten, Lama Norbu and other monastics and sangha members along with all the traditional monastic musical instruments. Everyone was wearing colorful costumes representing may different countries and cultures including Tibet, Ladakh, India, Mexico and South America.
On August 6th His Holiness began the 4-day program with a Wrathful Guru Rinpoche empowerment followed by an afternoon of Oral transmissions and question and answer session.
On August 7th His Holiness gave the VajraVidharana (Dorje Namjom) empowerment that was followed by a full afternoon of Oral transmissions including the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra, Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini.
On August 8th, His Holiness blessed everyone with the empowerment of Achi Chokyi Drolma and additional Oral transmissions.
On the last day of the teachings, August 9th, we had a beautifulLong Life (Amitayus ceremony and Tsok offering), followed by an Amitabha empowerment given by His Holiness.