MonkeyYearTeaching in Germany 2016

mytgOn Sep. 16, 2016, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang arrived Milarepa Retreat Centre, Germany for the traditional Drikung Monkey Year Teaching which took place in Scheneverdingen, Germany.  His Holiness, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and lamas performed the inauguration ceremony for a stupa of the Centre. The teachings were kindly granted by the most prominent teachers of Drikung Kagyu lineage – His Holiness Drikung Kaybgon Chetsang, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche and Most Venerable Lho Ontrul Rinpoche. The audience were blessed to receive empowerments and teachings from these great teachers. Western Khenpos and Lamas had made a beautiful Hevajra sand mandala. Its beauty and details amazed everyone. His Holiness started the teaching with the Guru Rinpoche Empowerment according to Pema Lingpa's trandition.


On the second day, His Holiness granted Drikung Phowa Chenmo and Amitayus Empowerment according to Thantong Gyalpo's tradition .

On the third and the fourth day, Garchen Rinpoche bestowed Mahakala Empowerment and Drikung Kagyu Guru Yoga Teachings. In the evening of the fourth day, it was the book launch session of the German edition of His Holiness's book, The History of Tibetan Empire. His Holiness talked about this book. Many people were fortunate to receive the signature of the author - His Holiness Drikung Kaybgon Chetsang - on their personal copies.

On the fifth and sixth day, Most Ven. Lho Ontul Rinpoche granted the Green Tara Empowerment and a teaching on The Seven Protectresses – Supplication to Baghavati  Tara by Lord Jigten Sumgon.

mytg2On the seventh and eighth day, His Holiness granted Hevajra/Nairatmya Empowerment and teachings. Each day, representatives of Sangha from different countries offered mandala, flowers and monetary offerings as a token of thanks for teachings. Throughout the teaching, participants were served with vegetarian food, sweet tea and snacks were served for 24 hours. The teaching was concluded with Tenshug  (བརྟན་བཞུགས།)ceremony for His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. This wonderful event brought together Drikung Kagyu disciples from over the world and served as a place to share achievements and make future plans for the development of Drikung Kagyu tradition in the West. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche offered the long-life blessing pills for His Holiness.mytg3


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