February 27 & 28

9:00AM – 12:30PM PST
2:00 – 6:00PM PST

Padmakilaya was directly transmitted to Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche from Padgyal Lingpa, where it became the wrathful guru practice that Rinpoche practiced for decades. It was then passed on to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche who bestowed it several times at Rigdzin Ling, authorizing Lama Padma Gyatso to uphold and propagate this powerful antidote to harmful influencesand emotions.

There will be two formal sessions and a tsok feast each day. Since the required empowerment will not be offered, anyone wishing to participate must already have received the empowerment of this particular lineage.

Please register in order to receive instructions on how best to prepare yourself to carry out the practice alone online and the special Zoom login information. Partial attendance permitted.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcome.


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Connect with us for our Padmakilaya retreat February 27 & 28.  You can join the meritorious activity of the practice through offering Tsok or butterlamps. By making offerings of any amount, you make a direct connection to the mandala of activity here at Rigdzin Ling. 

What is the meaning of a tsok offering?

“Tsok means gathering, and the traditional offerings include food, alcohol, flowers, incense, and sources of light such as butterlamps or candles. All of these are offered as wisdom substances, beyond any dualistic concept of the ordinary, beyond attachment and aversion. The experience of the ‘single taste’ of the offering is unsurpassed as a means of pacifying outer and inner obstacles that arise from the grasping tendencies of the ordinary mind.”

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

What is the meaning of butterlamp offerings?

“We do not offer the lamps because enlightened beings need to see them.
Rather, the offering of light is a means of dispelling the darkness of our own ignorance, giving rise to clarity and wisdom. We offer them with the wish that their light will illuminate the lower realms and the bardo, relieving the torment of beings who suffer in darkness. We also aspire that all beings will develop greater mental clarity in order to discover the causes of long-lasting happiness in virtuous actions of body, speech, and mind. Finally, we offer them so that the inner light of great knowing will arise in all beings’ minds and remove the darkness of ignorance and intellectual obscurations.”

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche