Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

June 14 – 16, 2019

Bardor Rinpoche

White Lotus Buddhist Center is happy to welcome Bardor Tulku Rinpoche back to Rochester to complete his teachings on the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) which he began on his previous visit in 2017.   Bardo Tulku is a rebirth of one of Padmasambhava’s twenty-five principle disciples, Nupchen Sangye Yeshe, who became the first well-known Tibetan birth of Terchen Barway Dorje – or Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. The previous Garchen Rinpoche was a devoted disciple and also one of the principal dharma heirs of Terchen Barway Dorje.

Guru Rinpoche

A good friend of the current H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, their monasteries are in the same region of Tibet.

In addition to the the teachings, as Bardor Rinpoche is a phurba lineage holder, we have requested he confer a Vajrakilaya empowerment. 

For more on the life of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche please see

The Program

The Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) is one of the most well-known prayers in the Tibetan Buddhist world. It embodies the practice of guru-yoga and reciting it over and over purifies and deepens one’s relationship with one’s teacher. The ultimate goal is to blend one’s mind with the teacher’s enlightened mind – “in the words of Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche, . . . ‘the surest and fastest way to reach the goal of enlightenment.’

In 2017, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche taught on the outer meaning of the Prayer. This visit, he will continue with the commentary elucidating the inner meaning of the prayer.

Vajrakilaya is the Swift Destroyer who dispels obstacles to the flourishing of Dharma and the development of authentic realization in practitioners. for information on Vajrakilaya, please go to:

Friday, June 14:

7:00 PM-8:00 PM    Dharma Talk: On the Relevance of Guru Rinpoche and the Seven-Line Prayer for Today’s Chaotic Upside-down World

Saturday, June 15:

10:00 AM-12 PM   Teachings on the Seven-Line Prayer

2:30 PM-4:30 PM Teachings on the Seven-Line Prayer

Sunday, June 16:

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Teachings on the Seven Line Prayer

2:30 PM-4:30 PM Vajrakilaya Empowerment


White Lotus is offering registration on a sliding scale. Please be as generous as you can keeping in mind it costs the Dharma Center to bring Lamas, their attendants and translators to Rochester for programs such as this.

Full Weekend:  $140 – $200                                                                                        Friday night only: $15                                                                                                      Per session: $35 – $60                                                                                     Empowerment only: $40 – $60

Please enter your amount and add a message about which sessions you plan to attend, or “FULL”  if you plan to attend the entire weekend. Thank you.

There are a few scholarships available for this program. If you would like to attend but need financial help in order to do so, please contact us at

If you are coming from out of town and need help with accommodations, please contact us at