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Here are a few photos from the annual Rigdzin Dupa retreat at Ati Ling.


(click the photo for a slide show)


for more photos of the event, click here.


Vajrakilya Practice at Ati Ling was held between Western New Year’s and Losar. Chagdud Khadro, Padma Dorje Rinpoche and Lama Thubten attended, and Jigme Tromge Rinpoche was the Vajra Master.

Click on the picture for a slide show.


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.

The annual Rigdzin Dupa retreat, the “Gathering of theVidyadharas”, (a terma of Jigme Lingpa) took place in the “new” shrine room at PPIAti Ling this year.  As yet unfinished, and without windows or doors, it is open to the fresh summer breezes from the ocean nearby.  We enjoyed having space to prepare tsok, and for  kids to join us, playing at the back of the hall while we accumulated 100,000 tsok offerings.  During breaks, we were delighted by beautiful weather and abundant flowers in the garden, and renewed the prayer flags that circle the garden.

Here is a collection of slides of the retreat…..or you can view the collection in a larger format, and down load pictures, here

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These kids are attending a school (shedra) at Tromge Monastery in the Tromt’har Valley in Tibet,, learning Tibetan language and culture before entering the mandatory Chinese schools.  The shedra is open to all kids, boys and girls, regardless of whether they will follow a monastic or secular path.   You can contribute to the shedra through Amrita.

Tromge Monastery is located the T’hromt’har Valley in Eastern Tibet, the winter home for nomadic familiess who support, and are served by, the monastery.   In the summer, the herdsmen follow their yaks to grazing lands at higher altitudes.  When we visited in the summer of 2007,  a group of herdsmen descended to the valley to take part in activities.

They also put on a horse riding competition for our enjoyment and theirs. It goes like this:  White scarves are laid on the ground a few meters apart and the riders, at top speed, dip from their saddles to pluck the scarves  from the ground.  (The rider’s horse is led by another horse and rider to keep the following horse on track while its rider hangs from its side.)

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Lama Jigme

From the earliest days of Chagdud Gonpa in the West, Lama Jigme has supported the dharma activities of Chagdud Rinpoche through his kind, skillful and patient teaching of the dharma arts–music, dancing and puja–and his warm and profound presence at drubchens.

A contemporary and good friend of Jigme Rinpoche, Lama Jigme’s father was a close disciple of H.H.Dudjom Rinpoche, whose lineage he so strongly supports.

HERE is a short slide show of recent pictures of Lama Jigme.

Khenpo Ngagchung in his room, 2007

Khenpo Ngagchung in his room, 2007

Khenpo Ngagchung of Nyolshul Gonpa  in Tibet is the incarnation of the great, and is entrusted with the education and training of the Seventeenth Chagdud Tulku.
Khenpo Ngagchung is the incarnation of Khenpo Naga, one of the greatest dzogchen masters of his time.  He was the root lama of Khenpo Dorje, Chagdud Rinpoche’s dzogchen teacher, and was the teacher of Tulku Arig, another of Chagdud Rinpoche’s teacher, and the main teacher for Tromge Trungpa and most of the main lamas of Tromge Gonpa.

Khenpo Ngagchung

Khenpo Ngagchung