Padma Dakini 2015

Fri 13th – Sun 15th Nov
Hosted by PPI in association with Ati Ling


PPI in association with Ati Ling is delighted to host the thirteenth annual Padma Dakini Retreat with Jigme Tromge Rinpoche as Vajra Master.

This event is held annually to commemorate the November 17th 2002 date of the parinirvana of His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, our beloved teacher who established the Chagdud Gonpa Foundation in the West.

The retreat will be based on a Dharma treasure (terma) of the late Chokgyur Lingpa, a contemporary and spiritual brother of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Chokgyur Lingpa is regarded as the last of the one hundred major tertons (treasure revealers) and the universal monarch of all Tertons.

Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870) displayed many amazing miracles throughout his life and worked alongside Jamyang Khyentse, Jamyang Kongtrul, Mipham Gyatso and Patrul Rinpoche in developing the Rime Movement, a non-sectarian approach to integrating all major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Chokgyur Lingpa’s fourth incarnation, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, bestowed the Padma Dakini empowerment when he visited Ati Ling in 2000 and 2004, and we are privileged to maintain the practice of this treasure under the guidance of Jigme Tromge Rinpoche, who was recognised early in life as being the reincarnation of Tsewang Norbu, the son of Chokgyur Lingpa and regarded as an Avalokiteshvara emanation.

Empowerment is required to attend the retreat. Please email us at if you are interested in attending but do not have the Chokling Padma Dakini empowerment.

Texts required for the drubchod are: Padma Dakini, Galaxy of Heartdrops and Protectors, all of which are available for sale at PPI’s Lotus Light store.

TIME: The retreat will begin on Friday morning at 9.30am and end on Sunday evening around 5.30pm. Please note we do NOT offer dinner on Thursday night, even if some retreatants need to arrive that evening.

COSTS: Per person per day (includes meals, tsog feast, accommodation). Day-only includes just lunch.

All prices go up $10/day on November 6th!

Day-Only Overnight in Dormitories Overnight in Private Room with Shared Bath
Single Double
CGF Member $40 $50 $85 $65
Non CGF Member $50 $60 $95 $75

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, and to enquire about private rooms, please call 415-663-9421.

Cancellation and refund policy: please note that for any cancellation within 7 or fewer days of the event start, a charge of $25 per event day will be deducted from the refund. Thank you!

Whether or not you are able to participate in this event, it is possible to make an offering for the tsog or butterlamps, with prayers that auspicious conditions prevail for the flourishing of this practice and for the benefit of all beings. Butterlamps are $1.50 each; tsog offerings can be in any amount. There are several ways to make offerings:

1) with secure credit card donation processing online at (use Donate Now button below, and from the pull-down “Program Designation”, select tsog or butterlamps.
2) by mailing a check made out to ‘Ati Ling’
3) by calling the treasurer on 415-663-9421 to arrange payment by credit card.

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