His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoch To Visit Usa

The following article is from the Autumn, 1993 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.


H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche

His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, one of the heads of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, plans to tour the United States for the first time in six years. He will be giving empowerments and teachings throughout the country between May and September 1994.

His Holiness' last visit to the United States was very successful, bringing blessings to many people. Again this time, his students would like as many people as possible to benefit from his teachings. Any Dharma Center or other group which wishes to invite His Holiness to visit them should contact the Tibetan Meditation Center, 9301 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, MD no later than mid-December. Their telephone number is (301) 473-5750.

The Drikung Kagyu lineage was founded by Lord Jigten Sumgon in the 12th century. His life story may be read in The Great Kagyu Masters, published by Snow Lion. The lineage is jointly headed by His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche and His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang Rinpoche, who lives in Lhasa, Tibet. Under the spiritual direction of Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen, the lineage is represented by several centers in the United States.

At the Frederick, MD Center, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen will present a series of lectures on the six paramitas on October 30, November 7, 13 and 14. He will bestow Medicine Buddha empowerment on November 20. Rinpoche will be teaching in the Clearwater, FL area between October 15 and 25. Please contact the Tibetan Meditation Center (above) for exact times, location, prices and for more information about on-going programs.

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