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Lama Lodu Rinpoche gives the White Mahakala Initiation & Teachings

Dec. 16th-17th
KDK, 1892 Fell St, San Francisco

10 AM—Noon, 2 PM—4 PM each day

Tuition: $100 ($50 for KDK Members) for the weekend; register @ http://kdk.org/event_reg.html

White Mahakala is known as Gonpo Yishin Norbu, which means “Lord of the Wish Fulfilling Gem”. During the annual Mahakala Five Day retreat, the practice of White Mahakala, “Lord of the Wish Fulfilling Gem” is included within the Black Mahakala practice. Most people have the initiation of Black Mahakala, but many lack the initiation for White Mahakala. This is helpful for the participants in this retreat, and also gives the blessing to others who wish to join is so that they can make a connection. Black Mahakala, in general, is for overcoming obstacles on the path to enlightenment, but White Mahakala is specifically for the wealth and prosperity of the practitioner who may have financial difficulties that interferes with their smooth progression on the path of Dharma.

Those wishes will be fulfilled more speedily due to the blessings of the Lord of the Wish Fulfilling Gem. Both Black Mahakala and White Mahakala are effective for overcoming obstacles on the path, and help to continually maintain good conditions both in this lifetime and at the time of death in the Bardo. In addition, these practices help to develop compassion to other beings and increase devotion to the enlightened beings.

The lineage of this practice comes from Rahula Gupta and the Yogi Maitripa, two Indian masters who bestowed this initiation directly to Yogi Kyungpo Naljor, the Tibetan master who sacrificed his life to receive the Vajarayana teachings from Indian masters. Yogi Kyungpo Naljor had 108 great accomplished masters, and he especially received this lineage directly from the Wisdom Dakini Niguma. Niguma directly received this transmission from the Buddha Vajradhara, Dorje Chang, who is the Lord Buddha Sakkyamuni himself. The Lord Buddha appeared to the Mahayana disciples as the Sakkyamuni Buddha Nirmanakaya form, as is tradition. When he bestowed the profound Vajrayana teachings, he appeared in Sambhogakaya form, the so-called Enjoyment Body form of Vajradhara.

In order to prevent someone who was not suitable from receiving this teaching, he maintained the secrecy of the teachings by transforming his ordinary body to his celestial, rainbow body. In this way, he hid the teachings from anyone who was not qualified to receive them. Niguma, herself having ripened her karmic body and transformed to rainbow body, was able to meet Vajradhara as person-to-person and directly received the profound teachings from him.

This great wisdom dakini then bestowed the teachings to the great yogi from Tibet called Yogi Kyungpo Naljor. From there, the lineage came down to the Shangpa Lineage up until the Vajradhara Rangjung Kunkyab (His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche). Lama Lodu Rinpoche has received this transmission, and being urged for this occasion to give this initiation. If anyone is interested to receive this initiation, there is no restriction. If you have not yet taken refuge, you can take refuge at this time, and if you have already taken refuge then you are welcome to come.


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