What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

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What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Dharmaswede » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:02 am

I know he does the Changbu Gyatsa (100 handprint torma ritual), which is "attached" to the a core chöd Sadhana. I also understand he has taught Dentok Chikma. What other chöd related practices has he taught, or given empowerments in? What does he practice himself?

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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby yegyal » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:47 am

The monks at his monastery do the Khandro Gyegang (Longchen Nyingthig) every evening and the rinchen drengwa on dakini days. Not sure about his daily personal practice, but I know he has given empowerments and instructions, including the dance, on the Khandro Gyegang on numerous occasions. However, I believe he also holds Machig's lineage.
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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby ClearblueSky » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:54 am

I received both the Bellowing Laughter of The Dakinis, and Rinchen Trengwa from Lama Wangdu. I think he tends to teach those two a lot.
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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Dharmaswede » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:33 pm

Wonderful, thank you!
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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Tsultrim T. » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:54 am

Lama Wangdu is also probably the only remaining lineage holder of Machik's Shijay of which there are multiple practices associated. I am not sure how often he performs these particular practices but you can get a better idea through reading his biography: http://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Thousand- ... 0557004098
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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Kunga » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:53 am

Rinpoche holds PaDampa Sangye's Shijay lineage, and has given empowerments from that cycle to us on request now and again.
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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Dharmaswede » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:29 am

So there is a living lineage of Shi Jay practice, with Sadhana and everything?

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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Happy Thunderbolt » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:36 pm

Lama Wangdu Rinpoche does Khandro Gegyang, Tsogle Rinchen Trengwa, Kusali Chö, Denthogchigma, Bliss Queen and various healing Chö including Changbu Gyatsho... And hold lineages for many others too. But Chö is a Life practice that goes far beyond a sadhana-cum-ritual with a drum and bell and he applies chö in his daily life in many different ways.

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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Jikan » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:31 am

Just as a heads-up to our many US & Canada members: Lama Wangdu is evidently in residence in Portland, Oregon, USA now, and teaching at least weekly at a place called The Movement Center in NE.
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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Adamantine » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:10 am

Jikan wrote:Just as a heads-up to our many US & Canada members: Lama Wangdu is evidently in residence in Portland, Oregon, USA now, and teaching at least weekly at a place called The Movement Center in NE.


It's great to visit Lama Wangdu wherever he his, but I'll offer a link to this open letter about the Movement Center so everyone can be informed of the hosting location: - the name was formerly "Nityananda Institute" and must have changed to The Movement Center because of bad PR:

http://leaving-nityananda-institute.blogspot.com/2008/01/open-letter-from-former-nityananda.html
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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Jikan » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:53 pm

I don't know what Lama Wangdu's relationship with Swami Chetanananda is like, but it does seem that the latter is encouraging his students to learn chod from the former. There has been some kind of collaboration between the two for years now, but what that is, I have no idea.

I also don't know if that 2008 blog post has been fact-checked or if its claims have been verified. I do know that there's been controversy of that kind surrounding Swami C for a long time, even prior to that mass departure of students.

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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Adamantine » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:42 pm

Heard that Lama Wangdu is now in Los Angeles... If anyone knows the
schedule or details please post here.
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Re: What chöd does Lama Wangdu practice?

Postby Tsultrim T. » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:17 am

It looks likes Lama Wangdu Rinpoche's schedule in LA was only until Dec 15, but the contact info is Tenzin Tinley Lama for information at tinleyuw@yahoo.com. Hope it helps.
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