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Thursday Evening Meditation

Open Dates
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Weekly evening meditation practice will be held at the Padmasambhava Meditation Center from 7-9 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, including beginners and more advanced practitioners.  The next date when Chhoje Rinpoche will provide meditation instruction in person will be on December 18th.  Meditation sessions will be led by senior students when Rinpoche is not available.  During these sessions, we will listen to recordings of Rinpoche’s teachings, do meditation practice, and have a short discussion at the end.  See our calendar for updates.  Attendance is free and no registration is required. We are pleased to announce live streaming of Rinpoche’s meditation instruction. Please click here for more information.

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Ngondro Study Group

with The Venerable Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche

Open Dates
to be announced

The class reviews the practice of the Short Dudjom Tersar Ngondro by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. Although technically Ngondro is a preliminary practice, the discipline actually contains the wisdom and skillful means for the entire Vajrayana path. The practice of Ngondro can be undertaken daily to give us the foundation we need to succeed on the path to enlightenment.

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Vajrayana Empowerments: Vajra Kilaya & Dorje Trollo

with His Eminence Soktse Rinpoche

December 29, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Vajrakilaya and Dorje Trollo empowerment: As Chhoje Rinpoche states “Vajra Kilaya and Dorje Trollo in union is a very sacred teaching as it is mentioned in all the tantric texts. The Yidam Vajra Kilaya is able to vanquish all of our outer, inner, and secret obstacles. This empowerment will give you the blessing to overcome emotional distress and anxiety, and will lead you to realize innermost compassion and wisdom nature. This is particularly important in these decadent times when there are so many external negative forces and internal afflictive emotions that are not easy to subdue and liberate.  A person who is willing to practice this sacred deity will be able to overcome outer, inner, and secret obstacles and will achieve the body of compassion and wisdom, transcending from dualistic conflicts.” The empowerment of the union Vajra Kilaya  Dorje Drollo from the lineage of Kangyur. This will be a rare opportunity to make a connection with two of the most revered esoteric teachings of the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. Chhoje Rinpoche will give an explanation in the afternoon and we will practice the Vajra Guru mantra.

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Winter 2014/2015 Urban Retreat

with His Eminence Soktse Rinpoche

December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Schedule of Events

Dec 29
9:30 am to 1 pm: Soktse Rinpoche will confer the Vajrayana Empowerments: Vajra Kilaya & Dorje Trollo,
3 to 4:30 pm Chhoje Rinpoche will give an explanation

Dec 30
9:30 am to 1 pm: Soktse Rinpoche will confer the Vajrayana Empowerment: Dudjom Troma,
3 to 4:30 pm Lama John Ross will explain the practice

Dec 31 from 10 am to 12 pm: Soktse Rinpoche will give the transmission and an explanation of Mipham Rinpoche’s Shower of Blessings
Dec 31 from 2 pm to 5 pm: Feast offering
Dec 31 from 5 pm to 2 am: New Year’s Eve Party

Jan 1 from 9:30 am to 12 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm: The Mountain Retreat Dzogchen Meditation Teaching from HH Dudjom Rinpoche

Jan 2 from 9:30 am to 12 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm: The Mountain Retreat Dzogchen Meditation Teaching from HH Dudjom Rinpoche

Jan 3
9:30 am to 1 pm: Soktse Rinpoche will give a longevity empowerment
3 to 4:30 pm Chhoje Rinpoche will teach the mantra

Jan 4, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm: Soktse Rinpoche will be giving the Refuge and Bodhicitta Vows, Vajrasattva Blessing Ceremony, Denver Center Statue Consecration

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Vajrayana Empowerment: Dudjom Troma

with His Eminence Soktse Rinpoche

December 30, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

This is the secret-most nature of the Dakini principle, the feminine enlightened essence which represents basic goodness or the fundamental enlightened quality which pervades every being.  This practice is so sacred that 13 great students of Dudjom Lingpa achieved rainbow body – meaning that their body dissolved into light at the time of death, and they achieved total exhaustion of all dualistic obscurations of gross and subtle phenomena.  Countless practitioners over the centuries have achieved the enlightened state through this practice. Rinpoche explains that this is a very important empowerment to receive, particularly for those that want to do the Troma Dakini practice. This will be a rare opportunity to make a connection one of the most revered esoteric teachings of the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. Lama John Ross will explain the practice in the afternoon.

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The Meaning of the Seven Line Prayer & the Practice of the Shower of Blessings Tsok Offering

with His Eminence Soktse Rinpoche

December 31, 2014
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

This will be a tremendous blessing from Padmasambhava from the Seven Line Prayer of Mipham Rinpoche’s translation.  Both Rinpoches will give an explanation of the Seven Line Prayer, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) and the Tsok (food) offering practice. The transmission for the tsok offering practice, and the supplemental prayers from our lineage will be given. Please feel free to bring a delicious food offering to contribute to the ceremony.  This event is free of charge.  We will also have a New Year’s Eve party that evening, complete with refreshments and a talent show, that all are welcome to attend and contribute their talents.  The party will start immediately after the conclusion of the tsok practice at about 4 or 5 pm and likely last until about 10 pm.

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The Mountain Retreat Dzogchen Meditation Teaching by HH Dudjom Rinpoche

with His Eminence Soktse Rinpoche

January 1 - 2, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

A rare detailed and profound explanation on the practice of meditation. Students must attend both days and all sessions of these teachings – beginning the morning of Jan 1st to the afternoon of Jan 2nd.

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Long Life Empowerment

with His Eminence Soktse Rinpoche

January 3, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center of the Rockies

This Longevity Empowerment will be a Thangtong Gyalpo initiation, a manifestation of Padmasambhava. This revelation of Thangtong Gyalpo, which combines the long, short and extremely short lineages, can dispel obstacles to life and vitality.

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Refuge and Bodhicitta Vows, Vajrasattva Blessing Ceremony, Denver Center Statue Consecration

with His Eminence Soktse Rinpoche

January 4, 2015
Padmasambhava Meditation Center of the Rockies

Soktse Rinpoche will be giving the refuge and bodhisattva vows in the morning at 9 am.  He will then start a Vajrasattva blessing ceremony, tsok puja and statue consecration.  The feast offering practice of Vajrasattva, according to the tradition of Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, is a powerful method of purification and healing, and especially important as a way for Vajrayana practitioners to renew their sacred commitment to the lineage and the purity of their practice.  We will offer a feast and receive the self-empowerment together, as well as performing a statue consecration. This ceremony will extend into the evening, so you are free to stay for as much as you’d like.  You are welcome to attend this event free of charge.