With Drupon Trinley Yeshi Rinpoche
The Fivefold Mahamudra practice is considered the central pillar of practice in the Drikung Kagyu Lineage.
It includes the practices of cultivating bodhicitta, meditating upon the yidam deity (Chakrasamvara in this context), guru yoga, mahamudra itself, and dedicating the merit for the enlightenment of all beings.
Although the teachings of Fivefold Mahamudra exist within the scriptures and pith instructions transmitted from India to Tibet, they were synthesized into a single system of practice by the great early Kagyu master, Phagmo Drupa. Phagmo Drupa transmitted this to his heart son, Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, explaining that from that moment until he attained the perfect, peerless state of Buddhahood, he need rely on nothing else but this path of Fivefold Mahamudra.
The Fivefold Mahamudra Empowerment, Drupon Yeshi Rinpoche Friday June 21, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
The first Chungtsang Rinpoche, Rigdzin Chökyi Dragpa (Rigdzin Chödrak), composed this empowerment so that disciples could be introduced to the entire scope of Fivefold Mahamudra in a single empowerment.
Mahamudra Instructions That Liberate Saturday June 22, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM & 2:30 PM-5:00 PM Sunday June 23 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
These teachings will focus on the Mahamudra section of The Words of Vajradhara Dharmakirti (Rigdzin Chödrak). This text is considered one of the most important commentaries on the Path of Fivefold Mahamudra and is generally given only in Three Year Retreat. The Mahamudra section in particular contains the quintessence of the pith oral instructions on realizing and abiding in the nature of mind that have come down from the primordial Buddha Vajradhara, the great Indian Mahasiddhas such as Tilopa, Naropa, Saraha, the great Tibetan masters such as Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, Phagmodrupa, and Lord Jigten Sumgon. This is a Mahamudra text like no other and can only be taught by a teacher with great realization like Drupon Trinley Yeshi Rinpoche who has perfected the practices of Fivefold Mahamudra and guided many others to realization of the profound path of Mahamudra. In this text one is guided through a series of introductions to Mind’s true nature. The Path of Fivefold Mahamudra is a profound system which helps bring about realization through practical and skillful means and in essence contains the complete path to Buddhahood. Practitioners will find these pith instructions to be of great practical benefit to one’s practice through the power of the blessings that flow down through a living lineage of realization right to the present moment. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.
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Sunday June 23, 2:30 PM Tsok Offering Please bring a food or drink offering (and arrive a few minutes early for preparation). There will be a katag offering at the end of the tsok.
Drubpon Trinley Yeshe Rinpoche Biography
Drubpon Trinley Yeshi Rinpoche was a close disciple of the great Drikung lama, Pachung Rinpoche, receiving many empowerments and teachings from him as well as from Pachung Rinpoche’s close disciple, Tenzin Nyima Rinpoche. Under the guidance of Pachung Rinpoche and Tenzin Nyima Rinpoche, he perfectly completed his three-year retreat on the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra and Six Yoga’s of Naropa at Drikung Thil Monastery. After Pachung Rinpoche passed away, he constructed a commemoration stupa for his teacher, performed many ritual ceremonies and completed a strict three-year sealed retreat on mahamudra.
Having received all the Drikung Kagyu lineage empowerments and oral transmissions from various Drikung masters and others, Drupon Rinpoche went on pilgrimage to holy places of the Buddha in India. In 1996, at the request of H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche, he led the traditional three-year retreat of twenty-three monks and nuns including H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche, Drupon Thinley Nyingpo, Drupon Rinchen Dorjee and so on at Almora, India. His Holiness stressed to all the practitioners who were in three-year retreat, that Drubpon Yeshi Rinpoche is someone who has perfected his understanding in the pith instructions and practice. This is Drubpon Trinley Yeshe Rinpoche’s first visit to the U.S. It is a great blessing to receive empowerment and teachings from such a senior accomplished master.