Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche October 2023 Visit to Colorado

Naropa University and the Ri-mé Society are honored to host Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche’s historic return to Colorado.



Rabjam Rinpoche with statue of Dilgo Khjyentse Rinpoche ~ Photo by Nikko Odiseos


For program descriptions and ticket link, go to:
Rabjam Rinpoche Colorado

Major Events in New York

Wed., Oct. 4: “Discovering the Natural State”. 7-9pm ET, SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd St. For more info and tickets for this event go to: Discovering the Natural State

Sat., Sept. 30, 2-5pm ET, Guru Pema Gyalpo, Manjushri, and White Tara Empowerments. Astoria World Manor 25-22 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY.

Sun., Oct. 1, 2-5pm ET, Tikle Gyachen Empowerment and  Choying Dzod Reading Transmission. Astoria World Manor 25-22 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY.

Tues., Oct. 3, 9am-5pm, Parinirvana  Ceremony for Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Phuntsok Deshi Hall, Tibetan Community Centre  57-12  32nd  Ave, Woodside, NY

For more information, go to: Rabjam Rinpoche in NY


Major Events in Boulder

October 13 – 15: Enlightened Courage: Vital Instructions for the Cultivation of Awakened Heart
Weekend Wisdom Intensive. Open to the public. Live Online & In-Person.  Sponsored by Naropa University and Ri-mé Society. Venue: Nalanda Events Center, Naropa University.  For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to: Rabjam Rinpoche Info and Tickets

October 20: Vajrakilaya Abhisheka (7:00 pm MT) and Gesar Entrustment (3pm MT). Restricted to Vajrayana students only.  (For requirements, see below).  This is a separate event being hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center, so all inquiries should be directed to the Boulder Shambhala Center . For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to:  Vajrakilaya & Gesar

October 21: Sadhana of Mahamudra Abhisheka
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM MT. Public Empowerment. In-person only. Open to all. Sponsored by Naropa University and Ri-mé Society. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to: Rabjam Rinpoche Info & Tickets

October 22: Guhyagarbha and White Manjushri Abhishekas 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM MT.
In-Person Only. Open to Vajrayana students only.  (See requirements below). Sponsored by Naropa University and Ri-mé Society. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to: Rabjam Rinpoche Info and Tickets


Eligibility Requirements for Guhyagarbha, White Manjushri, Vajrakilaya and Gesar Entrustment Abhishekas 

These empowerments are open to Vajrayana students only.  Rabjam Rinpoche asks that you fulfill the following requirements in order to participate in any or all of them:

  • You have already formally entered the Mahayana Buddhist path by taking Refuge and Bodhisattva vows.
  • You are practicing, or intending to begin practicing, or completed the Ngondro (Preliminary) practice of any Vajrayana tradition.
  • You understand the commitments to practice and the teacher that are related to any Vajrayana empowerment.
  • You have examined your own motivation for receiving these transmissions.
NOTE: There are no specific practice requirements or obligations associated with these abhishekas other than the above Eligibility Requirements (which are the most important to consider). If there are practices associated with any of these abhisheka, it is up to the individual whether or not to engage those practices.



If you have any questions, for the programs sponsored by Ri-mé Society and Naropa University, (Enlightened Courage, Sadhana of Mahamudra Abisheka, and Guhyagarbha & White Manjushri abhishekas) email to

If your question is about the Vajrakilaya and/or Gesar Entrustment empowerments, please contact the Boulder Shambhala Center:
Ed Smutney, Director of Practice and Education, at

If you have any questions about the New York programs, contact the Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship at:

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