A Song on Seizing the Kingdom of the Kagyu by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche with Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu
WhoTeacher: Drupon Rinpoche
We are extremely delighted and honoured to announce that Drupon Khen Rinpoche, Karma Lhabu, will be visiting us once again to give teachings on the 21st and 22nd of September.
Drupon Rinpoche will give teachings on A Song on Seizing the Kingdom of the Kagyu which is a text excerpted from Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye’s ‘The Essence of Nectar-like Advice’
Drupon Rinpoche will teach in Tibetan and his translator Kunga will translate into English.
Anyone is welcome to attend this weekend, whether Buddhist or not. However we do ask that you commit to coming to both days of this course as it is not possible to attend just one day of this two day course.
About Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu
As a child Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu was always very concerned for others and especially protective of animals.
At the age of seven, he started to receive training in Tsabtsa monastery, learning the rituals and procedures for many of the vajrayana practices. At fourteen, Rinpoche went forth and took novice ordination from Khenpo Palga.
A deep renunciation for the mundane pre-occupations of everyday life filled his heart when he was around seventeen years old and so he decided to go to retreat. He was given the opportunity to enter one of Tsabtsa Monastery’s retreat centres, in which a cycle of retreat was due to start when he was eighteen. Being eager and unable to wait, Rinpoche went to practise in a hut at the edge of the retreat centre’s boundary. Here he received teachings from the retreat master, Drupon Rinpoche Karma Sherab, and from Lama Senge, and he practised the preliminaries before entering the retreat centre proper a year later.
These two lamas were exceptional yogi meditators who had spent decades in solitary mountain retreats. They took a special interest in Rinpoche, this young and diligent monk who soaked up everything they taught. Drupon Rinpoche Karma Sherab gave the instructions to Rinpoche and the other lamas for the formal retreat practices; and Lama Senge would meet with Rinpoche often, answering his questions and offering words of advice. Through their conversations Rinpoche came to fully understand meditation and the mind; making Lama Senge his root lama. His rapid development of meditative understanding, experience and realisation impressed his lamas greatly and they composed songs of praise and joy about their beloved heart son.