Lamdre Lobshey Cycle at Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute is hosting HH Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya School, for a historic transmission of the precious teachings of Lamdre Lobshey. These are the quintessential instructions particular to the Sakya Lineage. The transmission spans months, beginning March 18 and ending June 4. The transmission includes many empowerments and instructions on the practices, along with extensive related teachings.

Among the 200 Khenpos and tulkus receiving the Lamdre transmission are many important Sakya lineage holders, including Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche, Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, Asanga Rinpoche, Gar Shabdrun Rinpoche, Khenpo Jamyang Tenzin, and Thartse Khenpo. HH Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje has twice visited the Institute during the ceremonies. A total of 1800 monks and nuns from monasteries in India, Bhutan and Tibet are in attendance.

Oral transmission of the Lamdre is given in the mornings by Thartse Khenpo. In the afternoons HH Sakya Trizin transmits the reading transmissions and grants deep explanations of the texts; HE Ratna Vajra Rinpoche then offers a review class. Both Chinese and English translations are available through a radio system to the audience which includes ordained and lay people from India, Taiwan, Australia, United States, Brasil, Uruguay, Mexico, Russia, and other countries.

In addition to the Lamdre empowerments, HH Sakya Trizin has led consecration ceremonies for the monastery temple and granted the Buddha Vairocana empowerment at the request of the Chauntra and Bir Tibetan communities in a crowded ceremony, where he blessed approximately 6000 people, including students from the local schools who joined monks and lay community for this very special occasion. His Holiness has also led a three-day teaching on Sachen Kunga Nyingpo’s Parting from the Four Attachments at the nearby Deer Park Institute.

Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute is catering for all the attending sangha, and the health clinic provides medical assistance to almost 100 monks and nuns every day during the teaching breaks. Texts and books have been distributed to all attending the teachings.

Reported by Maria Rita Stumpf (Karma Tinkartso) from Brazil.