Date(s) - 05/27/2023 - 05/28/2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Marks Hope and Peace Lutheran Church
We are delighted to welcome back Younge Khachab Rinpoche, May 27-28th. Rinpoche will be teaching from his upcoming new book, Secret Path of the Siddhas. The teachings of the great masters and siddhas of the past in India and Tibet are made available and accessible to modern practitioners in this guide. Rinpoche provides clear instructions and practical guidance that will help readers gain a solid foundation for the path of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
Rinpoche will be presenting these teachings from the point of view of one’s practice based on his own extensive contemplation and experience. This is a rare opportunity to receive teachings and instruction from a true Dzogchen master.
Rinpoche’s teachings will be in-person at St. Marks Hope and Peace Lutheran Church. This event is open to everyone, but please consider being a sponsor for this retreat. Your sponsorship will ensure everyone can attend these wonderful teachings.
About the book, the Secret Path of the Siddhas
This text, the Secret Path of the Siddhas was written for Rinpoche’s Western students who wish to practice Mahamudra and Dzogchen. The text and commentary takes people with varying degrees of acumen and practice experience into consideration. This work is primarily intended for those whose focus is on practicing Mahamudra and Dzogchen, and who combine intellectual understanding with meditative training in the manner of the great mahasiddhas of the past, like Tilopa and Naropa, Marpa and Milarepa, as well as Garab Dorje and Sri Singha in the Dzogchen tradition.
The ‘secret path’ referred to in the title is called ‘secret’ because it’s something that you practice in the privacy of your own home on your meditation seat. It’s an essential teaching, whose instructions one can apply to their own practice. As a personal practice of self-integration, it isn’t readily apparent to others. This is why it’s called a ‘secret path.’ It’s not secret in the sense of ‘forbidden.’ It is a practice that you integrate yourself with in order to open the doorway to realization, and so broadcasting it would be beside the point.
About Younge Khachab Rinpoche
Younge Khachab Rinpoche is a highly accomplished Dzogchen master and non-sectarian, or Rime scholar. He was educated at Ganden Jangtse Monastery where he received his Geshe degree. He was also appointed as the Khenpo of the Kagyu Monastery Thagten Nyingje Ling in Nepal where he taught for several years. He has studied widely with the top masters in the Kagyu, Nyingma, Gelug, Sakya and Bon traditions.
Seventh in the line of Khachab reincarnations, he is a direct descendent of the famed terton, Yongey Mingyur Dorje, and holds the family lineage for this cycle of termas. His family has been closely associated with the Karmapas since the 17th century.
Rinpoche’s style of teaching is direct, warm and engaging, extensive yet practical. He is accessible and takes a personal interest in his students’ progress. Rinpoche currently makes his home in the United States.