Vajra Dakini Nunnery 

First Turning of the Wheel Day: Monday August 1st 

Celebration of HH Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche's 77th birthday! 

On this holiday we celebrate His Holinesses's birthday. Join Khenmo at 6pm for prayers and a birthday celebration.

Zoom:Meeting ID: 773 097 1994

Passcode: 2121

Also join numerous celebrations throughout the monasteries in India and Saravasti Abbey in the US offered thru Gonpa Services.

Coming in August in Vajra Dakini Virtual Sangha

Many people have found a deep wealth of meditation exploration in the yogas in the Shravasti curriculum. We invite you to keep exploring this investigation of mindfulness of body in the Vajrayana tradition. During the Sundays in August at 9am Carol Bailey will offer somatic meditation exercises from the lineage of Khenpo Munsel, HE Garchen Rinpoche's root guru. In addition to having completed a 3 year retreat at the Garchen Institute, Carol is a life long practitioner of multiple somatic healing traditions.

At 10 we will continue with our Sunday Dharma Class with Khenmo. We continue to delve into the Seven Points of Mind Training or Lojong from 10- 11. You are welcome to participate in one or both classes. 


Only 5 seats seats still open on our Silent Sail

Saturday, August 27th Silent Sail on the Schooner Alert

Bailey Island, Maine

Khenmo will lead a series of sea contemplations to cultivate the penetrating moisture of Bodhicitta. One scholarship is available. 


Boat fee: $60 + teaching gift from the heart.

News From India

HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche' activities 

After visiting the the Tibetan communities, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Thinley Lhundup began an interfaith pilgrimage seen here at Amritsar, india.

Medicinal Garden at Songsten library

With the graceful direction of His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and the kind support from H.E. Thritsab Gyabra Rinpoche we have started our plantating program of medicinal plants behind the forest areas of the Songtsen Library, Dehradun, India.

The three main medicinal plants like Triphala as Haritaka, Bibhitaka, Amalika, Moringa, Neem, Red and White-Sandalwoods and many medicinal plants have been planted. There are also other fruit trees like Bale, Plum, Jamoon, Leechis, Mangoes, Oranges for the wild animals and some varieties of giant bamboo. As motivated by His Holiness the plantation is meant for the pacification of the long standing pandemic and also to subside all the diseases of this world.

Khenpo Kinley Gyaltsen, Organizer

Acharya Kunsang of Samtenling Nunnery

is from a remote village in the Kinnaur region of India. During this period of summer vacation she returned home. She reports that this time of year the monks and nuns visit homes to read sacred texts. In the video a ceremony to benefit a person who had recently died is being conducted. Acharya Kunsang will be the next Leadership Fellow to come to Vajra Dakini when our program resumes.

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