|The following article is from the Spring, 1988 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.|
Tara Tulku Rinpoche gave the Yamantaka initiation as part of a week long visit to Gaden Tenzin Ling (GTL), Tibetan Buddhist Center of Ithaca, New York in 1988, formerly known as the home of Snow Lion Publications. The dates of the initiation, including preliminary teachings, were April 30 to May 2, 1988, with other teachings before and after.
The Yamantaka retreat for the following summer was scheduled for August 12 to 21, 1988. It included intensive teachings and practice, offered at GTL by its former director, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Anyone with the initiation, from Tara Rinpoche or others, were welcome to attend.
All this happened in GTL's wonderful new Dharma center in the hills overlooking Ithaca. Since the summer of 1987, it had been honored by visits from His Holiness Ganden Tri Rinpoche, the Venerable Thupten Pende and Alex Berzin. Zasep Rinpoche, in regular visits from his home base in Toronto, led Vajra Yogini and Shamatha retreats there.