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Nyingtik Yabzhi

Longchen Rabjam

Nyingtik Yabzhi

Empowerments and Transmissions

Katog Choling Gön (Katog Rit’hröd)
Retreat Center

Parthenon, Arkansas

Nyingtik Yabzhi

Nov 8 – 12, 2024

Nyingtik Tsapod

Nov 14 – 17, 2024

On the occasion of the consecration of the new temple and representations, Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche offers this special event at the Katog Choling Gön retreat center in Parthenon, Arkansas.

You may attend just the Nyingtik Yabzhi or just the Nyingtik Tsapod or both, but full attendance of either section is mandatory. The Nyingtik Yabzhi will be from the morning of the 8th to the evening of 12th. The 13th serves as a rest and travel day. The Nyingtik Tsapod will be from the morning of the 14th to the evening of the 17th. You must arrive the day before and depart the day after these dates for either both or one of the teachings.  

Among the numerous dharma teachings that came forth as mind terma treasures of the omniscient Longchen Rabjam, the most profound cycles of the Dzogchen are the Two Mothers and Two Sons, called the Nyingtik Yabzhi (the Four Heart Drop Essences). We will also receive a second set of transmissions called the Nyingtik Tsapod, the compilation of all of the empowerments and reading transmissions of the mind terma treasures of Rigzin Jigme Lingpa.

Typically, it takes other lamas a month to give both of these complete transmissions, but Loga Rinpoche has the special capacity to impart them in just two weeks. It is rare to be able to receive all of these empowerments in such a short period of time.

We have invited His Eminence Katog Choktrul Loga Rinpoche, one of the main abbots of the mother Nyingma monastery of Katog, to give these empowerments and reading transmissions. Loga Rinpoche received these empowerments directly from Katog Khenchen Gyaltsen Ozer who was the single reservoir into whom flowed the Nyingtik lineage of transmissions of Jamyang Khyentse, Jamgon Kongtrul, Katog Siddhi, Khenpo Ngaga, and others. Thus, Loga Rinpoche holds an exceptionally close lineage with immense power and many blessings. It is from him that we hope to receive these empowerments and reading transmissions.

The primary prerequisite for attending this event is that the practitioner must have pure and unimpaired samaya with all of their root gurus. This means never having continued negative views of their gurus and never having rejected their guru with enmity. It is requested that anyone having such impaired samaya not attend. In addition, practitioners who wish to attend must make a commitment to accumulate as many Seven Line Prayers, Siddhi Mantras (Vajra Guru Mantras), Hundred Syllable Mantras, and the shorter six-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva as possible [download here]. They must count their number of each mantra, then offer the number to Katog Choling prior to the event. Before we begin, we will gather these numbers together and offer our practice to the vajra master who is giving us the transmissions.  His Eminence Loga Rinpoche specifically requested these prerequisites when discussing requirements for such profound transmission.

It is Khentrul Rinpoche’s aspiration that all students who are suitable recipients and who have the spiritual good fortune and capacity make their best effort to attend these rare, once in a lifetime transmissions.

Cost and Accomodations

The cost for attending both events is a sliding scale $560-800. The amount is reduced if you are attending only one of the empowerments. Katog-provided accommodations are an extra charge. Full cost and accommodation details are provided during the registration process below.

Please submit any questions about this event here.

Request To Attend

This event is now close to maximum capacity. For this reason, any further admissions will need to be personally authorized by Khentrul Rinpoche. Please fill out and submit the form below if you’d like to be considered.

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