At the age of 13, the female terton Jomo Menmo, an incarnation of Yeshe Tsogyal, discovered the hidden treasure teaching of the Khandro Sangwa Kündü, the Gathering of the Dākinī’s Secrets. Through its practice, in the year 1283, she achieved the rainbow body at the age of 36.
Then, as recounted by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche in his History of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: “This great secret which is so amazing, remained in the possession of the ḍākinīs for some time, and was beyond the reach and range of ordinary persons. The time to train beings by means of it came later in this age of strife, when, by the power of compassion and enlightened aspirations, the transmission of its words and meaning fell to the treasure finder Padma Ösel Do-ngak Lingpa (Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, 1820-1892). This is because, first and foremost, during his past life as Guru Chökyi Wangchuk, one of the five great terton kings, Jomo Menmo had been his secret friend, and also due to his being blessed by the ḍākinīs of pristine cognition . . .”
This practice of Vajravārāhī is one of the most beautiful and elaborated among ḍākinī sādhanas and is renowned for it’s power to restore the degeneration of the elements—earth, water, air, and the others, and to quell the ravages of disease, famine, and war. Due to its short lineage of transmission, in our present times the blessings of this practice remain fresh and potent. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will bestow the ripening empowerment.
Requirements for participation:
One must be engaged in Vajrayana Buddhist practice to attend the Khandro Sangdü Drubchen. Although numerous measures and commitments establish the foundation for Vajrayana, perhaps the clearest are the four practice authorizations one receives through the four initiations given in an inner tantra empowerment. If you have received such an empowerment and have maintained your respect and devotion to the qualified Vajra lineage holder who bestowed the transmission, you have fulfilled the requirement to attend. Empowerment into Guru Rinpoche, especially from a Treasure Teaching, is particularly auspicious.
At the time of the registration, please indicate the name of at least one empowerment you have received and the lama who bestowed it.
This program is mainly for students who are inclined to practice the sadhana. So please take your time and consider if you are ready to uphold and practice the Vajrayana, according to the requirements set forth above.