Teachings with Khamtrul Rinpoche
Teaching Schedule to be confirmed.
Open to all
Gyalwa Dokhampa Shedrub Nyima, the 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche (b. 1982), is an outstanding teacher of the younger generation of masters from the Drukpa Kagyü tradition. He will teach on the profound meditation instructions of Mahamudra by using a short text by Pema Karpo, the 4th Gyalwang Drukpa, entitled A Record of Mahamudra Instructions. Mahamudra is a simple, direct method for looking beyond our conceptual dualistic fixation to the unchanging, luminous nature of our minds.
Khamtrul Rinpoche’s exceptional presence, and the peace and compassion he transmits, create the perfect environment to receive these profound teachings.
He will also be accompanied by two tokden monks—Tokden Achö and Tokden Gyamtso, literally meaning ‘realised ones’, are yogic practitioners who devote their whole lives to retreat and meditation practice. This extraordinary lineage of practice and realisation was established by the previous Khamtrul Rinpoches in Eastern Tibet and continues unbroken to this day.
Gyalwa Dokhampa Shedrub Nyima was born in 1982 in Assam, India, and continues the illustrious tradition of his enlightened predecessors, a line of great masters. Recognized by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, he is the supreme head of Khampagar Monastery in Kham, overseeing more than 200 monasteries and nunneries in Eastern Tibet as well as its present seat in Tashi Jong, India, where the tradition of Tokdens, or realized yogis, is continued to this day.
He received intensive training and the complete transmission of the Drukpa Kagyü lineage from his main teachers H.E. Dorzong Rinpoche and Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche, and many teachings and empowerments from Kyabgon Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabgon Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. In his visits to Europe, Korea, Taiwan and South Asia his outstanding presence and the peace and compassion he transmits has attracted a great number of followers.
Tokden Chökyi Lodrö (Achö) was born in 1932 in Tibet and joined Khampagar Monastery at the age of 10. He studied for seven years and at seventeen went into retreat for ten years, receiving teachings from Kyabgön 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche. In 1960 he fled to exile in India with Rinpoche. Together with a group of lay followers they were able to set up the Tashi Jong Community in Kangra Valley, where the new Khampagar Monastery was built.
Tokden Achoe has worked hard building up the Khampagar Monastery and Community at Tashi Jong while receiving many teachings and empowerments from 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche and other realized masters over the years, being in retreat whenever he could. In 1986 he was appointed as personal attendant to the young Gyalwa Dokhampa 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche, travelling with him in Asia as well as on pilgrimages to many holy Buddhist sites.
Khamtrul Rinpoche will be teaching at our London centre on the 18th, 19th and 20th October 2019. Times to be confirmed.