August 9: Distribution of Kudung Rilbu

This year the Long Life Empowerment will be conferred by HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche on Sunday, August 9, 2009.

Distribution of the Kudung Rilbu, the holy pills from the Body of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, as well as threads from Holiness' robe, placed in a small glass container, will take place at this time.

Busses will depart Jackson Heights the morning of August 9 and return at the conclusion of the ceremonies.
For information, call Mr. Karma Dorji at 917-519-4576; Mr. Saran Lama at 917-767-2734
$45 round-trip
Departs 5:30 AM
* All tickets must be paid in advance. No exceptions.

The retreat program will conclude on August 9 allowing summer retreatants the opportunity to pack and depart on August 10.

Schedule (subject to change):

7 a.m. Early Morning Practice:
Riwo Sang Chod; Vajrakilaya; 21 Tara

9 a.m. Guru Yoga
Presentation of zens and shantabs

11:45 a.m. Group Photo with Kyabje Kuchen Rinpoche and the Heart Sons and Khenpos

12 noon Lunch with Kyabje Kuchen Rinpoche and the Sangha

2 p.m. Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

4 p.m. Phowa Completion

7 p.m. Tsalung Completion / Public Talk by Ajam Tulku


7 a.m. Early Morning Practice

9 a.m. Amitayus Empowerment and Tsog

12 noon Lunch

2 p.m. Mandala Offering
Speeches from the Heart Sons and Khenpos
Distribution of Empowerment Substances, Tsog, and Rilbu

4 p.m. Lama Dance

5:30 p.m. Banquet for Local Officials (by invitation only)

6 p.m. Dinner for retreatants