This was the first visit by Chamtrul Rinpoche to Palpung Wales. Rinpoche gave very clear and inspiring teachings on the common and uncommon preliminaries according to the text “The Words of My Perfect Teacher”. The teaching reinforced our understanding of the importance of the Ngondro practice, and it became very clear how precious this human life is and how we should use it well; how everything can change in a moment; how every moment we create karma, either positive, negative or indifferent: and how in every existence, be it high or low, hells or heavens, karma is inexhaustible and the only way to freedom is to go beyond it. How to do that is through purification of the karma and accumulation of merit, and finally by realizing the ultimate truth. All this was taught in a brilliant, condensed yet extremely clear way in only two evenings – amazing!
More photos of the visit HERE
About Chamtrul Rinpoche
Born in Tibet in 1963, Chamtrul Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso was recognized as the reincarnation of the second Katok Chamtrul Pema Nangsal Dorje Rinpoche of Mardo Tashi Chöling Monastery, one of the branch monasteries of Katok. His first teacher was Naljor Yeshe Wangchuk Rinpoche, under whom he studied and practised Tummo and Dzogchen teachings intensively. Later he studied at the Institute of Buddhist Philosophy at Katok Monastery, after which he joined the shedra of Larung Gar Monastery at Sertar. There, while studying under his root guru,Khenpo Jikme Phuntsok Rinpoche, he was awarded the degree of khenpo, and began to teach Madhyamaka, pramana and other subjects. When Jikme Phuntsok Rinpoche asked him to create a shedra in Mardo Tashi Choling, Rinpoche returned to his original monastery, where he taught and worked for the next six years. In 1999 he settled in Dharamsala, Northern India. There Rinpoche teaches students from many different countries, including Tibet. When not in India, Chamtrul Rinpoche travels around the world to teach his students in the US, Israel, Germany, Greece, Italy and Portugal. (From Rigpa Wiki)