Dorje Yudronma is a wisdom deity that manifests out of her compassion in the form of a protectress. Tsoknyi Rinpoche has a special connection with her and asked her to reside on the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land in Crestone, Colorado, in order to help his students clear obstacles to practice and to progress on the path, as well as bless the environment in which she dwells. Dorje Yudronma was formally consecrated on March 22, 2014, by Tulku Sangnag Rinpoche who was requested to do this by Tsoknyi Rinpoche at the Kalachakra Initiation in Washington, D.C. in 2012. Tulku Sangnag was assisted by Khenpo Lobsang from Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, as well as monastic Tenzin Namsel.
Tulku Sangnag Rinpoche described in some detail the importance of sacred statues, stupas and other holy sites and objects emphasizing specifically the history of Dorje Yudronma in Tibetan Buddhism and especially in the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions. We hope to have this teaching translated and posted on our web site in the future, as well as film clips and additional photos.
View from the Dorje Yudronma shrine looking south at Jangchub Chorten stupa, and Tulku Sangnag Rinpoche overseeing the consecration preparation. Below are a series of photographs showing the preparation of Dorje Yudronma’s rupa and the completion of ‘opening her eyes.’
(Thank you photographers Esteban Hollander, Michael Volchok and Deborah Easley for documenting this portion of the event!)