Saturday, 1 March 2008

Chagdud Khadro visits Rigpa's Berlin Centre

Chagdud Khadro (centre) with members of the Rigpa monastic and lay sangha.
Berlin, Germany, February 2008.

Chagdud Khadro, the spiritual wife of His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche who passed away in 2002, visited the Rigpa Centre in Berlin to give a weekend of teachings (15 – 17 February 2008).

Chagdud Khadro received many teachings from Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and was ordained as a lama in 1997. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche invested her as the Spiritual Director of Chagdud Gonpa Brasil, one of the four retreat centres he established.

While visiting the Rigpa Berlin Centre in February, Chagdud Khadro gave a public talk about the Six Bardos according to the “Bardo Thödol” of Padmasambhava.

She also gave a Phowa empowerment and taught the practice of Amitabha Phowa of Rigdzin Longsal Nyingpo. She then generously answered many students' questions about the integration of this practice in caring for the dying.

Khadro joined the sangha for the Tendrel Nyesel tsok practice on Tertön Sogyal's anniversary (16 February).

About 140 people, mainly from the Rigpa sanghas in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic attended the teachings. They found Khadro's teachings very inspiring. In turn, Chagdud Khadro said she was inspired by the sangha and their practice questions.

Khadro's visit was a great success and an auspicious and joyous occasion.

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