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Dudjom Sangyum in Thukdam

Post by Adamantine » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:32 am

The Venerable Dudjom Sangyum Kusho Rigdzin Wangmo, The Sangyum of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and a true Dakini, passed away last night, the 27th of August at 5.55pm, and she is currently resting in the post-death meditation known as the state of Thukdam. In keeping with her wishes , there will be no grand ceremonies held.

Sangyum Kusho lha spent the last couple of decades in strict retreat, at Dudjom Rinpoche's NYC Dharma Center and home, Yeshe Nyingpo. In the long life prayer composed for her by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, he refers to her as an emanation of Yeshe Tsogyal and "supreme pure-awareness holder, sovereign of dakinis". Now is a profound time to make a connection with her wisdom-mind through practice. Vajrasattva practice is encouraged.
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Adamantine wrote:The Venerable Dudjom Sangyum Kusho Rigdzin Wangmo, The Sangyum of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and a true Dakini, passed away last night, the 27th of August at 5.55pm, and she is currently resting in the post-death meditation known as the state of Thukdam. In keeping with her wishes , there will be no grand ceremonies held.

Sangyum Kusho lha spent the last couple of decades in strict retreat, at Dudjom Rinpoche's NYC Dharma Center and home, Yeshe Nyingpo. In the long life prayer composed for her by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, he refers to her as an emanation of Yeshe Tsogyal and "supreme pure-awareness holder, sovereign of dakinis". Now is a profound time to make a connection with her wisdom-mind through practice. Vajrasattva practice is encouraged.

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Post by Adamantine » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:56 pm

From the book Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, by Michaela Haas

Excerpt of the interview with Sangye Khandro (Nanci Gay Gustafson):


A Wisdom Dakini in New York

MH: Do you have any women teachers?

SK: I have the greatest devotion for Dudjom Rinpoche’s consort, Sangyum Kusho Rigdzin Wangmo, who is one of my root teachers. She was Dudjom Rinpoche’s source of everything, giving Rinpoche the energy he needed to benefit sentient beings. As a wisdom dakini, she extended his life. As an aristocrat, she is very proper and formal, completely unique. She always looks immaculate, very beautiful and feminine, wearing finest jewels and silks. She has been in retreat for many years, upstairs in a brownstone in the middle of New York City, in this one room with one window. She never goes out. Any ordinary person such as me would go crazy. Enlightened beings don’t have a self like we do, so they can be a lot more at ease.

MH: Is she your role model?

SK: If there is any woman on the planet who I admire most and want to be like, it’s her
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Post by Adamantine » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:43 pm

From Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal:
Dear PBC Members and Friends,
It is with great sadness that I'm writing to inform you that the great Honorable Dudjom Sangyum Rigzin Wangmo Kuzhok, the wife of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, and one of the great living wisdom dakinis of this time, left her physical body yesterday evening.
We request that all devoted disciples of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche practice Vajrasattva and Guru Padmasambhava so that all of Dudjom Sangyum’s wishes and activities will be perfectly fulfilled, and so that her emanation will swiftly reappear to continue benefiting the Teachings and beings.
At the PBC Centers, we will be performing additional Vajrasattva practices and making light and flower offerings.
Yours in the Dharma,
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Post by Adamantine » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:45 pm

A message from Lama Sonam Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation / Pema Osel Ling:

Sangyum Kusho, Rigdzin Wangmo, an extremely sublime dakini of our time, and the consort of HH Dudjom Rinpoche, passed into parinirvana yesterday, August 27th.

With her great kindness and great heart, she completely and unceasingly supported HH Dudjom Rinpoche's activities, just as Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal ceaselessly and devotedly supported Guru Rinpoche's vast activities. Additionally, she spent years in retreat, practicing all the time. A supreme dakini, she lead a life of immeasurable benefit.

Sangyum Kusho is survived by a son, Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche, and two daughters, Chime-la and Tsering-la.

Sangyum Kusho needs nothing from us, but for our benefit and accumulation here at Vajrayana Foundation, we will do Khandro Thukthik tsok offering and make light offerings every day until Dakini Day on Thursday, September 18. At home you are welcome to do either Vajrasattva or Yeshe Tsogyal tsok accumulations.

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Post by Adamantine » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:55 pm

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Post by Adamantine » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:26 pm

From Yeshe Nyingpo, New York:
Prayer Sessions to honor and dedicate the merit for the
Passing into Parinirvana of the Venerable Dudjom Sangyum Rigzin Wangmo


For the next 49 days, as is customary according to Tibetan Buddhist practice, Dorje Sempa Pujas will be held daily to honor and dedicate the merit for the passing into Parinirvana of Dudjom Sangyum Rigzin Wangmo and for all our parent sentient beings.

Dorje Sempa Pujas will begin this Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The schedule is as follows:

Saturdays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sundays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, Labor Day: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Weekdays: 6:00 pm to 9 pm

Lunch will be served for the weekend Pujas. Supper will be served for the evening Pujas

We encourage all Sangha members, friends and well-wishers of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and His Holiness Shephen Dawa Rinpoche to attend these pujas according to your schedules.

Although we appreciate the offering of flowers, due to the limited space in Yeshe Nying Po we discourage this offering to assure maximum attendance.

All butter lamp offerings should be directed to Orgyen Chö Dzong.

In lieu of food offerings for all pujas we would prefer a monetary offering to best serve the participants in this practice


Held at
Yeshe Nying Po
19 West 16th Street
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212-691-8523
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For your convenience, monetary offerings can be made online through Credit Card/PayPal
or by check made payable to Yeshe Nying Po, Inc.
and mailed to the address above.

Please note the word “Dorje Sempa Puja” on your offering
(Check and/or Credit Card/PayPal)

For Credit Card / PayPal offerings go to our website http://www.tersar.org"
Click the “Contribution” heading at the top, then scroll down and click on the Yeshe Nying Po
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Post by Adamantine » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:05 am

A message from Sogyal Rinpoche:
It is with the greatest of sorrow that I have to tell you that Dudjom Sangyum Kusho, Rigzin Wangmo, passed away at 5.55pm on August 27th in New York.

She was one of the greatest dakinis I have ever known and the sangyum of Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche, my beloved master, of whom I spoke at length in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. She played such an important role in Dudjom Rinpoche’s life. With her extraordinary love, care and magnetism, she lengthened his life and was able somehow to make him stay amongst us. Theirs was an enchanting relationship. Not only did she give him great spiritual support, and inspire an aura of completeness around them, but on a human level she created an incredible atmosphere of warmth and of family.

Often Sangyum Kusho would have visions in which dakinis would appear and grant prophecies that would lengthen Dudjom Rinpoche’s life. When I used to request him for a divination, he would tell me to ask Sangyum Kusho, and said she was better than him at divinations. It was thanks to one of her predictions that Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche was able to avert an obstacle to his life, and many are the occasions when she has given me prophecies, and warned me of potential hazards. In fact she was like a guardian angel for me, kind, generous, and always praying for my long life and for Khandro Tsering Chödrön and my mother, or giving us guidance and divinations.

Not only did I have the greatest devotion for her, but also a deep feeling of love. I feel truly honoured because both she and Dudjom Rinpoche adopted me as almost part of their family. She became like a mother for me, taking care of me and showing concern about my spiritual welfare and a keen interest in my work. It has been an honour as well to know and be in constant touch with Dudjom Rinpoche’s daughters, Chimé la and Tsering la, who have looked after Sangyum Kusho with undying devotion and the most incredible, round-the-clock care, attending to her every single need, especially during these recent years when she was in strict retreat. I am lost for words to express my admiration and gratitude to them both.

Sangyum Kusho was a refuge to us all. The whole Rigpa Sangha, I know, will grieve the loss of this great dakini, and we offer our sincerest condolences to her family. The great masters have been informed of her passing and Dudjom Rinpoche’s disciples are now practising, all over the world, on her behalf. She was so greatly revered by all of his disciples, who regarded her as a dakini with exceptional power and clairvoyance. Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche, for example, simply adored her.

At the moment, Sangyum Kusho la is resting in tukdam—the state of meditation maintained by realized masters after death. So I would like to encourage the Rigpa Sangha and everyone connected with us to practise Narak Kongshak (for those who are familiar with this practice) and recite the 100 syllable mantra. Let us offer all our devotion, make as many offerings as possible, pray for the fulfilment of her aspirations, and dedicate all our practice to her. Above all, we pray that she becomes one with Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche.

Sangyum Kusho la left clear instructions about her departure from this world. She did not want any of the disciples to come to pay their respects, because she did not want to cause anyone trouble or hardship. She wished to die very simply, like the great yogini that she was.

The latter years of her life she dedicated entirely to practice. I remember the last time I saw her, a few years ago; I’ll never forget the powerful atmosphere of blessing that surrounded her. I feel that on a spiritual dimension she and Dudjom Rinpoche were never really separate: May they now be united as one!

I am now at Lerab Ling, which is where I heard the news of Sangyum Kusho la’s passing away this morning when I received a call from her daughters. Here the sky is absolutely clear, without even a wisp of a cloud, and the air is completely still. It is said in the Dzogchen tantras that this is one of the signs when a great Dzogchen practitioner passes away. Sangyum Kusho la had always promised to visit us at Lerab Ling one day. Now she has transcended the limits of time and space, I know she will continue to bless us and our work, and to guide us all into the future.
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Post by Adamantine » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:10 pm

Announcement from Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche:
We just received news about the passing of Dudjom Rinpoche's consort, Sangyum Kusho Rinzin.

Rinpoche says that he owes her a tremendous debt of gratitude as she (as well as Dudjom Rinpoche) was always very helpful and kind to him, and they had a strong connection.

Rinpoche wants all of our groups in different places, (especially all the Yeshe Khorlo centres) to do our utmost in reciting prayers and doing practice in her intention. He wants people of America, Canada, Germany, France, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan etc. to pray and dedicate merit in the following days. Please inform your dharma brothers and sisters. If it's possible we should try to do Kunzang Zhithro practice, otherwise any prayers of aspiration are appropriate.
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Post by Adamantine » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:45 am

This teaching describes how central Sangyum lha's role was in the revelation of Dudjom Rinpoche's last terma, we really owe so much to her:

The Last Prayer of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche.

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Choggi Rinpoche given at Kunzang Palyul Choling in 1988. He was telling the story of how His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche came to write his last prayer.

This prayer was the last prayer written by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche who was my teacher. According to Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness is believed to be the manifestation of Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava was born eight years after the parinirvana, the death, of Buddha Shakyamuni. As prophesized, Padmasambhava was called the second Buddha, and was the founder of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet. In every prophecy, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche is described as the manifestation of Padmasambhava himself.
This teaching is not a simple teaching. It was a vision. This is the story about how this teaching appeared.

His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s wife had a special Dakini, a wisdom goddess, who would visit her in her dreams from time to time. This Dakini would predict many things to her. One day this wisdom Dakini appeared in her dream and asked her to please ask His Holiness for a prayer, which would be extremely beneficial for future human beings.
The next day His Holiness’ wife made the request. She said, “I had a dream. Please write a prayer for beings.” And His Holiness said, “I have written so many prayers. There is no lack of prayers for people to read. It’s just that they don’t read. That’s the thing. There is no end to what I have written.”
And his wife thought maybe that was right, because in his last life, he wrote 23 texts of different practices. These texts were not just composed. They were wisdom manifestation teachings called terma.

During the time of the eighth century in Tibet, Padmasambhava realized that in the future the teachings would be disrupted. There would be negative forces – those who would try to change the essence of the teachings. So Padmasambhava and his Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal concealed those teachings. They concealed the teachings in the ground, in space, in the water, and predicted exactly at what particular time they would be revealed in the future and the name of the particular Terton that would reveal each teaching or practice. And that is exactly what has happened to this day. These terma revelations are so fresh, and therefore the whole teaching is preserved as it is.

The Terton, or treasure revealer, is like one who has been directly initiated by Padmasambhava himself. All the protectors who were keeping that wisdom took a vow with Padmasambhava that the terma would be given only to the right person, to the Chosen One of Padmasambhava. The whole teaching might be 300 pages, but the 300 pages are written in one line. It is secret and kept hidden in Dakini letters, which is itself hidden. No one can read that text except for the Terton initiated by Padmasambhava. Only he can read it. When discovered, there is only one line and through that a spontaneous text comes out. Terma is self-hidden wisdom. It is so important that we are able to have that. I feel very fortunate. We believe that His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche is the manifestation of Padmasambhava.

Then His Holiness’ wife had another dream. Twice the same Dakini appeared in her dream and this time she said, “I asked you before. It is very important that you request a prayer and you did not. Now please, ask him. Don’t neglect that. It is very important. There is big meaning within the prayer.”
So again she asked His Holiness. And then again His Holiness said the same thing. “No, I have written so many prayers. People just don’t do. From my side there is nothing lacking."

And then she requested a third time. That morning His Holiness was in his Paris apartment in France. In the early morning hours, he was in his sitting room, and suddenly he had a vision of Padmasambhava. The whole room started to glow, and became big. A person wearing a white cloth and a symbol came dancing. And then Padmasambhava himself spoke. He said, “Establish the dharma. Plant it in your heart. In the depth of your heart, you will attain Buddhahood. Enter the Buddha land. Purify confusion. Happily the Pure land is nearby. Generate diligence in the essence practice. Without practice, who can get results? Looking at all of one’s faults is difficult. Laying down one’s own fault is the essential point. One day all defects will slowly purify themselves. And good qualities gradually flourish.” That was the teaching. And then right at that moment, His Holiness wrote this whole teaching.

The life of a Terton is extremely interesting, because all communication is on an extremely subtle level. For gross consciousness it is very hard to understand. His Holiness immediately picked up a table and told the attendants to fill it with milk, and then he asked his wife and son Shenphen Rinpoche to come.

It was very early and Shenphen Rinpoche thought, “What’s happened? Is His Holiness’ health ok?” He came rushing down. And His Holiness said, “Just sit down. And drink this milk.” Now this is how delicate a Terton’s life is. If Shenphen Rinpoche did not drink the milk at that point, what would become of the teaching? Sometimes they say that one person represents all human beings when in front of a very powerful being. So Shenphen Rinpoche drank it all. And that showed that the blessing would be attained by all beings. He drank all the milk. And His Holiness said, “Good.” This is how Tertons are.

Sometimes when one is next to a Terton, the Terton will tell you to get him something. He or she may tell you in the middle of nowhere, “Get me something” which you can never get. But the Terton never has the idea that it is not possible to get it, so the only thing you have to do is pick up anything and just give it to him because for the Terton habit is totally dissolved. There is no such thing. And when you just present that, it manifests in that state. So when His Holiness said, “Drink the milk,” his son drank all the milk. And His Holiness said, ‘Very good. Just now I had this vision of Padmasambhava.” And then he wrote this prayer. This is the last prayer of His Holiness. And there is a tremendous blessing in this prayer.

The Prayer ~

Namo Guru!
Homage to the Guru!
Conqueror Shakyamuni, Supreme Guide of the universe in this fortunate aeon.

Sons of the Conquerors, assembly of noble Bodhisattvas, you who train beings.

Revered Guru, unsurpassed protector of beings of this degenerate age,

Three Roots, host of oath-bound, and the Dharma protectors, one-pointedly
remembering you from the depths of our hearts,

We pray repeatedly invoking your attention
Hold us with loving kindness, and power of unobstructed compassion.

Bless us to accomplish our aims in accordance with Dharma.

From former positive actions, we’ve gained this precious human body.

Due to merit, by no means small, we have met with holy Dharma.

Accepted by the Guru, we have received empowerments, blessings, pith instructions.

Though we hold such a jewel in our hands right now, our minds, like frivolous monkeys, fall for cunning demons of distraction.

And we cannot even use this wealth, which is our very own.

Freedoms, endowments, and pith instructions have simply been wasted.

Now we are coming to the crucial turning point. Everything we ask for and receive has become like a story.

Putting on the appearance of Dharma, we even think we are practitioners, yet this minds falls far short of perfect practice, lacking even human dharma, let alone the view of Buddha dharma.

With only a vague notion of the sixteen rules of proper human conduct, when examining ourselves, our own bad deeds bring us no shame. When it comes to others, our patience is short like the tail of a door mouse.

Unable to execute the ten virtuous actions ofBuddhadharma, full of sectarian bias, although there is only one teacher and one teaching, we criticize teachings and the sages, accumulating bad karma;

Using Dharma in this way is just carrying along a big burden of sin.

We have heard a lot of teachings, but they only increase our pride. Our mental analysis does not penetrate the depth of their meaning.

Though we think we keep the Pratimoksha discipline, the four dharmas of the practitioner are scattered without trace.

Though we think we possess the Bodhisattva precious training, the Four Immeasurables are like a painted picture of a lamp.

Though we think we keep the samayas of the secretMantrayana, undervaluing the first root downfall we slip into it, taking for granted.

Though we can mouth the explanations of the Four Thoughts that Change the Mind, attachment to the appearances of this life shows we have no renunciation.

Though we rely on a guru, our respect and devotion gradually wane. In the place of pure vision, we wrongly think ourselves his equals.

Respect, love and kindness toward our vajra brothers and sisters decline.

Even a bad word on their part seems intolerable and we shower them with curses.

The love and compassion born of recognizing the beings of the six realms as our parents, vanishes like mist when we do not practice from the depths ofBodhicitta.

Though we act as though we have experience of the Development and Completion stages, we have no alternative to our ordinary confused perception.

Though we know the Voidness is the ultimate teaching of Sutra and Tantra, we have no decisive understanding of it; our mind-streams become hard as horn.

Unable to abide in the Original Nature, we pay mere lip service to the view and throwing cause and effect to the wind.

Though outwardly, we appear to be well disciplined and well behaved, inwardly, attachment, craving, desire and greed burn like fire.

Though we keep our bodies secluded in the mountains, day and night our minds ceaselessly wander in the cities.

We don’t really trust our own experience and practice and yet guiding and advising others is like a child telling stories.

Though we can’t be cheated by the compassion of the Three Jewels, yet due to our failing devotion, we cheat and harm ourselves.

In this way, although to the profound Lama and Dharma, we have no wrong beliefs arising from lack of trust and faith, we sentient beings perform bad actions and remain unfulfilled in these degenerate times.

Knowing full well what we are doing, we get into self-destructive carelessness.

Not protecting mindfulness, we suffer great loss.

Now at this time as mind looks at itself, everything we do adds to the confusion.
Everything we think is tainted by emotional affliction.

We see our virtuous activities mixed with non virtuous ones. So ultimately where else is there to go but to the lower realms?

As to our actions and patterns of behavior, calling them to mind, we lose confidence in ourselves.
Looking at others only amplifies alienation. We find no one trustworthy to be sure and help us.
Now if we don’t take ourselves in hand, then when we are caught by the messenger of the Lord of Death, no one will be able to protect us, and all hope will be gone.
Don’t you feel that waiting for such empty expectations is just deceiving ourselves?

With remorse and regret, recognize your own defects. Wherever we have failed in dharma through error, lapse or transgression, we will not now increase it by concealing it in the presence of those with the eye of wisdom.

We confess in the depths of our hearts: With your compassion, forgive us.

Protect us from the terror of the precipice of the wrong path.

Guiding us so that we can attain the perfect path of liberation.

Having busily spent life doing this and that we have not laid hands on the essential meaning. Give up the path in which you know so much and miss the one essential point.

Should we not now enter the path of knowing the one thing that liberates all?

Undeceiving supreme protector, sole certainty and support, Root Guru, who encompasses all refuges, we pray to you with one-pointed devotion.

Look upon us with compassion most kind and supreme refuge,

Bless us so that we can see our own faults.
Please bless us to not look into the faults of others.
Bless us so we pacify harmful scheming and violent thoughts.
Please bless us so that good thoughts arise from deep within.
Bless us so we have little desire and know how to be satisfied.
Please bless us so we may remember the time of death is uncertain.
Bless us so we have no plans left over at the time of death.
Bless us so we can generate great confidence in Dharma.
Bless us so we practice impartial pure perception.
Please bless us so that we develop uncontrived respect and devotion.
Bless us that we reduce mental activity about unobtainable goals.
Please bless us with the power to establish the Dharma in the depths of our minds. The ultimate point of the Dharma is the effort put into the practice. The ultimate point of practice is to liberate our mind streams. Please bless us.
Bless us so that our practice is free of obstacles.
Please bless us so that its results may ripen immediately.
Bless us so that we may liberate everything we come into contact with.
Please bless us so that we destroy the duality of hope and fear.
Bless us so that we to see the non-dual primordial wisdom.
Please bless us so that we recognize our own primordial wisdom.
Bless us so that we reach the secure ground.
Please bless us so that we gain ultimate effortless certainty.

With the great vajra weapon of primordial, pristine cognition, may the life force of samsara and nirvana be cut into emptiness with one stroke.

Into the unobstructed great bliss enjoyment of Nyema, may we always enjoy activity transcending together and separating.

In the expanse of the all-pervasive equalness even the word suffering does not exist.
Who could there be still searching for happiness where happiness and suffering have the same taste and grasping is self-liberated? This is the Kingdom of Samantabhadra: May we attain it in this very lifetime!

~ Kabjey Dudjom Rinpoche
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Re: Dudjom Sangyum in Thukdam

Post by Adamantine » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:07 am

His Holiness Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche has written down more detailed information about his mother, and her passing into parinirvana, here: http://www.tersar.org/sangyum-rikzin-wangmo/ There's also great photos included which I've never seen before.
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Post by muni » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:15 am

Gratitude. :buddha1:
May I be a guard for those without one,
A guide for all who journey on the road,
May I become a boat, a raft or bridge,
For all who wish to cross the water.

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Re: Dudjom Sangyum in Thukdam

Post by Adamantine » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:31 am

A nice article from Saraswati Bhawan (Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche's community) with photos and updates on the Sangyum's tukdam and the accompanying signs: http://saraswatibhawan.org/how-dakinis-die/
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Re: Dudjom Sangyum in Thukdam

Post by Adamantine » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:40 am

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Re: Dudjom Sangyum in Thukdam

Post by Adamantine » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:48 am

Tomorrow is the last day of the 49 days of pujas that have been going on at Yeshe Nyingpo to honor the parinirvana of the Dudjom Sangyum Kusho lha. Many very high lamas have been attending the pujas, some for a week or two, some for much more. The Bhutanese Dudjom Yangsi, Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Tulku Rangdrol Rinpoche, Kathok Situ RInpoche, Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, Khenpo Zangpo Rinpoche, Khenpo Karpo Rinpoche, Lama Tenzin Samphel and Lama Yeshi Phuntsok and of course Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche!

Last weekend, some had the great good fortune to offer kataks and receive blessings directly from the Kudung.

In other words, there's been a pure-land bubble in the heart of New York City. . .

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Re: Dudjom Sangyum in Thukdam

Post by Tsultrim T. » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:32 pm

Here's a picture for the 49th day ceremony.
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Re: Dudjom Sangyum in Thukdam

Post by Adamantine » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:11 am

Tomorrow—according to the western calendar—is the one year anniversary of the Venerable Dudjom Sangyum Kusho Rigdzin Wangmo's passage into Parinirvana . To honor this there will be morning and afternoon Kater Dorsem puja at Yeshe Nyingpo, NYC (which was her home and where she displayed tukdam).
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Re: Dudjom Sangyum in Thukdam

Post by YesheDronmar » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:34 pm

Thank you for posting all these precious details. New York City is truly a Dakini Land!

Perhaps I missed it, yet I wonder how long Sangyum remained in thukdam?

And, please do keep us posted on her rebirth, if you have news.

E ma ho.

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