List of Past Special Programs (Teachings/Empowerments by our senior teachers)

2016 Programs

Date Program Teacher
7th,8th May Nangwa Lhadrub (Establishing Appearances as Divine) Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
17th April The Vajra Mirror: Cutting through Doubts Concerning Self-Awareness Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
16th April Empowerment of Dorje Drolö Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
9th April Guidelines on improving Deity Practices Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
9th April Dukngal Rangdrol Empowerment Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
12th March Oral Transmissions of the following texts

  • Root text of the Precious Treasury of Dharmadhatu (Choying Dzod )
  • The Three Roots of the Longchen Nyingthig Cycle
  • Commentary on Longchen Nyingthig Preliminary practice by Nubpa Rinpoche
Khen Rinpoche Katyayana

2015 Programs

Date Program Teacher
29th Nov Four Noble Truths Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
28th Nov Empowerment – 1000 Armed Arya Avalokiteshvara Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
28th Nov Sutra of Recalling the Exalted Three Jewels Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
25th April Sutra of Recalling the Exalted Three Jewels Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
26th April Sutra of Recalling the Exalted Three Jewels Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche

2013 Programs

Date Program Teacher
2nd June Nagarjuna’s letter to a friend Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
7th April Guru Rinpoche Empowerment Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
7th April Trogma Nagmo Empowerment Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche

2012 Programs

Date Program Teacher
23rd December Teaching on the Three Samadhis of Generation Stage Khen Rinpoche Tsering Dorje
22nd December Teaching on Sur Offering Practice Khen Rinpoche Tsering Dorje
17th December Empowerment of Mahakala Gonpo Maning Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
16th December Empowerment of White Tara
-The deity of longevity and wisdom
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
15th & 16th December Meaningful Living – A Mahayana Approach
A Teaching on Nagarjuna’s “Letter to a Friend”
(Suhrlekha)
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
11th November Empowerment of Ogyen Menla (Ogyen Medicine Buddha) and Sampa Lhundrup Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
10th November Brightly Shining Sun
A Teaching on Patrul Rinpoche’s text on the stages of
meditation on Bodhicharya-avatara
Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
17th June Longchenpa’s Preliminary Seven Point Mind Training
(sem jong duen)
Khen Rinpoche Tsering Dorje
13th May Overview of the Nine Yanas from the point of view of
how it works on our Nadi, Prana and Bindu in attaining Buddhahood
Khen Rinpoche Jigme Kelsang
(Khen Rinopche Achung)
6th May Empowerment of “Wish-fulfilling Wheel of Avalokitesvara”
(Thugje Chenpo Yid Shin Khorlo)
from Namchoe treasure cycle
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
5th & 6th May Meaningful Living – A Mahayana Approach
A Teaching on Nagarjuna’s “Letter to a Friend”
(Suhrlekha)
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
5th May Meaning of Seven Line Prayer (ultimate meaning) Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
29th April Tara Empowerment
from the treasure cycle of Terton Chokyur Lingpa
Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
28th April Brightly Shining Sun
A Teaching on Patrul Rinpoche’s text on the stages of
meditation on Bodhicharya-avatara
Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
11th April Empowerment of Kurukulla (Rigjema) His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

2011 Programs

Date Program Teacher
11th December Meaning of Vajra Guru Mantra &
Lifestory of Guru Padmasambhava
Khen Rinpoche Jigme Kelsang (Khen Rinpoche Achung)
16th October Empowerment of the deities of wisdom:
Manjusri (Jampal) & Saraswati (Yangchenma)>
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
15th October Empowerment of Guru Rinpoche
Dispelling Obstacles – Barched Kunsel
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
15th & 16th October Meaningful Living – A Mahayana Approach
A Teaching on Nagarjuna’s “Letter to a Friend” (Suhrlekha) (continuation)
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
17th July Empowerment of Medicine Buddha
And explanation on Healing Meditation
Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
16th July Brightly Shining Sun
A Teaching on Patrul Rinpoche’s text on the stages of meditation on Bodhicharya-avatara
Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
15th July Bestowing of Bodhisattva Vows Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
15th May Meaningful Living – A Mahayana Approach
A Teaching on Nagarjuna’s “Letter to a Friend” (Suhrlekha)
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
14th May Meaning of Seven Line Prayer (secret meaning) Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
24th April Empowerment of Amitabha (Namchoe) Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
24th April Meaning of Seven Line Prayer (inner meaning) Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
23rd April Empowerment of Yumka Dechen Gyalmo Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
31st March Inauguration and blessing of New Centre, and Bestowing of Bodhisattva Vows His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche
27th March Empowerment of Avalokitesvara (Namchoe) and Teaching on Deity Meditation His Eminence Gyangkhang Rinpoche

2010 Programs

Date Program Teacher
16th & 17th Oct Finding Joy in Benefiting All – The Heroic Path of Bodhisattvas,
A Teaching on the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas
Khen Rinpoche Katyayana
5th & 6th Sep “The Meaning of Seven-Line Prayer (outer meaning)” Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
5th Sep Public talk on “Transformation through Meditation” Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
4th Sep Empowerment of Rigdzin Düpa
and Teaching on “The Sadhana of Rigdzin Düpa”
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
17th July
  • Long-life empowerment according to the Konchog Chidu Cycle of Treasure Teaching (the Essence of the Supreme Jewels) which includes instructions and a sadhana to conduct the long life practice
  • Teaching on ‘How to Enter into the Practice of Dharma’
Khen Rinpoche Katyayana
18th July Teaching on
The Second & Third Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
Khen Rinpoche Katyayana
3rd July Empowerment of Vajrasattva – The Buddha of Primordial Purity Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
4th July Mind-Training in the context of Bodhicharya-avatara Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche

2009 Programs

Date Program Teacher
28th and 29th November Buddha Nature Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche
26th and 27th September Initiation (Empowerment) into the Practice of
“Twenty-one Tara”:
Teaching on the Practice of Deity Yoga based on “The Four Stakes that Bind the Life-force”
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Khenpo Guru)
11th July Teaching and Practice of
Riwo Sangcho (Mountain Smoke Offering)
Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
12th July The Middle Way –
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
30th May MEDITATIONS from Mahayana Buddhism
for Peace and Wisdom
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Khenpo Guru)

2008 Programs

Date Program Teacher
3rd October Living and Dying Consciously (Introductory talk to the Bardo Teaching) Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Khenpo Guru)
4th October Empowerment of Vajrasattva (dorje sempa) – the Buddha of Primordial Purity Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Khenpo Guru)
4th and 5th October Teaching on “The Bardo Thodrol (popularly known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead)” Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Khenpo Guru)
20th September Empowerment on Avalokitesvara – The Buddha of Compassion
Teaching on the Principles of Deity-Yoga
Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
21st September Inner Tantra Empowerment of Guru Padmasambhava Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
31st May Teaching on Nine-Yanas Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Khenpo Guru)