Jigten Sumgön’s “Bestowed Words of Essential Point”

Teaching on Lord Jigten Sumgön’s “Bestowed Words of Essential Point

by Venerable Khenpo Choephel

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10am-noon, 2pm-5pm

Lord Jigten Sumgön Ratna Shri (1143-1217) is the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and one of the most accomplished teachers and scholars of the lineage.  This year marks the 800th anniversary of his passing.  To commemorate his great achievements TRTCC‘s spiritual director venerable Khenpo Choephel will give a special teaching on the “Bestowed Words of Essential Point” based on the collected teachings of Jigten Sumgön written in Tibetan.

According to the comments of His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön’s teachings were “his personal and direct experience shared with his closest disciples.”  They were continuation of the wisdom teachings of the Lord Buddha Shakyamuni through the Drikung Kagyu lineage masters: Great Marpa Lotsa, Milarapa, Lord Gompopa and Pakmodrupa.

You are all invited to join us on October 8th for this teaching event and celebration.

To download a flyer: Jigten Sumgon Oct8 2017 flyer


We are very fortunate to have this lineage of teachings passed down to us and are still able to benefit from them decades later.  To express our gratitude towards our many precious teachers and to support the 800th Commemoration event, TRTCC will make some special collections to be sent to the Jangchubling Monastery, the main seat of the Drikung Kagyu organization, with a member who is traveling to the occasion.  For more information on this please look at The LJS 800 commemoration prepared by one of our board members.

As always, your donations to our center will help to sustain TRTCC’s many teaching and cultural events year round.  We are a charitable non-profit organization and do not charge admission fees for attending our teaching events but rely solely on your voluntary donations.  We appreciate your support to further our mission to cultivate compassion and wisdom through Tibetan Buddhist teachings and meditation practices.

Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center  is located at: 7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218