the empowerment of ösel tendzin

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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.

Photos from the Ceremony

Remarks by Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche given during The Three Lineages Vajra Assembly

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From the Glorious Realm of Vajradhatu A poem by the Vajra Regent written one month after the empowerment

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