CUTTING THROUGH OBSTACLES: Rigdzin Dorje Rinpoche with the Monks & Nuns of Zangdokpalri
Please note that the 2010 and 2011 Tour plans were cancelled. Please join our elist for latest updates on future plans.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving
the Blessing of Kunzang Dechen Lingpa's
terma at the Blessing of the Foundation of the Temple in Arunachal

The monks and nuns perform
the healing chod ritual.

"This Healing Chod was one of the most beautiful, important
things I have done for myself.
" - Sharon Salzberg

The Tibetan Healing Chod: The unique Healing Chod from the mind treasure of Kunzang Dechen Lingpa is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to heal mental and physical sickness, remove karmic obstacles to spiritual growth, and address human suffering.

During this multiple-session Healing Chö ceremony, there will be no teachings to listen to, no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. Just bring your favorite pillow, a blanket or mat, lay down and relax while Rinpoche and the monks and nuns perform four musically compelling rituals (with breaks in between). The sacred sound of drums, bells, horns, chants and mantra, along with the accomplished realizations of Rinpoche and the monks and nuns, initiate the favorable conditions necessary to pacify the causes of discord and illness. For Healing Chod please plan to arrive a 15-30 minutes earlier than the scheduled starting time of the first session.

for preparatory information if you plan to attend
a Chod event, for an audio teaching, additional photos
and background information


Sadly, this year's tour by Dungse Rigdzin Dorje Rinpoche and the nuns of Zangdokpalri has been canceled
because the nuns were unsuccessful in their applications for visas.
In the present political climate in South Asia, the US Embassy is rejecting visas across the board.  
Great efforts and expense were made on the part of the sponsors here and the nuns,
who had to travel thousands of miles just to apply. 
Even the recommendation letter from a Congressman did not help. 

We are grateful to all of you who were working hard to organize venues for the tour this year
and/or were planning on attending healing Cho events.  Rinpoche and the nuns look forward to reapplying for visas next year
and we hope we will all see them then. If you have not already joined our email list, please do so now so that
we may keep you up to date on latest news: Click here to join our elist.

Of course, not only are we all disappointed that we will not see Rinpoche and the nuns this year,
but this comes as a very serious financial blow to the community of over 300 monastics.
Your help is needed now more than ever. Please click here to initiate support of a nun or monk.

To get a sense of the humanity and sacred environment your participation in the Zangdokpalri programs
has supported, click here. Soon you will have an opportunity to pre-purchase an entire dvd documentary
that is being edited from nearly 40 hours of footage. 

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