H.E. Garchen Rinpoche 2015 Seattle Teachings

Guru Yoga and Chakrasamvara Teachings 
Date & Time: July 4, 2015, 10-12 am
Location: North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington, USA
English Translation by Ina Dhargye

It is a great honor that HE Garchen Rinpoche bestowed the Chakrasamvara Empowerment at Drikung Seattle. The Yidam Chakrasamvara, the deity practiced according to the fivefold path of Mahamudra—the unique “father-dharma” and special teachings of Lord Drigungpa—has been practiced at Gar Monastery since it’s founding. Chakrasamvara is the main deity practice of the Kagyu lineage.

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Chakrasamvara Empowerment and Q&A Session
Date & Time: July 4, 2015, 2-5 pm
Location: North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington, USA
English Translation by Ina Dhargye

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Video:  Drikung Seattle director YanFen demonstrates the Smoke Offering steps, mantras, and mudras after Garchen Rinpoche’s Smoke Offering Teachings on 7/7/2015 in Seattle

Smoke Offering Teachings Part 1 & 2; Q&A Session
Date & Time: July 7, 2015, 10-12 am; 2-5 pm
Location: North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington, USA
English Translation by Ina Dhargye

Download The Clearing Smoke Offering Known as Source of Goodness and Well-Being

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Red Chenrezig Empowerment
Date & Time: July 10, 2015, 2-5 pm
Location: North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington, USA
English Translation by Ina Dhargye

Red Chenrezig is also a very special practice connected to Gar Monastery. Red Chenrezig is one of the root terma practices in Gar Monastery. A group of lamas are dedicated to this practice non-stop year round since the establishment of Gar Monastery (except during the Cultural Revolution). In future we hope to hold an annual Red Chenrezig Drubchen at Drikung Seattle.

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Red Chenrezig Teachings Part 1 & 2; Q&A Session
Date & Time: July 11, 2015, 10-12 am; 2-5 pm
Location: North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington, USA
English Translation by Ina Dhargye

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Red Chenrezig Practice, Refuge Ceremony, Tsok & Khata Offerings, Closing Remarks & Dedications
Date & Time: July 12, 2015, 10 am – 5 pm
Location: North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington, USA
English Translation by Ina Dhargye

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Public Talk: “Living a Meaningful Life” 
Date & Time: July 3, 2015, 7-8:30pm
Location: Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA
English Translation by Ina Dhargye; Sign Language interpretation by Rainstar Barger.

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Five Fold Path of Mahamudra Teachings Day 1 & 2; Q&A Session
Date & Time: July 5-6, 2015, 10-12 am; 2-5 pm
Location: North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington, USA
English Translation by Ina Dhargye

The Five Fold Path of Mahamudra Teachings include: 1) Bodhicitta/loving kindness, 2) Yidam Deity, 3) Guru Devotion, 4) Mahamudra meditation and 5) Dedication teachings and instructions.

The Song on Realizing Fivefold Mahāmudrā

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