February 28, 2018
Quiet Room, Multifaith Center
569 Spadina Ave
The Rigdzin Düpa sadhana belongs to the Longchen Nyingthig (Heart Essence of the Great Expanse) cycle, which relates primarily to the teachings of Dzogchen. This cycle was bestowed upon Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798) through a series of three visions he had of the great master Longchen Rabjampa (1308-1363), and was soon propagated throughout Tibet, becoming one of the most influential lineages of the Nyingma tradition that continues to this day.
10 am-noon, with a short teaching by Tulku Dawa at 11:30 on the meaning of the ritual
12-2 , Lunch break
Afternoon session 2-5 with offerings
Tulku Dawa Gyalpo Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and HH Penor Rinpoche as an authentic reincarnation of the previous Shidag Rinpoche, Orgyan Pema Rangdrol. At the age of six he joined HH Penor Rinpoche’s Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India. Upon finishing the basic monastic education at Namdroling, he joined the famed Ngagyur Nyingma Institute and completed the nine-year course in both sutra and tantra. Upon graduation, he was appointed as the head of the Tsogyal Shedrup Dargyeling nunnery and at the same time taught at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute. Apart from his Root Guru, HH Penor Rinpoche, he also received many empowerments, transmissions, and instructions from lamas of all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. At present, he lives and teaches in Toronto.