Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche's Spiritual Partner, Sangyum Kamala, will be on The West Coast USA offering teachings and giving transmission at Orgyen Dorje Den Orgyen 2244 Santa Clara Ave Alameda, CA September 11th and 12th (also scheduled to for September 19th) and then again in Northern CA at Tashi Choling Gompa September 16th through 18th (see below)
Born in northern India, in the village of Pangi near to Manali, in the northern Indian State of Himachal Pradesh Sangyum Kamala is the daughter of Tulshuk Lingpa, a renowned terton in the Nyingmapa lineage, and Phuntsok Choedon, a great practitioner and dakini, who devoted her entire life to Dharma practice. When she passed away at age 83, her body remained in meditation for 7 days, and a circular rainbow appeared in the sky over her room. Sangyum met her root guru H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Chatral Rinpoche in Simla at age 13. Her father was also a student of HH Dudjom Rinpoche, and her grandfather was Gyachok Lingpa, a famous Terton and doctor from Golok, Serta, and was a student of Dudjom Lingpa. At age 20, she married Chatral Sangye Dorje, considered by many to be one of the greatest living Dzogchen masters today, and they have now been married for 50 years, with three daughters and two granddaughters. During her life, she has received an uninterrupted stream of Dharma teachings and transmissions, and her practice has emphasized the Dudjom Tersar and Longchen Nyingtig traditions. She has constantly carried out and maintained the activities of Chatral Rinpoche, by supporting the retreat practice of countless sublime yogis and yoginis throughout Nepal and India, caring for those in need both with material and spiritual wealth, She carries on Chatral Rinpoche’s example of freeing lives every year in Calcutta by releasing millions of fish into the Ganges and has constructed numerous stupas, prayer wheels, and other holy supports in both India and Nepal. Sangyum Kamala will be at Orgyen Dorje Den ( http://www.orgyendorjeden.org/ )
Tuesday, September 11th, 7-9pm
Suggested Donation $25
The reading transmissions will include the 21 Taras and Dharma Protectors as well as the Green Tara and Kurukulle sadhanas from the lineage of Sera Khandro. Sera Khandro was a great wisdom Dakini and treasurer revealer of the 20th century who was one of HH Chatral Rinpoche's teachers.
Wednesday, September 12, 7am until completion. Sangyum Kamala will do the Riwo Sang Chod offering and Sur practice. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted.
All are welcome to attend, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Sangyum Kamala will also return to ODD on Wednesday, September 19th (event not scheduled as of yet but save the date) Sangyum Kamala will be at Tashi Choling Northern CA
Gyatrul Rinpoche is very happy to be hosting Sangyum Kamala at Tashi Choling ( http://www.tashicholing.org/temple.html
), in order to connect with her wisdom and blessings and those of Chatral Rinpoche.
Events with Sangyum Kamala:
Sunday, September 16th (New Moon) 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Troma Concise Tsok Offering
Public Talk: The Sangyum will describe her life as consort of Chatral Sangye Dorje, who is a direct disciple of Khenpo Ngaga. Entry fee, $15.
Monday, September 17th
Tara Blessings: Transmission for the "Homage to the 21 Taras" followed by a "Summoning the Life Force" ceremony related to Longevity White Tara. Entry fee, $15.
Tuesday, September 18th
Transmission Blessing for Sera Khandro's treasures. Sera Khandro was a great wisdom dakini, treasure revealer, and consort of Dudjom Lingpa's son Drime Ozer. Entry fee, $15.
All of these events are open to the public.
At Gyatrul Rinpoche's request, please come dressed as nicely as possible because video will be taken and sent to Chatral Rinpoche. Also, please carpool if at all possible, to reduce traffic on the road.
In the meantime, your help is valuable to prepare the temple, east wing, and grounds for the Sangyum's arrival. There is a lot of cleaning and organizing to do, so you could volunteer to come out and lend a hand. Contact the East Wing: 541 488-9660 ask for Ani Baba for temple cleaning, Samantha for East Wing cleaning, and Derek for preparation of the grounds.