Here under ‘activity’, we will try to make information available about activities going on, all over the world, concerning the Marpa-Ngok tradition, as well as specifically the two practises of the Hevajra 9 deity mandala and the Nairatmya 15 deity mandala, as they are giving in the Marpa-Ngok tradition.
We will not in any way be able to give a complete picture of what is going on all over the world, but we will share was has come to our attention and is somehow connected to the focus of this website. May it be of benefit. Sarwa Mangalam.
IN GENERAL: The Marpa Ngok practises have spread to most Kagyu lineages. First through activity and commentaries of the Ngok lineageholders (approx. 1070-1450). And later especially with the work of the Great Kongtryl Lodro Thaye (1813-1899), manifested in the ‘Kagyu Mantra Treasure’ (Kagyu Ngagdzö). But already in the 19th century they were only few who really practised them, and the living transmission of these practises, as well as commentaries on them, seemed only to live in such collections as f.inst. Kagyu Ngagdzö.
SPECIFICALLY: The Hevajra and Nairatmya practises have been upheld in some traditions. Most known is the tibetan buddhist Sakya tradition. The Kagyu tradition had a strong focus on Hevajra and Nairatmya during the time of Marpa (1012-1097), and the Ngok lineage (from around 1050 to 1450), but later it was less emphasised and was overshaded by the focus on Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini. Also the Drikung lineage had focus on the Hevajra for some time, and the first Chungtsang (1595-1659) wrote texts for a ‘Co-emergent Hevajra’ which still today is passed on in The Drikung Lineage.
The special transmission of practises on Hevajra (Yab-ka) and Nairatmya (Yum-ka), that was compiled from 2006 to 2011 and also after that by HH Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrup, is tracking back to Marpa. Many of the newly compiled practise texts are based on texts that re-surfaced from 1999-2006 from Drepung Monastary and other places, thus reviling special things as texts with notes of Marpa himself. It is possible to see the different features of the Hevajra practise, in the different lineages, even revealing differences withing the Kagyu-lineages. Besides the special features of the practise texts, then the living transmission of these specific Hevajra practises of the Mar-Ngok transmission goes through great Karma Kagyu Masters as 4th Shamar (1453-1524), 8th Situpa (1700-1774) and Kongtryl Lodro Thaye (1813-1899), and great Drikung Masters as 1st Chetsang (1590-1654) and 1st Chungtsang (1595-1659), and 6th Chetsang (1886-1943) and Regent Thritsab Gyabra (1924-1979).
General Ongoing Activity
|Phyang Monastery, Ladakh||Hevajra Drubchen||Every year since 2013||Mention of Phyang Monastery by the official Drikung website. Mention of inauguration july 2013 of Hevajra Temple, by HH Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrup and several of the highest Drikung Rinpoches and Drubpöns.|
|Drubgyu Monastery, East Tibet, in front of Driri Mountain near Jekundo (Kyigudo) in Kham. Built in 1668.|
the 13 Jidams of Marpa (Kagyu Ngag Dzo).
|Every year||The 13 mandalas of Marpa is celebrated each year with sand mandala, including Hevajra 9 deity. The Monastery is described on the Drikung official website here in more detail.|
|Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany||Hevajra Drub-Chö||Every Autumn from 2018||For information and registration In 2018 it will be from friday 17th of August to Saturday 25th of August: Wang, explanation and 5 day Drub-chö/Drub-chen.|
|Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany||Nairatmya Drub-Chö||Every spring from 2019||Not yet sceduled|
|Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany||Hevajra Drub-Chö||17th to 25th of August 2018||Given by HH Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub: Hevajra Wang & explanation. Thereafter 5 days Hevajra Drub-Chö, with concluding Tsog. For information and registration. PLEASE NOTICE: There has been several dates mentioned. This is the latest as of 2nd October 2017. No new updates are available.|
|Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany||Nairatmya Drub-Chö||Spring 2019||by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub. Not yet sceduled|
|Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany||Announcement of future Drub-Chö´s in Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany||July 9th 2017||H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub announces that Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany, in the future will perform Hevajra and Nairatmya Drub-Chö´s every year from 2018 and henceforth.|
|Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany||Nairatmya Empowerment by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub||September 2016||In connection with Monkey Year event 2016 at Milarepa Retreat Zentrum.|
|Jangchub Ling, Dehra Dun, India||Hevajra Empowerment by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub||February 16th – 18th 2016||In connection with Monkey Year Event 2016 at Jangchub Ling.|
|Phyang Monestary, Ladakh||Inauguration of Hevajra Temple, by HH Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrup||August 2013||Mention of Phyang Monastery by the official Drikung website. Mention of inauguration 2013|
|Drikung Tibetan Meditation Center||Nairatmya Great Empowerment & Retreat by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub||August 14th – 21th 2010||Facebook page of Drikung Tibetan Meditation Center|
|Drikung Garchen Institute, Munich||Nairatmya Empowerment, Teachings & Retreat by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub||January 7th – 17th 2009||Drikung Kagyü Germany|
|Jangchub Ling, Dehra Dun, India||Transmission of Hevajra Teachings & Empowerment by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub||2006||Transmission of Hevajra teachings including teachings about the Hevajra Tantra to 40 Rinpoches, Khenpos and Drubpöns.|
Other Kagyu activities concerning Hevajra and Nairatmya, not specifically Mar-Ngok transmission
Hong Kong. Khyenkong Tharjay Charitable Foundation
2 Day Grand Empowerment on Hevajra and Puja. Lineage unknown: maybe Karma Kagyu/Kagyu Ngagdzö/Lodro Thaye (1813-1899), or Sakya
4th to 6th August 2017
Given by father and son: HE Beru Khyentse Rinpoche and HE Jamgon Kongtryl Rinpoche. Link
Hevajra Puja, 2 days with HH 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje
22nd to 23rd July 2014
Preceeded by HH 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje.
|Drikung Chicago Ratna Shri||2 days of teachings on co-emergent Hevajra||June 3rd – 4th 2017||Annual Saga Dawa Teachings Facebook Announcement|
|Drikung Namgyal Ling, Tucson, Arizona, USA||Teachings on co-emergent Hevajra by 1st Chungtsang Rinpoche||July 1st – 2nd 2017||Teachings given by Drubpön Thinley Nyingpo in Tucson, Arizona|
|Drikung Namgyal Ling, Tucson, Arizona, USA||Co-emergent Hevajra Empowerment by HH Chetsang Rinpoche||May 21th – 22th 2016||Announcement by the official Drikung website|
Vajra Vidya Institute, Varanasi, India/Karma Kagyu
Every year since 2003. Last the 1st to 7th January 2017
Puja at the Vajra Vidya Institute, mostly preceeded by Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche. Short video sequence.