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Danakosha Finland Organises

A Highly Revered Lama from the Nyingma School
His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche
Visits Finland from 16th to 17th August 2008
By Heartfelt Request of Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche

His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche
Danakosha Finland is happy to announce that His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche has accepted Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche's heartfelt request, and is coming to Finland in the course of his visit to Europe.

His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche and Dorje Drak

HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is the highest knowledge holder in the Dorje Drak Monastery. Dorje Drak is one of the six great monasteries responsible for upholding the Nyingma tradition. As a special feature, Dorje Drak preserves a terma treasure from Guru Padmasambhava, found by Rigdzin Godem in 1366. Rigdzin Godem was the reincarnation of one of the closest students of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava. From the hidden terma originated the so called Northern Teachings or the Jangter tradition. The third reincarnation of Rigdzin Godem found the Dorje Drak Monastery, from where the teachings spread to the whole of Tibet, as they recently have to other countries as well. The monastery-in-exile is currently located in the city of Shimla in the Indian Himalayas.

Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was born in central Tibet in 1926. He was soon recognized as a reincarnation of the famous Ngok Choku Dorje. The earlier rebirths in this reincarnation line were renowned for their modesty and diligence in studies. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche begun his Dharma studies at the age of five in the Taklung Tse Monastery in his vicinity. At age eight he was invited to be the Dharma Seat Holder at Dorje Drak. Following this he studied and acquired the complete teachings of his tradition. After spending some time as a khenpo at Dorje Drak, he went on a pilgrimage to India in order to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Buddha, and further returned to his monastery for a while. He was soon forced to leave Tibet in exile. Nowadays, he is constantly requested to give extensive transmissions in significant Dharma centres in India, Nepal and Bhutan. His transmissions are sought everywhere by the Nyingma practitioners of the host country in question, as well as by other practitioners, since he is regarded as a distinguished Rimé lama whose holy qualities and scholarship transcend the boundaries between different schools. HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is now visiting Europe for the first time as part of his enlightened activity, so as to fulfill the wishes presented by devoted students.

Initiation and Teachings

Pema Jungne

His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche will bestow teachings and initiations to peaceful Padmasambhava and the triple deity of Vajrapani, Hayagriva and Garuda.

Time: 16th to 17th August, beginning at 15 o'clock
Place: Danakosha Dharma Centre, Museokatu 17 A, 00100 Helsinki. Location on map. The airport bus stops at Hotel Scandic Continental near Danakosha Dharma Centre.
Recommended offering: 100€

In case of changes and adjustments that may take place, please check the program before attending the occasion.

Registrations by 8th August: or by phone to tel. +358 9 5878 046
Inquiries: tel. +358 9 5878 046

A Holy Being's Blessing to Our Minds

- It is a very rare occasion and a great blessing to have the opportunity to receive a sacred initiation from the mind of an enlightened lama, says Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche, who presented the wish that Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche could visit Finland in order to benefit the Finnish people and especially the practitioners.

- Even though there are certain significant and prominent lamas in the world, it is impossible these days to find someone better than HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. If you consider all the qualities a lama should have in order to represent his tradition perfectly, His Holiness possesses them all. His learning is without flaw, he is a great practitioner, immaculately kind and compassionate, and his actions are completely pure ethically.

- He is without a doubt a knowledge holder regarding the whole Nyingma tradition, and in addition he is also a Rimé lama, representing the type of Buddhism that transcends the boundaries of different schools, and he is capable of teaching in accordance with each school. If a Buddhist practitioner receives an initiation from him, it is comparable to receiving it from Padmasambhava himself. When a person enconters a lama of his kind, a connection will be born that will carry great blessings in the future.

- Receiving teachings and initiations from a lama of this kind can also be a great joy to the lama himself if the students are enthusiastic and positive, and this is a great benefit for the whole community of practitioners, says Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche.

Instructions to Those Attending the Teachings

Signing up for the teachings must be done by 08.08 via email to or by calling to tel. +358 9 5878 046. We also request you to inform us if you have signed up and are for some reason unable to attend.

To cover the costs for His Holiness and his entourage of five persons, we request an offering of 100 euros per participant. The sum may be payed in advance via bank transfer (Danakosha Finland Aktia 405530-2137451) or by cash on arrival.

We request the participants to arrive 40-20 minutes before the event begins, so that we can receive His Holiness and his entourage in the proper manner.

As there are only ten or so chairs, meant for the disabled, we hope that others will sit on the floor. You can bring your own cushion, but please do not bring your other belongings into the assembly hall. Please bare in mind that children are expected to sit still and observe dharma manners.

On breaks we have coffee and lunch for sale.

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