Change of program:
Saturday and Sunday, January 27 and 28, 2024 
Daily: 9 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

The Two Truths

Teacher: Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa Rinpoche

Please join us at the Rigpe Dorje Centre for a special two-day teaching via Zoom hosted by Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) in Woodstock, NY, the North American seat of H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

“Truth has two aspects: relative, or changeable truth, and ultimate, changeless truth. It is on the relative level that the obstacles arise. The ultimate level is pure. It is buddha-nature. On the relative level, we are not yet buddhas, but on the ultimate level, we are. On the relative level, we encounter all sorts of problems; on the ultimate level, there are no problems. Our understanding of the actual nature of truth must be through this contrast,” wrote Guru Vajradhara His Holiness the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa in Awakening the Sleeping Buddha.

Following the teachings, Acharya Choying Gyurmey will lead a Q/A and discussion session from 11 a.m. to noon.

H.H. Tai Situ Rinpoche teaches in English. Translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Russian and Portuguese will be available.

At the Centre, we will share the teaching in English.

$10 per day /$15 per day for non-members; a portion of which will be sent to Karma Triyana Dharmachakra.

For those joining us at the Centre whose preferred language is other than English, you need to register individually to join the KTD Zoom webinar. At the Centre, we will watch the video stream on our large TV screen together, and with your device and your earphones, you will be able to listen to the audio in the language of your choice.

To register with KTD to access the translation in your preferred language, or to view this teaching from your home, the link is:

About H.H. Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche

His Holiness Kenting Tai Situpa is an emanation of Bodhisattva Maitreya and Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) and has been incarnated numerous times as Indian and Tibetan yogis since the time of the historical Buddha.

Tai Situpa was born to a farming and nomadic family in the east Tibetan Kingdom of Derge in 1954. He was enthroned at Palpung Monastery in Tibet shortly afterwards. At the age of 5, he was brought to Bhutan, then to Sikkim, following the exodus of the Dalai Lama to take refuge in India. He received ordinations from His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. At Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, he received the entirety of basic and advanced studies and transmissions. In 1976 at the age of 23, Tai Situ Rinpoche established the Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat in Himachal Pradesh, India where he trains, educates, ordains and transmits precious teachings to the next generation of Buddhist masters. His Holiness Tai Situpa is one of the heart sons of the Gyalwa Karmapa and presently one of the main masters of the Karma Kagyu lineage.

Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche is a great scholar, philosopher, poet, artist, architect and geomancer. He is the author of more than 20 books in English. He continues to teach and transmit the sacred lineage of Dharma to disciples from all over the world diligently and tirelessly.