Indestructible: The Longevity Practice of Lama
with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen
December 9-10, 2023
In the Yungdrung Bön. there are many longevity practices. This practice is the most well-known. Tséwang Rigdzin is the son of Drenpa Namkha, born in the 8th century. Tséwang means “Power of Life” and Rigdzin is “the highest degree of knowledge and wisdom”. There are four kinds of Ridzin: 1) Fully Ripened; 2) Power over Longevity; 3) The Great Mudra; and 4) Spontaneously Accomplished.
In this weekend retreat, Geshe Denma will teach The Power over Longevity section that includes visualization, meaning, and mantra, and give transmission for this practice. This practice stands as a support for the practitioner to extend their life force, develop their spiritual growth, repair damage to their individual lifespan by removing obstacles, and is a support for healing.
This text was discovered by Khöpo Lodro Tokme who was a famous 13th-century tertön (discovery master). During one of his spontaneous visions, Khandro Tukjé Kundrol appeared to him and imparted the transmission for the root text of the Tséwang Jarima which he subsequently transmitted to his own disciples.
Schedule – Saturday and Sunday CST
|Session 1||10:00-11:15 am|
|Session 2||11:30-12:30 pm|
|Meal Break||12:30-2:00 pm|
|Session 3||2:00-3:30 pm|
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Retreat teachings and practices will be taught in English.
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Joyful Practice of Ancient Bön Teachings for Living Well
Geshe Denma Gyaltsen is the resident lama of Ligmincha Texas. He arrived in Houston in January 2016 to serve as Ligmincha Texas’s first resident lama.
Geshe Denma was born in northern Nepal. His father brought him to Menri Monastery, India, regarded as the mother Bon monastery in exile, in 1981 to begin his program of study toward the Geshe degree. He received all the Bon teachings, initiations and transmissions in sutra, tantra and dzogchen from His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin, and His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.
When he became a senior student, he was asked to teach philosophy to younger students. He successfully completed this degree program in 1996 and was awarded the Geshe certificate, which is considered equivalent to a Ph.D. in Bön Buddhist philosophy and religion.
Geshe Denma was an accomplished teacher and in 1998 was appointed, with the approval of the Tibetan government in exile, first abbot of Zhu Rishing Yungdrung Kundak-Ling Monastery, a Bon Monastery in Sikkim, India by His Holiness. He served two terms in this capacity until 2003. In addition, from the time he graduated until 2008, Geshe Denma also was active in assisting Geshe Nyima Dakpa with the Bon Children’s Home, which houses many children in Dolanji, India, providing them with food, healthcare and free education.