Lama Tsultrim Sangpo
August 3 - 8
This year we are grateful to offer a special five-day seminar on deity yoga with our resident teacher, Lama Tsultrim Sangpo. In lieu of his annual seminar, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has urged Lama Tsultrim to teach on the profound practices of lama, yidam, and khandro, which constitute the generation stage of the Vajrayana path.
Lama Tsultrim will offer detailed explanations of how these practices powerfully support and enhance the profound meditation instruction that Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche gives each year. Lama Tsultrim will unfold these topics in the context of the Trinley Nyingpo Guru Rinpoche practice from the Tukdrub Barchey Kunsel cycle. Conveniently, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will offer the empowerment for this practice during his annual teaching seminar at Gomde in June.
In support of Lama Tsultrim’s sessions, Gomde’s lamas and translators will lead additional sessions to deepen our engagement with the texts and practices. Lama Gerry Prindeville will guide us in morning meditation and lead discussions sessions on the stages of practice. Ryan Damron, co-Director of Gomde’s Dharmachakra Translation Center, will give a series of talks that draw from Yogacara theories of mind to explore the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and Vajrayāna practice.
Last year, Rinpoche said very directly, “As a complement to the practice of the nature of mind you must also do deity practice.” This seminar is an opportunity for us to come together and receive detailed instructions on critical dimensions of Tantric method, connect with our truly extraordinary resident teacher, LamaTsultrim Sangpo, and ultimately enhance our understanding of the profound essence of our tradition.
About the Teacher
A senior monk and chant master at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathmandu, Lama completed a traditional three year retreat under the guidance of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. He currently trains the younger monks at the monastery in the practice of the ritual arts.