The Great Monkey Year Teaching 2016

IMG 0633The Great Drikung Kagyu Monkey year teachings 2016 was conducted in Jangchubling, Dehradun, India from February 16, to February 19, 2016. 

On the first day, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang blissfully gave a teachings on the generation of the Arising of Bodhichitta starting from morning at 9 am, until 5 pm in the evening. His Holiness emphasise on the importance of generating our heart, by introducing and practical application of the loving kindness and compassion. He also said that the supreme protection in our life is the cultivation of Bodhichitta.

Next day, H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche gave teaching on the distinction between the Sutra and Tantra Vehicles in the morning. After lunch His Holiness gave initiation of the Preparatory stages of Great Empowerment of Hey-Vajra teachings according to the Marpa's tradition.


IMG 0531On 18th, His Holiness bestowed the main part of the Great Empowerment of Hey-Vajra, and practical instructions and reading transmission to all the people who gathered from all over the world.


vvbvOn the last day, the grand long life ceremonial Mandala-Offering was offered to His Holiness for kindly bestowing the teachings and empowerment. H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche conducted the ceremonial procession of grand offerings along with members of the International Drikung Kagyu Council, the organiser of the Great Drikung Monkey year Teaching 2016.

Thereafter HH. offered the Great Drikung Phowa teachings and transmission. In the end H.H. bestowed the Long Life empowerment according to the transmission of the Sole Mother, Queen of the Siddhas. There were also thousands of local people gathered for this grand empowerment. 

The Monkey Year Teaching 2016, was successfully accomplished.


The Birth of Buddha
Buddha's Renunciation
In Search of Truth
Turning the Wheel of Dharma
Buddha's Parinirvana
Buddha's Teachings

The Four Noble Truth
Dharma Practice

What is the Mind?
Loving Kindness and Compassion

What is Vajrayana?
Why Practice Vajrayana?
Authentic Vajrayana
Levels of Vajrayana
Attachment and Vajrayana
What to Meditate On
Sitting in Meditation
Preparing for Meditation
The Meditation Session
A Meditation Schedule

The Kagyu Lineage
Meaning of Hung Symbol
Meaning of Drikung
Life Story of Achi
The Three Protectors