His Holiness the
Katok Getse Maha Pandita
Dearest Friends @ CAS !!
We are elated to announce the impending visit of the Maha Pandita -- Katok Getse Rinpoche on His first Dharma programme in Singapore !!
Known as "His Holiness" and "Getse Fa Wang" ( "The Dharma-King Getse" ) by His students, Katok Getse Rinpoche enjoys universal veneration especially within the Nyingma School as a "Maha Pandita" ( "The Great Realised-Scholar" ) for His authoritative and influential commentaries and treatises on every major aspect of the Buddha's Teachings.
The Maha Pandita -- Katok Getse Rinpoche's texts are taught and studied at all the major Nyingma monastic seats including the Palyul, Katok, Dzoghcen, Mindroling, Shechen, Dorje Drak and the like.
Being one of the traditional-
At several of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's public discourses, Katok Getse Rinpoche is always bestowed a high spiritual seat-throne.
The biographical text on the major figures of the Katok Nyingma School by Nyoshul Khenpo states:
"The Nyingma Katok tradition enjoyed widespread influence, for 108 principal and 1,002 secondary monasteries were said to uphold this lineage, making it a source of the teachings of the Early Translation school.
The masters of the teachings at the main seat were the successive tulkus of the Katok Drime Zhingkyong, Moktsa, Chaktsa, Kunchen Katok Situ, Nyingon Jamyang, Getse Maha Pandita, and Onpo Tulku......
as well as the more recent incarnation lines of the great khenpos Ngawang Palzang ( ie Khenpo Ngaga, one of Kyabje Penor Rinpoche's Root Teachers ) and Lekshe Dulwai De ( ie the present 84th Throne-Holder, Lhoga Rinpoche )."
Katok Getse, a colossal figure in the Nyingma School is recognised by the previous Jamyang Khyentse and the 16th Karmapa as the incarnation of the Maha Pandita -- Katok Getse, who in turn, is the manifestation of the great translator, Nyak Jnanakumara as well as the incarnation of the direct student of the great terton of the Longchen Nyingthig, Jigme Lingpa.
Please dedicate with your heart that the Great Pandita's visit will be of
the greatest and highest good to all beings and the Buddha's Teachings !!
"The Three Innermost Cycles of the Dudjom Tersar"
29 Nov 2007 - Dudjom Vajrakilaya [ The main Yidam of the Nyingma School ]
01 Dec 2007 - Dudjom Throma Nagmo [ The Wrathful Black Dakini ]
02 Dec 2007 - Dudjom Dorje Drollo [ The Wrathful Guru as the Subduer of Demons ]
All programmes will begin at 7:30 pm
The Dudjom Tersar
The Terma Tradition is a well-known feature of the Nyingma School. It is the skillful means whereby, Guru Rinpoche - Padma Sambhava, a great and powerful meditation Master, through his yogic powers, concealed teachings destined for future generations in the elements of earth, water, fire, and air as well as in the expanse of awareness in the minds of his disciples. At the appropriate moment these disciples appear in the world as Tertons, or revealers of these teaching which are known as Terma, or Treasures of Dharma. These Teachings were to be discovered at certain time periods, when the beings were in need of a particular teaching to remove obstacles, sickness and various other catastrophes.
His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche was one of these Treasure discoverers and he revealed many teachings that would benefit beings at the time of war, famine and world disharmony that we are facing at the present moment. So the Dudjom Tersar is fresh, vivid, and direct with no loss of meaning, words or blessing. These teachings from Guru Rinpoche to Dudjom Rinpoche to us is a direct short lineage. Therefore this lineage is uncontaminated and knows no degeneration by broken samayas. The blessing and attainments are immediate.
There are ceremonies
that remove obstacles in ones life and work and there are many
methods in Tibetan Buddhism to dispel the unseen forces that
cause sickness, calamities and other misfortunes. The Dudjom
Tersar is known to be unsurpassable in these wisdom methods
for pacifying, subjugating, increasing and magnetizing all these
Along with the Longchen Nyingthik, the Dudjom Tersar has become among the most widespread and popular Terma cycles in Tibet today among both monks and Ngakpa Lamas.
The present programme to be offered by Maha Pandita Katok Getse belongs to the "Innermost Cycles" of the Dudjom Tersar and complete the revelation in terms of Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga or Dzogchen.
HH Katok Getse Rinpoche has accomplished extensive retreats and is acknowledged for
His mastery of the Dzogchen approach.
This is an unprecedented transmission of one of the rarest and most sacred treasures of the Nyingma School from one of the most esteemed Masters of our generation.
For the programme, registration is NOT required and NO commitments is required for students taking it as a blessing.
The serious student will however be fully-empowered to engage in the subsequent practices.
All students will need to attend the programme/s with the pure motivation of taking these initiations not for oneself but for all mother sentient beings so that one could the perfect state of Buddhahood soonest.
Translation into both English and Mandarin will be made available. At the moment, we are still unsure whether FM radio is required for the English or Chinese translation and as CAS's sets are limited at about 10 sets only, do bring along yours.
There is NO course fee for the programme.
However, students who wish to share in the inexhaustible merit of aiding in offering the precious Dharma to all participants through your much-needed financial contributions can do so via the following way/s:
A) Cash - Camden Education Center ( call 64686835 before coming !! )
Camden Education Center's address is available at www.camden.edu.
B) Crossed Check to "Charitable Assistance Society"
[ Posted to 170 Upper Bt Timah Road, Bt Timah Shopping Centre, #B1-27, S(588179) ]
C) Funds Transfer: DBS Current Account - 022-900386-5 ( Email to alert upon transfer )
D) Offering on the very day of the teaching. Look out for the box marked "Dharma Propagation Fund" !!
The venue for the programme is presently tentative as Katok Getse Rinpoche has only confirmed His coming to Singapore this afternoon - 12 Nov 2007.
The possible venues, still tentative venues, at the moments are HH Penor Rinpoche's centre, the Katok Khenchen Lhoga Rinpoche's centre and / or Siong Lim Temple, Singapore's national heritage site.
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The sadhana or accomplishement-
Due to the extreme time constraints, we are forced to reproduce the texts in Singapore itself.
Email bb at contact@casotac.
23 Nov 2007 - 12 mid-night.
Each text costs approximately S$18/- with the Troma text probably at S$25/- due to the much thicker booklet.
At the moment, we only have the texts in English.
The texts available are:
- Dudjom Dorje Drollo
- Dudjom Vajrakilaya
- Dudjom Troma Nagmo
No students will be denied the text due to financial constraints. As per our usual practice, drop us an email or let our volunteers know on the day/s itself.
Donations to Chagdud Gompa - Padma Publishing, who are the actual publishers of these precious texts are encouraged at:
CAS's Longchen Nyingthig transmission will resume with the great Palyul Khenpo Tsering Dorje's visit in March 2008. Khenpo is presently unceasingly engaged in teachings in Taiwan and India whence.