H.E. KYABJE LUDING KHEN RINPOCHE's VISIT to KAMALASHILA BUDDHIST CENTRE
5-25 January 2019
To my dear Dharma friends,
I am writing to extend a sincere and welcoming invitation to you for a most wondrous event. The Drogmi Buddhist Institute is very fortunate that His Eminence Kyabgye Luding Rinpoche has accepted our invitation to visit Australia and join us at the Kamalashila Tibetan Buddhist Center during 5-25 January 2019 for an extended period. His Eminence Kyabgye Luding Khen Rinpoche will bestow the Chakrasamvara Empowerment and the Vajrayogini Blessing along with a comprehensive Teaching on the profound Vajrayogini sadhana practise and other Empowerments.
This is a very rare and precious opportunity. I cannot encourage you enough to attend. This complete cycle will enable Vajrayana practitioners to practise this highest Tantric method considered one of the swiftest paths to attain Buddhahood. The importance of a great Vajrayana Master such as His Eminence Kyabgye Luding Rinpoche bestowing this mystic teaching cannot be overstated. Please make every effort to welcome His Eminence Luding Khen Rinpoche to our Centre in Tilba, Australia.
His Eminence Kyabje Luding Khen Rinpoche is the 76th throne-holder of the Ngorpa lineage of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and is the holder of a very ancient lineage. His mother is Her Eminence Jetsun Chime Luding Rinpoche who embodies Vajrayogini herself and is the greatest living female Vajrayana teacher and elder sister to His Holiness Vajradhara Sakya Trichen who is his Uncle and one of his Great Teachers. His Eminence Kyabgye Sharchen Luding Khen Rinpoche has trained and studied extensively under several of the greatest living Buddha Dharma Masters including Vajradhara Luding Khenchen Rinpoche his paternal Uncle, as his father was born into the Sharchen Luding lineage. Therefore, through both parents, he is linked to ancient spiritual lineages unbroken down to the present day. Rinpoche also studied under the guidance of the Late and Most Revered Khenchen Appey Rinpoche becoming an accomplished philosophical scholar and a graduate of the Sakya College of Higher Buddhist Philosophy. (For further biographical details refer to the Teachers tab on the DBI website).
If we sincerely wish to practise Vajrayana it is imperative to receive Empowerment (Permission) and learn from a perfect Guru. Luding Khen Rinpoche is one of the finest Vajrayana Gurus I have encountered during this lifetime. I spent time with Rinpoche at Sakya College where I was greatly impressed by his down-to-earth manner and by the love and compassion he demonstrated daily towards others. In my experience, Luding Khen Rinpoche embodies all the qualities required of a perfect teacher.
The Fifty Verses of Guru Devotion state:
“A guru should be; stable in his/her actions, cultivated in his/her speech, wise, patient and honest, neither concealing his/her shortcomings nor pretending to possess qualities he lacks, an expert in the meanings of Tantra, its ritual procedures of medicine and removing obstacles and have loving compassion and a complete knowledge of the scriptures.”
I have great respect and reverence for His Eminence Luding Rinpoche, not only because he is a direct member of the distinguished Khon family and is thus a senior member of the oldest royal family in Tibet, but because His Eminence is a beautiful, down-to-earth Bodhisattva. His life has been entirely committed to complete study and practice of the vast Buddhadharma. Luding Khen Rinpoche is a most humble enlightened being and is extremely generous in sharing his immeasurable knowledge and wisdom with students. It will be an event you are sure to remember and will have the blessing of this great Being with you for your whole life and beyond.
The merit and protection offered in the bestowing of the Empowerment, Blessing and Teachings is priceless. It will bring blessings that are unimaginable for Vajrayana Dharma students and practitioners, or anyone fortunate enough to meet His Eminence Luding Rinpoche. The good karma to be invited and attend signals that you have acquired merit for the selfless sharing of the highest Dharma by a Great Bodhisattva.
I really wish this benefit for you, I earnestly recommend that students and practitioners do not miss the opportunity of receiving Empowerments from His Eminence, please do not miss this occasion. Life is impermanent, opportunities may not arise again, so it is good to recognise and act on them when they appear. Also, to be in the presence of such a great Vajrayana Master and by being near a living example of a true Bodhisattva will hasten your path to your own Buddhahood.
Your friend in the Dharma,
Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe
The guru is Buddha, the guru is Dharma,
The guru is the Sangha, too.
The guru is the creator of all happiness.
To all gurus, I prostrate…