A tentative program for the Chod empowerments ("gcod dbang brgya rtsa") in March 2014
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has just kindly informed us of the tentative program for the empowerments and oral transmissions in March 2014.
Spring Event 2014 at Benchen Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal
Announcing further transmissions by H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche:
From March 19 to April 1, 2014, H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the collection of empowerments known as the "One Hundred Chöd Empowerments" or "gcod dbang brgya rtsa" in Tibetan. The lineage of these empowerments, which are not literally one hundred, goes back all the way to the originator of the Chöd teachings, Machig Labdrön, herself. This transmission was then continued through the lineages of her two sons, Gyalwa Döndrub and Thönyön Samdrub, as well as her main students such as Gangpa Mugsang and others. It has spread through many schools and lineages. In the Karma Kagyü school, this transmission was eventually received by the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje and has been passed on until the present day.