800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Maha Parinirvana:

In order to commemorate the inexhaustible Body, Speech, Mind, Qualities and Activities of Lord Jigten Sumgon, hundreds statues of Lord Jigten Sumgon are being prepared, thousands copies of complete collection of works of Lord Jigten Sumgon are being printed, food and medicine will be collected for the poverty-stricken. Vajra Dakini will be hosting a “Feeding the Hungry Walk” on September 30th as part of this special commemoration.

HE Tritsab Gyabra Rinpoche visits Portland July 11th 7 pm Maine College of Art,  Osher Hall 522 Congress St. Portland, ME

“A Kind Heart: Our Best Response to Chaos”

H.E. Tritsab Rinpoche is a distinguished teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. A Tibetan slogan memorized by all in the Drikung is “Bodhicitta (kindness and compassion) is the best wheel of protection”. Learn why kindness is our best protection in troubled times and how this has proven true for 800 years spanning wars, invasions, natural disasters and even politics in Tibetan History. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear this very special spiritual teacher offer the wisdom of the Drikung lineage.

This leader of the next generation designed his monastery in Nepal to provide education for 90 monks under 12 and included a hospital for the whole community. Education and medicine are not freely provided in India and Nepal. Monasteries function as schools and orphanages, taking in very young children. He is an extraordinary teacher and will give a talk on Bodhicitta or Loving Kindness.  He represents the history of our lineage as the reincarnation of the second Drikung Kagyu Throne Holder Khenchen Tsultrim Dorje  (1154-1120). He is the regent for this generation as he was in the past many times.