Venerable Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen is delighted to announce that His Holiness the Sakya Trichen has consented to bestow the Tsembupa Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Teachings at Tsechen Kunchab Ling in June, 2023. All teachings will be simultaneously translated into Mandarin and Spanish. His Eminence Ngor Thartse Khen Rinpoche has kindly consented to give the afternoon reteaching sessions.
Tsembupa Avalokiteshvara is a very special anuttarayoga tantra version of the practice of the Greatly Compassionate One. It originates from the great Tibetan mahasiddha Tsembupa, who led a very simple, secluded life in retreat. Due to his very high realization, many monasteries requested him to become their abbot, but he declined, always devoting himself to diligent solitary meditation. He practiced all gurus as one; all deities as one; all mantras as one; and all meditations as one, combined in the practice of the Greatly Compassionate Avalokiteshvara. The many pure visions and blessings that came to him gave rise to this special complete Avalokiteshvara practice, which supplements the meditation on the great compassionate one with sleeping yoga, arising yoga, washing yoga, tsog, fire puja, and rituals for the living and deceased.