Teachings by Loppön Jigme Rinpoche

Here are some teachings by Loppön Jigme Thutop Namgyal Rinpoche entitled 'The Sound of Compassion'. These teachings are part of a series of twelve talks given by Rinpoche in spring of 2006 in San Anselmo, California, with the title 'The Wheel of Skillful Means and Wisdom'. I'm not sure if they're going to put all of these teachings online, but for now one can download two of these talks in MP3 format from Loppön Jigme Rinpoche's Blog.

The Sound of Compassion Part 1/2
The Sound of Compassion Part 2/2

Loppön Jigme Thutop Namgyal Rinpoche was born to Lama Sherab Dorje Rinpoche (of Repkong Monastery in Amdo, Tibet and the main disciple of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche), and to Pema Lhatso, (a T’hröma practitioner from Pema Kö, Tibet), on the 10th day of the first Tibetan month of the year of the Wood Snake in Orissa, India.

Rinpoche studied Tibetan philosophy, history, grammar, poetry, calligraphy and Sanskrit at the Tibetan Institute of Varanasi, India, where he received a BA in Tibetan philosophy. He completed one year of MA before he left to do retreat in Helambu. In 1992, Rinpoche was appointed to the position of Dorje Loppön for His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche. He received the entire Tersar tradition from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, and from His Holiness Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche he received the entire Kama tradition, empowerment, oral transmission and teachings. From His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche, his own root guru, Rinpoche received the entire Longchen Nyingthig Tradition.

Rinpoche currently lives with his wife, Chris Iverson, in Marin County in the San Francisco bay area. They have four children, one girl and three boys.

Chokling Jigme Palden Rinpoche in Switzerland

Chokling Jigme Palden Rinpoche
Dzogchen Teachings & Vajra Kilaya Empowerment

November 3 - 5 2006
in Switzerland

Chokling Jigme Palden Rinpoche was born in Kham, in Tibet, in a famous family of tantric practitioners. He spent many years in retreat, in Tibet as well as in Nepal, and he was a very close disciple of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Chokling Jigme Palden Rinpoche himself was recognized by Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoché and Adzom Drukpa Rinpoche as the incarnation of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829-1879), who was one of greatest the tertöns (or discoverer of spiritual treasures) of his time.

From November 3, Chokling Jigme Palden Rinpoche, will give invaluable teachings on Dzogchen meditation, which aims at recognizing the true nature of the mind. Moreover, Rinpoche will give an Wang (or initiation) of Vajra Kilaya.


Friday, November 3
Teaching of Dzogchen
Center Semnyid Ngalso Ling (Lausanne)

Saturday, November 4
Initiation of Vajra Kilaya and
teaching of Dzogchen

Center Orgyen Ling (Geneva)

Sunday, November 5
Teaching of Dzogchen
Center Thegchok Ling (Poker)

more information:

Thegchok Ling (in France)

Thegchok Ling (English translation)

Drubwang Konchog Norbu Rinpoche in Germany

H.H. Drubwang Konchog Norbu Rinpoche
Great Mani Blessing

Decemer 11 - 15 2006
Medelon, Germany

Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche was born in Drikung, Tibet in 1921. He entered Drikung Nyima Changra Buddhist Institute at a very young age, and studied Buddhist philosophy. After his graduation, Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche became the disciple of one of the foremost contemporary retreat masters of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. The retreat masters's name was Drubwang Pachung Rinpoche (1901-1988). Under the guidance of Drubwang Pachung Rinpoche, Drubwang Konchok Norbu went on many years of retreat.

After the so-called Chinese Cultural Revolution, Drubwang Pachung Rinpoche sent Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche, once again, back to solitary retreat. This time for ten long years without a break. It was during this period that Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche gained the supreme experiential understanding of Mahamudra. Many times he saw His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his visions.

Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche currently lives in the Drikung Kagyu Institute in northern India. He is 79 years old. Some years ago, Drubwang Rinpoche forewarned that he would leave this world for the benefit of all sentient beings. It was because of H.H. Dalai Lama's request that Drubwang Rinpoche agreed to stay on for a few more years. In September, 1999, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote a long life prayer for Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche at the request of the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, the Supreme Co-Head of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche does not give tantric empowerments or lofty teachings on Mahamudra, or on Mahasandhi. He encourages and inspires people to do the simplest of all dharma practices: extend kindness, and recite:
Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hung, and Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hung

more information:

Program Flyer (PDF)

Drikung Ngaden Chöling