Khenpo Chödrak Rinpoche: An Invitation to Journey…through Study

What is there to say about some one who spent twelve years of his life studying Buddhist linguistics, dialectics, philosophy, and epistemology and then completed his knowledge with six years of study of the tantras?

What is there to say about some one who is currently one of the principal teachers of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa?

What […]

Trinley Rinpoche’s Homage to Shamarpa

More than one year after Shamarpa’s departure (June 11), as we approach the anniversary of his cremation (July 31), his memory remains as bright as ever in the minds of all those who had the opportunity to meet him—many times for certain among us. Few people had the chance to know him as well as […]

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The Rescue of Seventy Quails

Last Sunday was once again the opportunity to come together for the practice of Saving Lives as part of Dhagpo’s 40th anniversary: a memorable moment during Trinley Rinpoche’s course.

This practice connects us with the passage of time, the value of life, and its precious and impermanent nature. Life release reminds us of the importance of […]

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The Land of Tales Comes to Dhagpo

During Dongsung Shabdrung Rinpoche’s teaching this weekend, June 27 and 28, Saturday took on the feeling of a gathering by the fireside. An evening of “Tales of Wisdom,” had been organized. Free and open to all, the event was intended for ages seven and up. Originally conceived to raise funds for the Institute, in the […]

By |July 5th, 2015|40 years here and now, event reporting|0 Comments

Remembering Shamar Rinpoche: One Student’s Personal Account

So, Shamarpa died a year ago. At Dhagpo, we devoted this time between the two dates of his departure (in the Tibetan and Western calendars) to practice in his memory, to connect with him, and for his swift return.
It is still hard for me to figure out what his death means. The man I knew, […]

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