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S.E. der 11. Lelung Rinpoche

Dependent arising – understanding emptiness – this corse will not take place on this date – we hope to be able to communicate a new date in this year – as soon as possible

Wednesday 12. August 2020, 18:00 Uhr - Sunday 16. August 2020, 14:00 Uhr; 4 days
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch

In his praise, “To Praise Dependent Arising,” Tsongkhapa expresses his extraordinary appreciation in poetic form that the Buddha was kind enough to teach the doctrine of dependent arising / emptiness that has all of these extraordinary qualities.

One of Tsongkhapa’s greatest insights was his understanding of the fact that emptiness means dependent arising and dependent arising emptiness. Emptiness is the complete absence of impossible ways to establish or prove the existence of something. Particularly in the context of the Middle Way teaching system, the Prasangika-Madhyamaka School, emptiness means the complete absence of the existence of the phenomena, which could be justified by anything that could be found on the part of these phenomena. The existence of something can only be established on the basis of dependent emergence.

The course also offers the opportunity to meditate together in a guided way and thus to be able to reflect.


It is an extraordinary honor and pleasure for us to be able to welcome the 11th Lelung Rinpoche for the second time in Ganden Chökhor. The long line goes back 690 years.

The earlier incarnations of Lelung Rinpoche, also known as Jedrung Tulkus, have played an important role in the history of Tibet and especially in the development of Buddhism. The line of Jedrung Tulkus began with the great master-adept Lhodrag Namkha Gyaltsen, to whose a direct master and later also a student of Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelungpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, belonged.

All subsequent Lelung incarnations are recognized as a manifestation of one of the three most important incarnations in Tibet (Pokyi Tulku Nam Sum). Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani are the three main Bodhisattvas and Lelung Rinpoche is considered the representative incarnation of Vajrapani.

The lineage of the Lelungs is very close to the Dalai Lama.

(For those interested in Chöd: his predecessors have written countless practical texts and comments – including texts from the Bhagavati Single Troma Nagmo)


12. August, 18:00
16. August, 14:00
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Ganden Chökhor
Pradaschier 20
Churwalden, 7075 Schweiz
+41 76 533 53 57


Arne Schelling