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Drenpa Namkha

January 25 – 27, 2019


Drenpa Namka is a great realized master of eternal (Yungdrung) Bon. He is well known and popular both in Bön and Tibetan Buddhism; among the Buddhists, he is particularly known in the Nyingma school.

There are several forms of Drenpa Namka. One form is from Zhang Zhung and one is from Tibet, from Dagpo. They appear as mind manifestations of Kuntu Sangpo (the primordial Enlightened One), and are known as Kunsang Thugtrul. In reality, they are none other than the Enlightened One (“Sangye”), who liberates sentient beings from the suffering of cyclic existence.

There are different cycles of teachings on Drenpa Namkha. There are four cycles in particular, known as the Chi, Nang, Sangwa and Yangsang (meaning outer, inner, secret, and most secret) that are very deep and profound teachings.

Rinpoche will teach us from the text known as the 17 Stanzas of Drenpa Dhud Dul. Drenpa Dhud Dul is one of the manifestations of Drenpa Namkha himself, and is the manifestation for our world and our time. Rinpoche will explain each stanzas in detail, and explain how to apply each stanza in practice with prayer and devotion, deepening our inner devotion and developing a feeling of connection with Drenpa Namka.

If we practice this properly and pray with single-minded devotion, then the blessings from Drenpa Namkha himself, as well from all his manifestations, will empower us all and ultimately awaken us from within to discover the true nature of our natural state of mind.

Rinpoche will teach and guide us to receive the direct blessing of clear light and unification of the nature of our mind into the accomplished state of the mind of Drenpa Namkha.

For an example of the 17 stanzas, one of them says:

Similarly, each of the Stanzas teaches us a different characteristic of Drenpa Namkha and his wisdom and compassion to liberate all sentient beings, without differentiation.

Rinpoche will focus on the essential points of each stanzas, and lead meditation, prayer and practice of this timely and powerful Drenpa Namka teaching.

This teaching is being held at Eleanor Caponigro’s amazing Santa Fe Home. Her address will be given on registration.

We have stayed at “The Lodge at Santa Fe”  505-992-5800. It’s clean and convenient, has a restaurant, and is reasonably priced.


  • Friday, January 25  –  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday January 26  –  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 27  –  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Space is limited – early registration is strongly suggested.

  • Early Registration by April 20, 2018  – $225.00
  • Registration after April 20, 2018  –  $275.00


January 25, 2019
January 27, 2019