Sang Wa Rigpa Cher Tong | Secret Instruction: The Recognition of Pure Awareness

with Tempa Dukte Lama and Geshe Tsewang Ngodup Rinpoche

Saturday, August 31st – Sunday, September 1st, 2024

Saturday’s Teaching Hours:

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST


2:00 – 4:00 PM EST

Sunday’s Teaching Hours:

9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Registered participants will receive the recording after the teaching.

The teaching will be taught in English. Simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish and French. Please check back for updates!

Tempa Dukte Lama and Geshe Tsewang Ngodup Rinpoche will explain the heart essence of pure awareness according to the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud Dzogchen transmission. Through this instruction, the pure, intrinsic awareness is pointed out with the practice of the eightfold quintessential instructions.

The reason why this secret recognition of pure awareness is taught third (after the teaching on The View and the teaching on Todgal is that through the practice of the Six Lamps, one directly perceives the luminous manifestation of clear light. This is similar to how one sees the treasure directly after opening the door of the treasure house, which is the view of Dzogchen. The ultimate benefit of directly recognizing the intrinsic awareness and abiding in it without interruption is that one will attain the rainbow body.

About Tempa Dukte Lama

Tempa Lama is an ordained lama of the Tibetan Bon tradition. He is the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, where he works to make the ancient Bon wisdom teachings available and accessible in the West. He is an artist, poet, and author of seven books. Tempa Lama studied at Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of the late H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the worldwide spiritual head of the Bon tradition until 2017. Tempa Lama has lived in the US since 2000 and teaches internationally, helping people bring a practice of healing and happiness into their lives.

About Geshe Tsewang Ngodup Rinpoche

Geshe Tsewang Ngodup Rinpoche is the abbot of Pal Samten Due Dul Wosel Ling Monastery in Humla, Nepal, and the first Geshe in the Yungdrung Bon tradition from Humla. Rinpoche studied at Menri Monastery, India, from 1992. In 1998 he enrolled in the Bon Dialectic School at Menri where he studied the three Bon Paths of Liberation, Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen. He was awarded the Geshe degree at Menri in 2014. On March 8th, 2023, the auspicious birth anniversary of Buddha Tonpa Shenrab, he was enthroned as the abbot of Pal Samten Due Dul Wosel Ling Monastery with the blessing of His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin Rinpoche and His Eminence Menri Ponlop Yangton Thinley Nyima Rinpoche. Rinpoche has served as Secretary of the Bon Dialectic School, Vice-president of the Bon Dialectic School, leader of the Menri Mask Dance, and General Treasurer of the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center. He is currently serving as General Secretary at the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Centre.

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