There has been a lot of activity recently around the Dorje Yudronma shrine located on the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land in Crestone, CO! In preparation for her consecration in mid- to late spring, many students brought offerings to the August retreats, which Rinpoche blessed, for the future filling of the rupa. Local sangha members met … READ MORE
July 24th, Finished! As of July 24th, our new support building is done, passed inspections and ready for the retreats. We had a great crew who worked very hard to get this done on time, showing up for long days for 3 months straight despite some heavy rain at times, lots of bugs (now gone) … READ MORE
Here is a photo of our new support building just after the finish coat of stucco was applied. When complete, it will have an attractive willow screen in front of it to break up the wall mass and eventually, trees and shrubs, too. Gary, John and Art have worked long hours (around 60 per week … READ MORE
GOOD NEWS! Here is a work-in-progress photo of our retreat support building under construction on the Yeshe Rangsal Crestone retreat land (very near the tent site). The crew, under Gary Simonson’s direction, has been working day and night to complete the building for use during this August’s Crestone retreats. In addition to mens’ and womens’ … READ MORE
“With this inexhaustible and great Samantabhadra offering cloud, Completely filling the realm of the sky, Unfailing Three Precious Jewels whom we rely upon as refuge until enlightenment, Accept this cleansing offering.” Local practitioners observe Losar on February 22, 2012, at Jangchub Chorten, the Stupa of Enlightenment located in Crestone, Colorado. Greg and Gisela Rabold … READ MORE
The first ever Losar smoke offering was celebrated this year at Jangchub Chorten (Stupa of Enlightenment) in Crestone, Colorado. Several students of Tsoknyi Rinpoche gathered at the Yeshe Rangsal Retreat land to welcome in the New Year of the Iron Rabbit on behalf of Rinpoche, Pundarika Foundation, and all of Yeshe Rangsal.
At the 2010 monthlong retreat on the “Three Words That Strike the Vital Point” by Garab Dorje in Crestone, Colorado, Tsoknyi Rinpoche had the entire group of approximately 95 retreatants join him in prayers to Dorje Yudronma every day. He also spoke about his personal connection to her through an important dream and his subsequent … READ MORE
The Dorje Yudronma Shrine nears completion. This photo was taken at the beginning of July 2009. The Rupa was shipped, and we are hoping it arrives in time for the summer retreat season in August and September 2009.
(Watercolor by Choegyal Rinpoche) Dorje Yudronma Rupa in 2008 Prior to Completion Tsoknyi Rinpoche commissioned a statue of Dorje Yudronma to be made by highly skilled artists in Nepal in 2008. Here is a story behind the making of this statue, written by Brady Hogan in Kathmandu: