Save the Dates: Nyingtik Yabzhi Empowerments

with Khentrul Rinpoche

Katog Rit'hrod Mountain Retreat Center, Parthenon, Arkansas

October 11 - 24, 2020


Dear Dharma Friends,

Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche is delighted to announce that we have invited Kyabje Tulku Rinpoche, a high lineage holder of the Katog Tradition, to come for our annual shedra and bestow the unparalleled and rare transmissions of the Nyingtik Yabzhi, the Heart Drop of the Great Perfection transmissions compiled by Longchenpa, and of the Nyingtik Tsa-pö, the Heart Drop of the Great Perfection transmissions of Jigme Lingpa. This Katog master has one of the purest and shortest lineages of transmission amongst living teachers today and is one of the main Lamas to impart empowerments and reading transmissions at Katog Monastery. He received these empowerments from the renowned Katog Khenpo Khenchen Özer, who in turn received them directly from both Khenpo Ngaga and from Katog Situ Chökyi Gyamtso.

Khentrul Rinpoche encourages any student of his who wishes to deepen their practice, and in particular, to engage in the Great Perfection trainings of the Vajrayana, to make every effort to receive these rare transmissions. This will likely be the only time in our lifetime that they will be offered at Katog Choling, and we hope that everyone who aspires to realize the nature of their mind makes great effort to attend.

Because these transmissions are among the most profound, there are usually strict criteria for someone to receive them, however, Kyabjé Rinpoche understands that this is an extremely rare opportunity in the West. He kindly allows anyone who is already a Buddhist to attend.

    More information on the Nyingtik Yabzhi and the Nyingtik Tsa-pö    

We are aware of the current pandemic and are monitoring the situation carefully. As October is too distant to predict whether infectious disease precautions may affect this event we must go forward with plans. If it appears to be an issue we will reschedule as necessary. We will send further details as the event gets closer, including registration forms.

While it is too early and uncertain to book flights, if you intend to stay off site, you may want to consider reserving a place well in advance. We've assembled a list of some of the local options here.