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His Holiness Sakya Trizen, visited Chagdud Gonpa Dechen Ling in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and gave the oral transmission for the Red Tara practice. ┬áHis Holiness’ visit was a wonderful blessing for the center at River House, Chagdud Rinpoche’s first seat in the West. ┬áHis Holiness is the incarnation of Apong Terton, who revealed the Red Tara practice.Click on the photo for a slide show of the visit.

After blessing Dechen Ling, His Holiness went to The Village Green, in Cottage Grove, where he gave a Medicine Buddha empowerment to a large audience.
Clicking on the photos will take you to a slide show of the event.

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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.