Day 1 : Indestructible Wakefulness
Tantric Practice Empowerment (Chimé Pagme Nyingtik)
19 July 2023,
from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
(doors open 1:00 PM - Please arrive early)
Århusgade 103, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Uncover your own enlightened nature
His Holiness will introduce participants to the tantric practice called Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality (Chimé Pagme Nyingtik) - a meditation method for discovering one’s own indestructible wakefulness through the divine feminine.
His Holiness Sakya Trichen has said the following regarding this practice:
“Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik is a very important treasure teaching from Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. It is one of my personal practices, and I do its short sadhana every day. It is a very precious teaching and a great blessing, and from my own experience even people who are terminally ill can survive through this practice.”
Empowerment as performance art
In the West Tibetan rituals are often seen in a religious context, but they are perhaps better understood as a form of participatory performance art. The point is not just to seek blessings from external deities, for them to interfere with human existence. Rather it is to generate an experience within the participants themselves.
Within the context of the performance both the ritual leader and the students are viewed as equals to the Buddha. In the understanding that the nature of the Buddha is no different from the nature of one's own mind.
Through the recitation of poetry and visualisation, the participants are guided to the understanding that this experience is not just a temporary fiction in the context of the performance, but is actually just as real, if not more, than our ordinary understanding of identity.
About the practice
The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality is a White Tara long life practice and one of the most famous and revered termas of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
The practice accomplishes the three Buddhas of longevity (White Tara, Amitayus and Ushnishavijaya). There are many practices that accomplish each of the three Buddha aspects individually, but the Heart Essense of Sublime Lady of Immortality accomplishes all three together, which makes it a very special longevity practice. Another special feature of this practice is that the main Buddha aspect is the female White Tara, in union with her consort Avalokiteśvara in the form known as the “Lord of the Dance” which is quite unusual.
White Tara is commonly referred to as the Mother of all the Buddhas. It is said that long ago she promised to always be born in a female body to assist sentient beings in achieving enlightenment. Her name means “One Who Saves” because of Her commitment to save sentient beings from suffering. As the embodiment of enlightened compassion and activity, White Arya Tara offers peace, compassion, long life, and prosperity to practitioners.
Thanks to the power and blessings of The Sublime Lady of Immortality, all the greatest students of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, such as Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye and the 14th and 15th Karmapas, were able to remove obstacles to their long lives and activities. More recently, it was the main practice of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Trulshik Rinpoche. It is also the heart practice of His Holiness Sakya Trichen.
It was such an important practice for Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö that his biography tells us that he went to receive the empowerment ten times, then gave it all to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. After completing the required practices seven times in retreat, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche gave everything to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Neten Chokling Rinpoche and Tulku Orgyen Tobgyal, among others.
- His Holiness (the 41st Sakya Trizin) will give tantric empowerment and essential instructions in a two-day program July 19th and 20th 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to meet one of our times greatest meditation masters, universally respected across Buddhist traditions.