Khamtrul Rinpoche: A Weekend of Teachings
Open to all
The teachings (subject to be finalised) will start on Friday at 7pm and finish on Sunday at 5pm. Bookings can only currently be accepted for the complete weekend teaching.
Khamtrul Rinpoche is an outstanding teacher of the younger generation of masters from the Drukpa Kagyü tradition. He will also be accompanied by Tokden Achö and Tokden Drupgyu Gyaltsen, two tokden monks. Tokdens are 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.
Khamtrul Rinpoche was born in 1982 in Assam in India and recognized as a tulku of the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche 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 extensive training and the complete transmission of the Drukpa Kagyü lineage from his main teachers H.E. Dorzong Rinpoche and Kyabjé Adeu Rinpoche and many teachings and empowerments from Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche.
Tokden 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 the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche. In 1960 he fled to exile in India with the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche where, 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 Achö has worked hard building up the Khampagar Monastery and Community at Tashi Jong while receiving many teachings and empowerments over the years, being in retreat whenever he could.
Dupgyu Gyaltsen was born in 1974 at Jhikli Bheth and joined Khampagar Monastery, Tashi Jong at the tender age of eleven. He took the Upasaka and Novice vow from H.E 8th Dorzong Rinpoche. At the age of 20, he joined Khampagar retreat center and was privileged to receive teachings and empowerments from many realized masters and senior Tokdens. Following this he entered into strict retreat for 13 years. In 2007, when he came out of retreat, H.H 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche awarded him with Yogi attire and then he acted as Dorje Lopon (Vajra Master) in every grand prayer of the Monastery. He still spends much of his time in retreat and teaches to younger yogis in the Khampagar Retreat Center.
7pm to 9pm Friday 18th October
10am to 5pm Saturday 19th October
10am to 5pm Sunday 20th October