Under the Auspices of: the Venerable Lama Chödak Gyatso Nubpa

Ari Bhöd
the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation
Is Honored to Present

The Tenth Annual Tagsham Yeshe Tsogyal Retreat
Fire Pujas & Empowerment

Led By His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche

July 4th – 9th, 2012

Pema Drawa/Ari Bhöd
Tehachapi, California

The Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal is the mother of all Buddhas– the Wisdom Consort of Guru Padmasambhava. Yeshe Tsogyal possesses inconceivable primordial wisdom, compassion, and the power of protection and manifestation of the enlightened activities. This Tagsham Yeshe Tsogyal Practice helps us to attain these qualities through purifying our two obscurations and perfecting the two accumulations.

From a relative point of view, we undergo this unsurpasable practice to become the rightful recipient of the four empowerments and the empowerment of the dynamic energy of intrinsic awareness, to generate the timeless wisdom of great bliss and emptiness, and to create the interdependence of being taken under the care of the precious Guru. From a historical point of view, it is due to Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal’s compassion, wisdom & power of total recall that we have the entire teachings of Guru Rinpoche intact. These teachings of Guru Rinpoche are revealed by treasure revealers from time to time. In sum, the Yeshe Tsogyal Drubchöd is a practice on the manifestation quality of the primordial nature in accordance with the unsurpassable Ati Yoga teachings.

During the Tagsham empowerments in Brazil, our precious master H. E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche emphasized the importance and need for this practice for all the Vajrayana practitioners in general, and his students in particular. Therefore, this is one of those few retreats which we can not afford to miss.

Lama Chödak Gyatso Nubpa (1951-2009)

From the Treasures of Tagsham Nuden Dorje

Retreat Schedule:

Wednesday July 4th:
Tagsham Yeshe Tsogyal Empowerment (AM) (Empowerment Required for All Retreatants)
Retreat Starts (PM)

Thursday July 5th:
Yeshe Tsogyal Retreat

Friday July 6th:
Yeshe Tsogyal Retreat

Saturday July 7th :
Retreat Conclusion / Siddhis, Empowerment (PM)

Sunday July 8th:
Fire Puja (AM), Empowerment (PM)

Monday July 9th:
Fire Puja (AM)

We rejoice in our good fortune to welcome revered Treasure Revealer;
His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, the custodian and lineage holder of this profound Tagsham Yeshe Tsogyal Treasure. His Eminence Namkha Rinpoche will again preside as our Vajra Master of this, the Tenth Annual Tagsham Yeshe Tsogyal Retreat & Empowerments, to be held at

Pema Drawa/ Ari Bhöd, Tehachapi, California
July 4th – 9th 2012.


His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is the supreme head of the Ripa lineage of Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism and a living Tertön. The Ripa Lineage has its historical roots in the supreme head, Glorious Master Ripa Pema Deje Rolpa, the leader of both the family and dharma lineages of Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery.

The practices of the Ripa lineage are based on Taksham Samten Lingpa’s vast Terma cycle of revealed teachings which also includes the most elaborate account of the life of Yeshe Tsogyal (Note, the Taksham teachings come from a time prior to Pema Deje Rolpa and are a Nyingma Cycle of teachings originating from Yeshe Tsogyal and her primary consort Arya Sale).

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is also the revealer of the complete cycle of teachings on the life of Gesar of Ling, the enlightened warrior-king of Tibet.


Retreat Costs:


$750.00 Non-Member / $675.00 Member Rate

Retreat cost includes: all teachings/ceremonies/empowerments/fire pujas as well as well as dorm- style lodging or camping and three daily meals)


$135.00 Non-Member / $121.00 Member Rate

Per day includes: schedule daily teachings/ceremonies/empowerment or fire puja as well as three daily meals, daily rate does not include lodging.




All Retreatants Must Pre-Register by Tuesday, June 26th

• Partial attendance is by permission only.
• All retreatants must pre-register by Tuesday June 26th
• *No shuttle available for partial retreat attendance: _(you must drive up mountain road, 4X4 recommended)
• A limited number of work-study positions are still available. Call Ari Bhöd now for details!
• Ari Bhöd Members (Ari Bhöd Members in good standing receive a 10% member discount)
• A 50% deposit/cancellation fee is due at the time of registration (Tuesday, June 26th)

You may now register by clicking here to fill out our online form that is sent to us electronically and instantly.

Click here to download the registration form as a pdf that you send back to us for the 10th Annual Tagsham Yeshe Tsogyal Retreat. 

Registration for Members

Registration for Non-Members

Sleep-over Rates for Part-Time Retreatants


For additional retreat registration information please call Ari Bhöd at: 626-564-0702 or email us at: contact@aribhod.org