Btw, does anyone happen to know what the Nyingmapa stance is regarding which buddha family Vajrakilaya? Various sources refer to him as part of the Vajra family under Buddha Akshobya, or as part of the Karma family under Buddha Amoghasiddhi. Is he more one than the other, or both... Or is this one of those things that depends on which Tantra we're looking at and which lama we're asking?
Anyway, Garchen Rinpoche will be bestowing the empowerment of Vajrakilaya (a.k.a. Dorjé Phurba) according to the lineage of Ratna Lingpa. This is the only form I've known him to give the wang for, so I can only guess that this is the main form used by the Drikung Kagyu order. Garchen is also a great Dzogchen master, having studied and practiced under his guru, Khenpo Munsel, for nearly 20 years while imprisoned by the Communist Chinese.
For those with a connection to Garchen Rinpoche, Ratna Lingpa, and/or Dorjé Phurba, or those who would like to establish such bonds, this is a chance to do so with full permission to receive authentic blessing over the internet from a living Bodhisattva.
The Garchen Institute wrote:Hello Everyone,
We are happy to announce the following streamingschedule for the upcoming Vajrakilaya Teachings, Empowerment, and Drubchen.
To join us via streaming go to the following web link (please note that the streaming window will be black until the streaming starts): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vajrakilaya-teachings-2013
Streaming Schedule (Mountain Standard Time):
November 16 (NEW TIME: 10:00 am – noon; no breaks): Vajrakilaya Teachings
November 16 (2-5 pm; possible break, but time unknown): Vajrakilaya Empowerment
November 17 (9am – noon; break from 10:30 - 11): Vajrakilaya Teachings
November 17 (2-5 pm; break from 3:30 - 4): Vajrakilaya Teachings
November 18 (9am – noon; no breaks): First session of Vajrakilaya Drubchen
Please note that in order to provide the streaming at nocost, it will periodically be interrupted by ads. You will not miss anything, as the streaming will resume where it left off before each ad is shown. If you would like to view the streaming without ads you can subscribe to Ustream, and the instructions are provided at the end of this message.
The streaming will not be moderated in order to keep maximum streaming bandwidth available. If atechnical issue arises, it will be addressed as soon as possible,and it won’t be necessary to message the center.
If you have questions about the practices or the texts, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The practice text, “The Daily Practice of the Secret Attainment of the Unsurpassed Extremely Secret Vajrakilaya, called ‘The Essence of the Play of Concerned Activity’,” is available through the Garchen Institute webstore at the following link: http://www.garchen.net/GBI-Shop/index.php?main_page=%20product_info&cPath=4_26&products_id=656&zenid=%20c4fd3a6c79f3fc6eb502a8b633ddbf3d
May all be auspicious!