Teaching Schedule of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Refuge Vows and Teachings

4 - 13 August 2017
Sydney, Australia

Rinpoche will be offering refuge and bodhisattva vows and related teachings in Sydney, Australia. Registration for these events are still open (see below).  

In addtiion Rinoche is als offering empowerments (Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik, Vimé Ladrub and Korwa Dongdruk) and teachings (Korwa Dongdruk and Bardo and Green Tara) in Sydney. NOTE: THE REGISTRATION FOR THE EMPOWERMENTS IS NOW CLOSED. The event is FULLY BOOKED.

Teaching schedule

Friday 4 August 7-9 pm - Teachings 

Saturday 5 August 10 am - 3 pm - Empowerments: Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik (The Heart Essence of Deathless Ārya Tārā), Vimé Ladrub (The Guru Sādhana of Vimalamitra), and Korwa Dongdruk (He Who Churns the Depths of Saṃsāra). Teachings: Korwa Dongdruk and Bardo.

Sunday 6 August 10 am - 2.30 pm  - Korwa Dondruk Teaching continued.

Wednesday 9 August: 
Lotus Outreach Australia will be presenting a screening of Rinpoche's film as a fundraiser at Dendy Opera Quays cinema. Rinpoche will be present to speak about the film and say a few words about the charity he founded.  
A separate announcement will be sent with further details and information regarding purchasing tickets.  For enquiries contact Dolma at


Friday 11 August: 7pm  - Public Talk. 

The Public Talk will be live-streamed. 

Saturday 12 August 10 am - 2.30  pm - Refuge teaching & Refuge Vows

Sunday 13: August 10 am - 1.30 pm - Bodhicitta teaching & Bodhisattva Vows. 


Sunday 13: August 3-5 pm - Public Talk on Green Tara and the Meaning of Life

This talk is hosted by Yeshi Khorlo Tibetan Buddhism Association Australia and will take place at Marrickville Town Hall (see address below).  


Teachings and EmpowermentsMarrickville Town Hall. 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, 2024

Marrickville venue public transport and parking: Parking is available in the surrounding streets of Marrickville. Marrickville Train Station is a 10 minute walk away from the Town Hall. 418 and 426 buses stop directly outside the Hall

Public Talk on August 11: University of New South Wales, Randwick

Public Talk: $30 SIA Members.  $40 Non Member

Refuge and Bodhisattva Weekend - Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 
Daily Rates: $60 SIA Members.   $70 Non Member

Sponsorship: Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received prior to registering online.

REGISTRATION ONLINE is essential for all events. Registration is NOT available at the venue. Please register promptly to ensure that your place is secured. *Ordained sangha please do not register online and contact Donna Pillay.

To register for the Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows and teachings:

To register for the public talk on August 11:

To register for Green Tara teaching on August 13:

Please note: All the teachings will be translated into Chinese.

Accommodation in Sydney
Sydney's CBD and Inner West areas are centrally located and offer easy access to both venues. Airbnb offers reasonably priced accommodation options in and around the city: 

The closest surrounding suburbs to Marrickville (for teaching weekends) are Newtown, Erskinville, Enmore, Petersham, Stanmore. 

The Public talk on August 11th will be held in Randwick in the Eastern Suburbs. This venue is also close to Coogee and Bondi beaches. Its approximately 30 mins driving from Eastern Suburbs to the Marrickville venue.

The SI Australia website ( will be regularly updated.

For more information and questions, contact: Donna Pillay -


The Empowerments

Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik– The Heart Essence of Deathless  Arya Tārā
Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik is a longevity and guru sādhana practice discovered as mind terma
(spiritual treasure) by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo in 1855 when he was 35. It features a
mandala of White Tara in union with her consort Naṭarāja, the Lord of the Dance. It is an
important practice for the Khyentse Lineage and for more than 25 years Dzongsar Khyentse
Rinpoche has recommended it as one of the main sādhanas for his students to practice
individually and in group.

Khyentse Wangpo revealed the terma of Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik at his seat Dzongsar Tashi
Lhatse in a vision of three masters who attained the vidyādhara level of ‘power over life’–
Guru Rinpoche, Vimalamitra and Shrī Singha – through their respective practice of the three
long life deities: Amitāyus, White Tārā and Uṣhṇīṣha Vijaya.
Through its power and blessings, many masters, including the great Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö
Thaye, have been able to remove obstacles. In fact, according to prophecies, the life of
Jamgön Kongtrul would have had many obstacles, and he would not have lived very long, but
for this practice of Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik.

In his biography, Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö said that he received this transmission
about ten times, and held this as his most important practice. It was also the main heart
practice of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who completed all the required practices seven times in
retreat. More recently, one of the main holders of this practice was Kyabjé Trulshik
Rinpoche, who every year spent at least a month in retreat practising Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik
at Maratika Cave in Nepal, the place where Guru Rinpoche accomplished the level of
a vidyādhara with power over life.

Vimé Ladrub – The Guru Sādhana of Vimalamitra
“Vimé Ladrub is so beautiful – how can you not do it?”—Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Vimé Ladrub, a terma revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, is one of the most beautiful
and profound of all sādhana practices within the Khyentse lineage. Although it is a branch
practice of the Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik treasure cycle, it is highly regarded as an important
practice in its own right, being one of the lineage’s two main approaches to dzogchen (along
with Chetsün Nyingtik). Vimalamitra, famed for his attainment of the great transference, was
one of the main teachers to introduce dzogchen into Tibet and is particularly significant as a
previous incarnation of the Khyentses.
Vimé Ladrub in its elaborate form was the sādhana practice used to accumulate 100,000 feast
offerings at the end of the last three year retreat at Vajradhara Gonpa in Australia in 2012.
Since then, Rinpoche has introduced Vimé Ladrub as a group feast practice for all of his
students. Rinpoche has welcomed all who are interested to participate in Vimé Ladrub feasts,
whether they have received the empowerment or not, but Rinpoche says that interested
students should try to obtain the transmission if they have the opportunity. So this is your rare
chance to do that, and receive this profound empowerment from Dzongsar Khyentse
Rinpoche himself.

Khorwa Dongtruk – He Who Churns the Depths of Saṃsāra
Khorwa Dongtruk is a revealed spiritual treasure of the great dharma king Chokgyur Dechen
Lingpa (1829-1870). The associated sādhana, entitled “All-pervading Benefit,” is a practice
of Red Avalokiteshvara, and was compiled by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892) in
accordance with the view of the root terma text, at the command of the treasure revealer.
This practice includes specific meditations to benefit those who have passed away. In the
practice communities under Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, this sādhana is the recommended
basis for rituals for the deceased. As such it is typically performed on the weekly anniversary
of the death of an individual until the third or seventh week. Separate from its arrangement as
a ritual for those who have passed away it can also be taken up as a personal sādhana