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.