27th Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin

August 25th

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    On August 22, 1976, the Vidyadhara The Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche formally empowered Ösel Tendzin as his Vajra Regent. As Trungpa Rinpoche's dharma heir and successor, the Regent was the first Western dharma student to be a lineage holder of the Karma Kagyü and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    The Vajra Regent was both the model of a devoted student and an inspiring teacher. His example was powerful as well as provocative. Through his inspiration, joyful energy, and hard work, he was a bridge for many students, enabling them to encounter the teachings of Buddhism and Shambhala and embark upon the practice of meditation.

    On August 25, we celebrate the life and teachings of the Vajra Regent, who passed away on this date in 1990. We will have a Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast and an opportunity to share memories and stories with special guest Lady Lila Rich.

    All are warmly invited to intend.

    Donations are accepted.

    If possible please register to help us plan. Otherwise, just come.