“It Was Like a Weekend in Dewachen”

All photos in this article courtesy Stephanie Colvey.

More than 200 dharma students from all over the United States – including a couple visiting from Hawaii and a gentleman who flew in from Paris – gathered in the shrine room at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra May 17-19 to hear a special teaching on Mahamudra and Dzogchen from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

SColvey_KTD_May17-2013-3535Khenpo Rinpoche shared a teaching given in 1958 at Thrangu Monastery in Tibet, where he and dozens of other laypeople and monastics heard the remarkable Khenpo Gangshar give a teaching called “Naturally Liberating Everything You Meet.”

The teaching, a special transmission from Khenpo Gangshar, was designed to be easily practiced and to be used during the difficult times that lay ahead for the Tibetan people. In the modern day, they can be used to work with any situation in life – happiness, misery, sickness, and death.

Students listened to Khenpo Rinpoche’s teachings with the aid of Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, who translated for the special instruction. KTD Staff hosted more than 80 students on campus, feeding and housing students who said they felt the sacredness of the event.


“It was like a weekend in Dewachen,” said one student. “Even though the shrine room was crowded, people were so kind to each other and were so peaceful. It was such a blessing.”

Stephanie Colvey’s photographs from this event

Pilar Arthur-Snead’s photographs from this event

One thought on ““It Was Like a Weekend in Dewachen”

  1. When everyone there sang the Lineage prayer, it felt like it filled the whole world! It was an awesome weekend with Rinpoche, and the monastery is so beautiful and welcoming. Thank you, thank you.

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