On October 16th, Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche will, for the first time ever, be giving the empowerment for the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). The eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche are the eight principal forms Guru Rinpoche assumed at different points in his life. It is taught that the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche do not depict different Guru Rinpoches, but reflect his ability to appear according to different needs and demands. In fact, they are called in Tibetan Guru Tsen Gyé, the eight ‘names’ of the Guru; each manifestation demonstrates a different principle that unveils the innermost nature of mind. As Guru Rinpoche said: “Mind itself is Padmasambhava; there is no practice or meditation apart from that.”
Because the current year, the Fire-Monkey year, is the year of Guru Rinpoche’s birth, being able to receive the empowerment at this time is very auspicious and a great fortune. While this empowerment is open to and beneficial to everybody, those who do or are interested in doing the Guru Rinpoche practices can particularly benefit.
1. 9:30 AM: First session of empowerment.
2. 3:30PM: Second session of empowerment.