We are very happy to announce that His Holiness Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche has again accepted Danakosha's invitation to Finland, as well as our request for important empowerments and Phowa teachings. The program of the visit starts at 10th of September and lasts to 15th of September 2009.
This year Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche will bestow the empowerments of Ka Gye or the Eight Proclamation Deities, Gong Dü or the Quintessential Intention of the Lama and Phurba or Vajrakilaya. These empowerments are very necessary to have for Vajrayana practitioners and very important to have in this country.
Click here to read the biography of Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche.
When the king Trisong Detsen invited the great master Padmasambhava from India to Tibet he gave mainly these empowerments to his fortunate disciples. Due to that many of Padmasambhava's disciples became enlightened in that very life, and Buddha Dharma has spread everywhere in Tibet and remained until this day.
It's very important to meet a great teacher, and it's even more important to receive empowerments like these. If you have the chance to get such empowerments, you will definitely accomplish both the common and supreme siddhis.
The meaning of common siddhi is that this life will be long and free from sickness, and all of your obscurations will be removed, and all of your good wishes fulfilled.
Supreme siddhi means your wisdom, loving kindness, compassion and freedom from the three poisons increase. Your path of liberation and level of realization will be effortlessly developed and you will definitely reach the accomplishment of your path of enlightenment.
Click here to read more about Gong Dü.
Click here to read more about Ka Gye.
Click here to read more about Phurba.
His Holiness Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche will also teach us Phowa, which means transferring our consciousness to a pure land.
Click here to read more about Phowa.
The empowerments are bestowed from Thursday 10th to Monday 14th of September, beginning at 6 pm on Thursday and 3 pm on other days. Participants should be at the site of empowerment at the latest half an hour before the program starts.
The Phowa teachings are given in Tuesday 15th of September from 10 am to 5 pm.
The program takes place at the Danakosha Dharma Center, Museokatu 17 A, Helsinki. Location on map.
We request a participation fee of 250 euros from those who participate in the whole program. The fee is 200 euros for sangha members, unemployed and students, 150 euros for those attending only the empowerments, and 100 euros for those attending only the Phowa teachings. The fee may be payed in advance via bank transfer (Danakosha Finland Aktia 405530-2137451, IBAN: FI9240553020137451, BIC/SWIFT: HELSFIHH) or by cash on arrival. Registration fee of 30 euros should be paid to the aforementioned bank account by 15th of August. The message should include your name and the text "Registration fee". The registration fee will be included in the participation fee, and it will not be returned if you cannot attend.
In case of changes and adjustments that may take place, please check the program before attending the occasion.