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Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk

The Red Vajrasattva practice has been held at Rigzdin Ling, with daily practice and a drubchen annually each year.  This year Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche was the Vajra Master.   Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk, a scholar accomplished in the arts of the Vajrayana, was the skilled umze and, as in years before, patiently coached our chopens, musicians and other participants with humor, skill and precision.

This year’s practice was attended by several Chagdud Gonpa lamas and  marked with exceptionally strong signs of accomplishment, as well as abundant joy and good humor.

For a short slide show of photographs from the event, click on the photo above, or this link to the Chagdud Gonpa web gallery. For the entire album of photos, click here to link to the dharmaphotos gallery. 

Sang-ngag Rinpoche preparing Ceremony for the Dead
[click to view photo gallery]

This year’s annual Red Vajrasattva drubchen led by Sang-ngag Rinpoche. Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk arrived early to instruct the staff on all levels of preparation and practice, from playing instruments to making tormas, and, drawing from his wealth of experience as chant leader and khenpo, instructed us on practicing the sadhana.   Lamas Padma, Tsering, Norbu and Thubden attended, as well as sangha from 17 different countries.

Click on the picture above to visit the gallery.
or a large album of photos of the sangha, look here.

Enjoya brief clip of Rinpoche greeting the lamas and sangha before a session.

<p><a href=”″>Greeting Sang-ngag Rinpoche</a> from <a href=”″>John Swearingen</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>



Red Tara Statue at Dechen Ling

Red Tara

This statue of Red Tara, one of the first sculptures made in the West by Chagdud Rinpoche, sits in the shrine room of Dechen Ling, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, the first Chagdud Gonpa center outside of Tibet, and Rinpoche’s home for many years.

For more pictures of the Red Tara statue, as well as a Guru Rinpoche statue also sculpted by Chagdud Rinpoche, click on the picture above. You will be taken to a site where you can view, download and/or order good quality prints.

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