The Palyul Center UK is delighted to announce that His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, the 12th throne holder of the Palyul Lineage in the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism, will be in the UK from 15-20 November.
On 17th November 2018 His Holiness will give the Zambhala Empowerment and teaching at the John Madejski Academy, 125 Hartland Road, Reading, Berkshire RG2 8AF; the programme starts at 11am finishes 4pm.
On 18th November 2018 His Holiness will be giving the Medicine Buddha Empowerment and teaching at Buddhist Community Centre UK (BCCUK), 8 High Street, Aldershot, GU11 1TW from 12:30 to 5pm.
Please note that the audience for the above events on 17th and 18th October will be mainly Nepalis. There is no ticket system for these events so if you wish to attend them we suggest you donate at the events, in order to cover the costs.
On 19th November evening at 7pm to 9pm, His Holiness will be giving the Dakini Empowerment (Kurukulle) at the Palyul Center UK. Please book early for this event as space is very limited – suggested donation is 15 GBP. Please e-mail Chonyi Wodser at email@example.com or phone Dawa Lama at 07951 089603.
H.H. Karma Kuchen Rinpoche’s teaching schedule in Europe:
15-20 November – United Kingdom
21- 22 November – Niederwangen bei Bern, Switzerland
23-24 November – Zusch, Germany
25-26 November – Paris, France
27-30 November – Sofia, Bulgaria
1-2 December – Athens, Greece
His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche was recognised by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche as the unmistaken reincarnation of Karma Thegchog Nyingpo, and His Holiness Penor Rinpoche raised him from a very young age – he is the most important of all tulkus that HH Penor Rinpoche has ever taught. Throughout his education he was closely guided by HH Penor Rinpoche, and after he mastered the sutras and tantras, he received numerous empowerments and teachings of Kama and Terma from His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and HH Penor Rinpoche and many great khenpos and lamas.
HH Penor Rinpoche is his root Guru, from whom he received the pith instructions of Dzogpa Chenpo from the Palyul tradition. In August 2000, he was formally enthroned as the 12th throne holder of the Palyul Lineage and became the supreme head of all the Palyul mother and branch monasteries.
For more information on HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, please visit the Palyul Centre UK website: http://palyul.eu/uk/teachers/hh-karma-kuchen-rinpoche/
Venerable Khenpo Pem Tsheri Sherpa is coming from New York to translate for His Holiness Karma Kuchen for Nepali audience.
The Venerable Khenpo Pem Tsheri Sherpa graduated from the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (Shedra) which is part of the Palyul Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India. Currently he lives in USA.
We are happy to announce that His Eminence Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (also known as Khenchen Guru) will visit London in November 2018, and this will be his first visit to the UK. Palyul Center UK is so blessed to organize two days’ teachings.
On Friday 9 November 2018 from 7pm to 9pm Khenchen Rinpoche will teach the Ground, the Path, and the Fruition of Dzogchen, based on the aspiration of Dzogpachenpo by Rigzen Jigme Lingpa at the Palyul Center UK, 3 Rotherfield St, London N1 3EE. Suggested donation 15 GBP. Please book early for the Palyul Centre teachings as space is very limited.
On Sunday 11 November 2018 from 3pm to 7Pm (the doors open 2.30 pm) Rinpoche will bestow the Rigdzin Dupa empowerment and its long life empowerment from the Longchen Nyingtik at Rigpa London, 330 Caledonian Road, London N1 1BB. Suggested donation 20 GBP (Concession 15 GBP).
Rinpoche is one of three great Khenchens in the Palyul Linage, and under the guidance of His main root Guru His Holiness Penor Rinpoche he has made an immense contribution to Buddhadhama which will impact on many generations to come. He also has a wonderful sense of humour and a very gentle nature, and he is fluent in the English language.
In 1969 Khenchen Guru entered the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan studies at Sarnath, near Varanasi. There he followed a nine-year curriculum in Buddhist studies under his principal teacher, Khenpo Palden Sherab. He graduated with the degree of Acharya in 1978, ranking first overall among the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism represented at Sarnath. His Holiness the Dalai Lama honored his achievement with the award of a silver medal. After graduation he was invited to teach at Palyul Namdroling Monastery in South India. For several years he was engaged in training the young monks and teaching in the monastic college, the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (Shedra).
In 1983 he was enthroned as a khenpo by Kyabje Penor Rinpoche. In the Nyingmapa tradition, a khenpo is a professor of Buddhist studies. Khenchen Guru has received all of the major empowerments and transmissions of the Nyingmapa school, from Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche; Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; Kyabje Penor Rinpoche. He has done intensive Dzogchen practice under the guidance of Kyabje Penor Rinpoche and other eminent masters including Kjabje Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Kyabje Nyoshul Khenchen Rinpoche. Kyabje Penor Rinpoche has authorized him to represent the Namdroling monastery and teach, confer empowerments and give personal instruction in Buddhist practice.
Please e-mail Chonyi Wodser at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and which day/s you would like to come. There are two ways you can pay via BACS – we will send you our bank details for a BACS transfer – or you can send us a cheque made out to Palyul Centre UK; once we have received payment we will reserve your place for the empowerment and the teaching. For more details please contact Lama Dawa at the Palyul Centre UK on 07951 089603.
Dear friends, we are very happy to announce that Ven. Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche – one of the seniormost Khenpos in the Nyingma tradition and one of the three Khenchen or ‘great Khenpos’ of Namdroling Monastery – will open and lead the annual Palyul Namcho Dzogchen Retreat from 1-12 September 2018 at the Palyul Retreat Center in Zusch, Germany.
The Annual European Palyul Namcho Dzogchen Retreat has been helt for 10 years. It is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced Dharma practicioners. The retreat is called “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand” (Tib. Dzogchen Sangye Lakchang). It is held each year at the European retreat center of the Palyul tradition of Buddhism in Zusch, Germany. This authentic retreat begins with an Introductory Class and Ngondro practice, and ends with the highest Dzogchen practice.
On 8 September, Saturday, at 15:00 Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche will bestow the first Empowerment of the Three Roots – Rigdzin Dupa. “The Gathering of Vidyadharas” is the inner lama practice from the Longchen Nyingtik, the terma revelation of Jikmе Lingpa.
On 9 September, Sunday, at 15:00 Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche will bestow the second Empowerment of the Three Roots – Yumka Dechen Gyalmo. This peaceful dakini practice from the Longchen Nyingtik is a sadhana practice on Yeshe Tsogyal, the consort of Guru Rinpoche, as a wisdom dakini.
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Dear friends, we are pleased to annouce that H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will bestow the Vajrakilaya Empowerment, revealed as a terma teaching by himself.
Date: 30 August 2018 from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm.
Venue: Palyul Center UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, Islington, London N1 3EE.
Suggested donation: 15 GBP.
We are humbly requesting maximum people to wellcome Rinpoche at London Heathrow airport. He arrives on 29th August at 11.20 am on terminal 5.
H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche was born in 1939 in Rigon Tashi Choeling in Kham, Tibet. Phagchok Rinpoche recognized him as the incarnation of the great Terton Yoeunge Mingyur Dorje and gave him the name Namkha Drimed Rabjam.
Dear friends, you are kindly invited to join the upcoming teaching by Ven. Pema Rinpoche (Khen Rinpoche Pema Choephel) on Nyingthig short Ngondro “The Excellent Path to Enlightenment” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892).
Date: the event will take place on 25/8/18 (Saturday), from 5 pm to 7 pm, and on 26/8/18 (Sunday) from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Venue: Palyul Center UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, Islington, London N1 3EE.
Suggested donation: 10 GBP.
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Ven. Pema Rinpoche is a highly qualified Buddhist scholar and senior professor of the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute in South India. Khen Rinpoche received many profound teachings and transmissions from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and many other great Tibetan masters.
With the blessings of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche has been teaching and spreading Buddhism in many countries. These include India, Bhutan, Nepal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, and European Countries such as Greece, France, England, Germany, Bulgaria and Austria. He is the founder and the spiritual director of Palyul Dharma Center Europe, which includes the Palyul Dharma Center in Greece, Palyul Center UK, German Palyul Center and Palyul Center Bulgaria.
Palyul Center UK is pleased to annouce that Ven. Sean Price will be teaching on mindfullness and meditation using Mipham Rinpoche Sadhana of Buddha Treasury of Blessing on Sunday 12th August 2018 from 2pm to 5pm at the Palyul Centre UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, London N1 3EE.
Ven. Sean Price became a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in 1994 and has since studied at various monastic institutes in India and Nepal; he has resided at Shechen Monastery, Nepal, since 1999. In particular he received many teachings, empowerments and instructions from Kyabje Penor Rinpoche and studied extensively with Khenchen Pema Sherab, Khenchen Namdrol, and other Palyul Khenpos. He has translated numerous Buddhist texts and has worked at the Tsadra Foundation as Director of Tibetan Publications since 2009.
Suggested donation is 12 GBP.
We welcome everyone, and if you have non Buddhist friends who are interested in meditation, please feel free to invite them to attend as well.