the empowerment of ösel tendzin
From "The Empowerment of Ösel Tendzin" Garuda V, published by Vajradhatu, 1977
On August 22, 1976, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, empowered Thomas F. Rich, a long-time student of his, as his regent and as a holder of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. He did this in a ceremony performed before members of the sangha in the Shrine Hall of Karma Dzong, in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is the central seat of Vajradhatu, the association of Buddhist centers under Rinpoche's direction... full article
Audio from the Empowerment Ceremony Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
This recording begins with the chanting of the Heart Sutra by the assembled community, followed by the Vidyadhara's address, the invocation of the lineage, and reading of the empowerment proclamation. It concludes with a dedication on behalf of the sangha by David I. Rome, the Vidyadhara's private secretary.