The Rinchen Terdzod Empowerments

Lion Speech

The last four months of abhishekas bestowed daily by Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche were truly a rich and profound experience for everyone.

Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche bestowing the last empowerment of the Rinchen Terdzöd

Photo credit: Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche bestowing the last empowerment of mng' dbang rin chen 'bar ba'i dbang ©2009 Mindrolling International

Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche tirelessly transmitted the precious Rinchen Terdzöd to the gathered sangha day after day with a ceaseless flow of profound and precious transmissions leaving everyone present with the greatest sense of devotion and joy in practice. Through Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche's great compassion, care for detail and gentle humor along with the extraordinary harmony, cooperation and gentleness of all sangha members, the environment in Mindrolling was transformed into a true gathering of the Five Perfections. Every single person fortunate enough to have received these precious abhishekas has felt deeply moved and inspired by Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche's incredible clarity and attention to the smallest of details in the bestowal of these priceless treasury of terma teachings. Kyabje Taklung Rinpoche, at eighty-four years of age, maintained an incredible schedule all through these past four months keeping very long hours with very little rest for the sake of lovingly transmitting the Rinchen Terdzöd in its most authentic, in-depth and undiluted form to the next generation of teachers and practitioners.

All the gathered lineage holders, senior teachers, tulkus, khenpos, monks, nuns and lay-practitioners have been greatly touched by the thoroughness and clarity of Rinpoche's lion's speech with its crystal clear diction which enabled everyone to understand and follow the empowerments with ease. With the bestowal of such pricelessly precious transmissions and the presence of Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, His Eminence Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche and all the gathered masters and practitioners of the buddhadharma, the Mindrolling Monastery was truly transformed into a buddhafield for the past few months.

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