His Eminence Choden Rinpoche, one of the great lineage lamas of our time, holding many precious and rare lineages of Sutra and Tantra, will confer the complete Vajravali (“Vajra-Garland”) cycle of 46 different initiations. The initiations will be conferred from November 5th to 25th at Sera Jey Monastery, South india.
The Vajravali Cycle contains initiations and blessing rituals of various deities including Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka, Heruka, Hevajra, Vajrayogini, Kurukulla and the Five Buddha Families. This cycle of initiations originated from the great Indian master Abhayakara-gupta (d. 1125) and was rearranged by the Mongolian Lama Changkya Ngawang Lozang Choden(1642-1714).
Rinpoche will give ordination (Getsul vow) on 4th November 2012, at Sera Jey Monastery.
Rinpoche has given numerous teachings and transmissions in Sera Monastery, South India, often with up to 2000 monks attending.
Please note that foreigners need to obtain a PAP permit for Tibetan Settlements. Applications must be submitted at least 3-4 months in advance. For more information about PAP see: www.serajeymonastery.org/services.
More details will be available as they become known. See Questions and Answers below.
|America and Europe:||Neel Bertel, email@example.com|
|Southeast Asia:||Eric Tang, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Australia and New Zealand:||Kirra Givanni, email@example.com|
|Sera Monastery in India:||Foundation for the Arrangement of Teachings of Kyabje Choden Rinpoche (FCR), firstname.lastname@example.org|
• Will there be a commitment imposed by attending the Vajravali Cycle?
Yes. There will be a daily commitment of practicing Six Session Guru Yoga.