Fri 9th – Sun 11th April, 2021
with Tromge Jigme Rinpoche
Due to the COVID19 situation, only Jigme Rinpoche and full-time resident sangha will be doing this event at PPI. We very much look forward to sangha worldwide joining us when you can!
The link is on Youtube, and is the same every day.
If you received the mailing list notification, please access the event through that link, not here, to help avoid overloading the server. Thank you!
Friday – Sunday: 9am-12 noon, 3pm-6pm or later (all times Pacific Time Zone)
Rinpoche will be offering teachings on the practice, every morning during the mantra session! The broadcasts will remain available for about three days after each stream, for those who might want to participate but are working or in a different time-zone.
To make offerings for the Throma event, 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) To make an offering by credit card online follow the link 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 events coordinator at 707-544-8029 to arrange payment by credit card.
Empowerment will not be offered. If you do not have empowerment, you are still welcome to sit and meditate during the broadcast, but should not read the text, even if you have access to one. At the end of the day we will also be doing a short Chenrezig practice, plus a prayer by Thangtong Gyalpo to avert sickness, which anyone can join in with. See links in the next section.
We will use the Dudjom Throma Nagmo text, with page numbers being called, and Galaxy of Heartdrops and Protectors, plus the practice linked to below at the end of each day. This translation of the Thangtong Gyalpo prayer is available due to the kindness of the Khondung Asanga Vajra Sakya.
The practice of T’hroma contains the complete path of the Vajrayana, from ngondro (the preliminary practices) all the way through the Dzogchen (Great Perfection) practices of Trekchod and T’hogal. The T’hroma-based practice of Chöd removes obstacles, both for our short-term happiness and those hindering our ultimate enlightenment. It carries extraordinary healing power and through its practice we can accumulate merit and wisdom in a vast and rapid way. Merely making a connection to T’hroma brings great benefit and blessings. Chöd is practiced daily in a number of Chagdud Gonpa centers, as His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche introduced it to many students on several continents, and we are fortunate that here at PPI-Ati Ling we too have been able to maintain this lineage under the guidance of Tromge Jigme Rinpoche.
We are delighted to announce that Tromge Jigme Rinpoche will serve as vajra master and umze for this event — simply to hear a true master sing this beautiful practice is a wonderful source of blessings, and we hope that as many people as possible will be able to participate, whether they are new to Tibetan Buddhism, or already familiar with sadhana practice.