an open letter to community

Where I am today, I can only give thanks to my Master: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. The 3 year wondering yogini retreat is nearing its end. Working with women and helping people is profoundly rewarding. My career path in the dharma is very clear. Sharing the merit of bodhichitta with all sentient beings, while practicing loving kindness makes us all collaborate in harmony. While being human has its limitations, the limitless nature of mind and compassion of Buddhas has no bounds. Through the practices of meditation, mantra, as well as cultivating understanding and curiosity about cultures and art we bridge gaps within humanity to allow our gifts to pour forth. Tibetan Buddhism and its vast array of teachings is a blessing that needs to be honoured and cherished for generations to come. Thanks to my Sakya master I am privileged to have some of the most renowned teachers in my life. Over the last two decades I sat with many teachers, great masters and lamas who’s support I am grateful for. In my upcoming book I will make a detailed list and description of my teachers. Here are some of the auspicious meetings I had an opportunity to make while on my yogini retreat.

An auspicious meeting came in the form of receive a direct blessing from the 42nd Sakya Trinzin Ratna Vajra.

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April 20, 2018

Lama Tsultrim Allione is my spiritual mother who takes great care of me and her love is what I feel daily in my life. She dedicated her life to serving humanity through educating and supporting women and feminine flourishing in the Buddha Dharma. I am privileged to have her in my life. She is part of the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism with one of the newest lineages: Nyingma school of Buddhism is well respected around the world. Nyingma believes in hidden terms treasures and focuses on Dzogchen & Vajrayana. Lama Tsultrim Allione has developed her own Mother-Linage and is a wonderful teacher of Buddhism for women. She understands women and understand the underlying issues that women face in today’s world, relationships, religion, dharma and politics. Her latest book ‘Wisdom Rising’ focuses on the application of Mandala of Simhamukha [lion-faced-dakini] to celebrate, discover and align the feminine wisdom as well as to continue to have an anchor for the feminine feelings and emotions. Along with the mandala wisdom Lama Tsultrim Allione is an emanation of Machig Labdron, an 11th century dakini,  and tantric practitioner who developed Chöd. Lama Tsultrim Allione’s work in Chöd is internationally known. Lama Tsultrim Allione through merging the western wisdom of Jungian psychology and eastern wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism created a method for dealing with dualistic mind’s tendencies called “Feeding Your Demons” in conjunction with Vajrayana practices, this method helps to liberate ‘stuckness’ and allows practitioners to go into the inner workings of their own mind. Lama Tsultrim Allione along with our Master Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche bestowed upon me many many transmissions.

Our beloved master Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche continues to bless our work in numerous ways. As an exceptionally educated man in scholastic, cultural, artistic, and Tibetan Buddhist ways, in history and in folklore and in medicine, Namkhai Norbu is a very clear transmission of Dzogchen wisdom.

I met my husband Loten Dahortsang, a well known Tibetan teacher based in Zürich Switzerland, through the generosity of wisdom of my master.

Two incomparable to each other blessings arrived from Kagyu linage with another Dzogchen Master and teacher to His Holiness Karmapa, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche; who bestowed on me another Phowa as well as renewal of my dharma vows. I was truly privileged to be personally invited to participate in Aurora at a blessing of  temple land by Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and to learn more about the harmonious political and societal collaborations that Buddha Dharma and Tibetan people maintain.

In addition to this very special ceremony, I was privileged to also spend time in the presence of very special teacher, very Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche who is yet another Mahamudra and Dzogchen teacher in my life, I am truly blessed.

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Aurora, 2018 with Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche & Venerable Khenpo Kathar Rinpoche

Here is a 50 sec video I was allowed to make of this ceremony.

Kagyu lineage [Tibetan: བཀའ་བརྒྱུད།] tradition is an oral tradition, emphasizing the continuity of oral instructions passed on from master to student. The lineage holds many great teachers, and I am truly privileged that I ended up with the best meditation master and wondering-yogi-teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Mingyur Rinpoche announced himself in my life with a number of visions and yogic experiences that helped to end for me most of the retreat tribulations, while anchoring my meditation practice. I also got to know a few Nepali men and appreciate Rinpoche’s energy. I am eternally grateful for this teacher’s presence in my life because of his superior meditation practice and his close understanding of human suffering and condition. Mingyur Rinpoche’s involvement in science and workings of the brain and mind are invaluable in today’s modern world. In my wondering yogini retreat over the last 3 years, Mingyur Rinpoche came in at the right time for me to extract the wisdom and medicine from the many poisons of the long turbulent and very challenging retreat. He bestowed upon me protectors’ empowerments and other secret empowerments. Rinpoche and I share great sense of humour and camaradery.

A year after departing from mostly Gelug monastery in Switzerland, another rare meeting with a Gelug teacher [youngest school of Tibetan Buddhism from which the seat of Dalai Lama originates] Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche took place earlier in 2018. Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is a wrathful compassion. I was privileged to attend his very small gathering of private students and to receive three valuable secret tantric transmissions.

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Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

These Buddhist masters are precious gems that we have living in today’s modern world, helping to maintain and foster harmonious and beneficial relationships for all people. While the challenge of Tibetan people is to regain their land and sovereign Tibet, the tireless work of countless people involved in the Buddha Dharma can not go unnoticed.

We have many lamas who currently works tis people, we also have many lamas and yogins/yoginis who live in secret places in Asia.

All of these teachers are involved in propagation of the Dharma and monastic activities of nuns and monks. We are all involved in preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and education as well as collaborating with some special western friends.

There are many women and men who contribute to supporting these wonderful teachers and who dedicate their time to practice of dharma with the common goal of enlightenment.

To navigate Buddhism and to become a teacher practice of meditation is most essential. To study and learn Buddhism means to become intimately involved with the sacred and holy as well as to grow in maturity and in understanding of our common experience of being human. Buddhism gave me new eyes for humanity. As a doctor of Religious studies Buddhism is precious and indispensable in fostering good relationships. I enjoy working with women of many traditions and supporting women in their journey to flourishing and manifesting goals that benefit humanity. My yogini retreat continues for a while still,

To work with me and to receive my counsel please see the contact page.

My all sentient beings benefit

Em Ah Ho,

Dr. Wangmo