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Jikan wrote:I know there are plenty of serious Chod practitioners in North America in all schools, but are the Shije teachings of Padampa Sange given and practiced at all? That is, are there practice groups on this continent dedicated to these teachings? (perhaps students of Lama Wangdu Rinpoche?)
In March 2003, Rinpoche attended teachings by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. During that visit, His Holiness told him that the Shije teachings of Padampa Sangye, including practices for the pacification of suffering, were especially precious and relevant to contemporary conditions. Recognizing Rinpoche as an eminent lineage holder of these teachings, His Holiness asked Rinpoche to establish a monastery in Kathmandu to continue these teachings in Nepal and preserve it for the benefit of future generations.