3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

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3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby Karma Jinpa » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:04 am

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The schedule is as follow: (Los Angeles Time, Pacific Standard Time, USA)
3/29 (Sat) 10:00am to 5:00pm = Red Chenrezig Empowerment & Teaching
3/30 (Sun) 9:00am to 5:00pm = Red Chenrezig one-day retreat

Here is the live streaming link for this weekend's event:
http://www.youtube.com/user/rinchenchol ... =2&sort=dd

Not exactly sure about which "Red Chenrezig" this empowerment will be for. There are several possibilities, including Gyalwa Gyamtso (a HYT yidam), and Khorwa Dondruk (from either Guru Chöwang's terma or the Chokling Tersar), amongst others. I've heard from a reliable source that the wang Garchen usually gives is related to Ratna Lingpa's termas, but no further details. Wonder if it could be the Thugje Sangdu based on that...

For more on Gyalwa Gyamtso: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=5945

For more on Khorwa Dondruk: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=14223
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby Karma Jinpa » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:15 pm

According to the response I received from Drikung Rinchen Chöling (the Dharma center hosting the event), this empowerment will be HYT (Anuttarayoga Tantra), and is from a terma, too. Based on those tidbits of information, and the deity photos being posted alongside advertising for the event on Facebook, I believe it'll be the empowerment of Gyalwa Gyamtso yab-yum that Rinpoche will be conferring upon us.

If the wang is from Ratna Lingpa's termas (as it's been in the past), it may be associated with the week-long Drubchen of Thugje Sangdu---the practice that Garchen Rinpoche was greeted with on his return to Tibet in 2004: http://www.garchen.net/tibetreturn2004.html

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To learn more about the importance of Red Chenrezig practice to Kyabjé Garchen Rinpoche and his monastery, Gargon, visit the following link:
http://www.gargon.org/rinchencholing2/E ... ent_en.htm
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby ratna » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:52 pm

Thanks for the info!

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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby ReasonAndRhyme » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:17 pm

:thanks:
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby ReasonAndRhyme » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:06 pm

Karma Jinpa wrote:Here is the live streaming link for this weekend's event:
http://www.youtube.com/user/rinchenchol ... =2&sort=dd


Stupid question, but has it started yet? I can't find any live stream on that youtube channel, but sometimes streaming is blocked in Germany (for some legal reason entirely beyond my comprehension).
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby Karma Jinpa » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:08 pm

Still says "Starting soon" on the YouTube page, so it should be live any minute now...

"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, it happens that a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme

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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby Lhasa » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:12 pm

They had an earthquake in that area and many aftershocks, could be affecting things.
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby ReasonAndRhyme » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:13 pm

Thank you very much, Karma Jinpa :smile:

With that direct link I can now see it, too. Looks like youtube filters the search results and only shows the videos/streams available for one's country. With that direct link I can now watch it using the proxtube plugin in firefox.
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby conebeckham » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:17 pm

This is Ratna Lingpa's "ThukJe SangDu," or Avalokiteshvara Guhyasamaja.
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby Dorje Nyingpo » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:38 pm

Also following the live stream, thank you Karma Jinpa and Conebeckham. BTW the thangka you posted, Karma Jinpa, is this precisely the deity ThukJe SangDu (Avalokiteshvara Guhyasamaja)? Because I got a CD from them with Red Chenrezig explanations on which there's printed the ususal four-armed form of Gyalwa Gyatso yabyum.
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby conebeckham » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:44 pm

I reviewed the sadhana yesterday at TBRC, and the main deities (Yabyum) are two-armed, and holding the implements as depicted on the image at the beginning of this thread.

There are a lot of other deities involved in this practice, though.....It's the "Secret Assembly" (Guhyasmaja) form, after all....
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby ratna » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:48 pm

Here's a short sadhana in English.
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby Dorje Nyingpo » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:18 pm

Thank you so much, conebeckham and ratna, and all of you here for such complete and precious knowledge of the deity's precise name, tertön, deity picture and sadhana text of this empowerment!!! :heart:
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby heart » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:29 pm

ratna wrote:Here's a short sadhana in English.


Thank you ratna!

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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby kirtu » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:02 pm

When will the second session begin? Thanks!

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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby Dorje Nyingpo » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:02 pm

two hours after the end of the first:

"We are happy to share that there will be live streaming link for
Garchen Rinpoche's Red Chenrezig Empowerment, Teaching and 1 day retreat over the coming weekend.

29 Mar (Sat) 10am-12pm Red Chenrezig Empowerment
2pm -5pm Teaching on Red Chenrezig
30 Mar (Sun) 9am -5pm Red Chenrezig 1 day retreat"

http://www.youtube.com/user/rinchenchol ... =2&sort=dd
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby heart » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:27 pm

Dorje Nyingpo wrote:two hours after the end of the first:

"We are happy to share that there will be live streaming link for
Garchen Rinpoche's Red Chenrezig Empowerment, Teaching and 1 day retreat over the coming weekend.

29 Mar (Sat) 10am-12pm Red Chenrezig Empowerment
2pm -5pm Teaching on Red Chenrezig
30 Mar (Sun) 9am -5pm Red Chenrezig 1 day retreat"

http://www.youtube.com/user/rinchenchol ... =2&sort=dd


I don't see how he would manage to give this empowerment now, 2 hours almost gone.

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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby Dorje Nyingpo » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:33 pm

empowerment is in the next session:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W4_cf1J19I
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby conebeckham » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:10 pm

There's three empowerments, at least, associated with this transmission...I'd guess he will give the "Gyun Wang" which is the "simple empowerment." There are long, and medium-length, empowerments for this cycle in the Rinchen Terdzo.
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Re: 3/29: Garchen giving Red Chenrezig Emp

Postby kirtu » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:05 pm

Starting soon for the afternoon



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