Red Vajrasattva: February 15th – 17th
Padmakilaya: February 18th – 20th
Vajrakilaya: February 21st – 23rd

Losar Prayer Flag Ceremony

 Monday. February 24th

Special Guest Vajra Master

This year Rigdzin Ling is honored to host an extraordinary yogin of Padgyal Lingpa’s Kusum Gongdü cycle. He has received numerous transmissions and teachings from the greatest contemporary masters, completed many years of strict meditation retreat and guided many retreatants with empowerments, transmissions and oral instructions. We invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to receive empowerments and engage in these practices under this accomplished meditation master.

For learn more specific information about the vajra master,
please call Rigdzin Ling at 530-623-2714.

Group meditation practices are traditionally held during the concluding days of the final month of the lunar year in order to dispel obstacles to harmony and purify all negative karmic residues before the new year begins. In anticipation of the upcoming Year of the Iron Mouse, we will practice three days of Red Vajrasattva, then three days of Padmakilaya and conclude with three days of Vajrakilaya.

Red Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva practice purifies the subtle mental and emotional habits that obscure our free, compassionate and open nature. Meditating with the skillful means of the Vajrayana tradition, it is swift and powerful. This lotus family Red Vajrasattva practice is drawn from the great teaching cycle known as “The Union of Enlightened Intent of the Three Kayas” revealed by Terton Padgyal Lingpa. Red Vajrasattva group retreats have been an annual event at Rigdzin Ling since 1993.


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


Vajrakilaya brings the practitioner into direct contact with the display of compassionate wrath, the intense energy of enlightened activity that subdues the forces of negativity. Guru Rinpoche transmitted this method of accomplishing Vajrakilaya to his heart disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal, who made it her main practice and was the source of her extraordinary spiritual attainment. The specific practice we will use is The Razor that Destroys at a Touch, from Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche’s Treasure Cycle.

A Drubchod is a group ritual ceremony that includes prayers and mantra recitations, relevant Dharma teachings and daily feast offerings (tsok). The retreat culminates with the accepting of the spiritual accomplishments (siddhis) and concludes with auspicious prayers and aspirations.

It will be permissible to attend any of the three practices for any amount of days, but you must have the respective empowerment.

For details about accommodations and staying at Rigdzin Ling, click here.

For all other questions, please email the events office:
or call: 530.623.2714 ext 126