Here under ‘activity’, we wanted to show some of the activity going on world wide. We have done so for the period 2003 until 2019. It shows information available about activities going on, all over the world, concerning the Marpa-Ngok tradition, as well as specifically the two practises of the Hevajra 9 deity mandala and the Nairatmya 15 deity mandala, as they are giving in the Marpa-Ngok tradition.

We will not in any way be able to give a complete picture of what is going on all over the world, but we will share was has come to our attention and is somehow connected to the focus of this website. May it be of benefit. Sarwa Mangalam.

IN GENERAL: The Marpa Ngok practises have spread to most Kagyu lineages. First through activity and commentaries of the Ngok lineageholders (approx. 1070-1450). And later especially with the work of the Great Kongtryl Lodro Thaye (1813-1899), manifested in the ‘Kagyu Mantra Treasure’ (Kagyu Ngagdzö). But already in the 19th century they were only few who really practised them, and the living transmission of these practises, as well as commentaries on them, seemed only to live in such collections as f.inst. Kagyu Ngagdzö.

SPECIFICALLY: The Hevajra and Nairatmya practises have been upheld in some traditions. Most known is the tibetan buddhist Sakya tradition. The Kagyu tradition had a strong focus on Hevajra and Nairatmya during the time of Marpa (1012-1097), and the Ngok lineage (from around 1050 to 1450), but later it was less emphasised and was overshaded by the focus on Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini. Also the Drikung lineage had focus on the Hevajra for some time, and the first Chungtsang (1595-1659) wrote texts for a ‘Co-emergent Hevajra’ which still today is passed on in The Drikung Lineage.

The special transmission of practises on Hevajra (Yab-ka) and Nairatmya (Yum-ka), that was compiled from 2006 to 2011 and also after that by HH Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrup, is tracking back to Marpa. Many of the newly compiled practise texts are based on texts that re-surfaced from 1999-2006 from Drepung Monastary and other places, thus reviling special things as texts with notes of Marpa himself. It is possible to see the different features of the Hevajra practise, in the different lineages, even revealing differences withing the Kagyu-lineages. Besides the special features of the practise texts, then the living transmission of these specific Hevajra practises of the Mar-Ngok transmission goes through great Karma Kagyu Masters as 4th Shamar (1453-1524), 8th Situpa (1700-1774) and Kongtryl Lodro Thaye (1813-1899), and great Drikung Masters as 1st Chetsang (1590-1654) and 1st Chungtsang (1595-1659), and 6th Chetsang (1886-1943) and Regent Thritsab Gyabra (1924-1979).


General Ongoing Activity

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Phyang Monastery, LadakhHevajra DrubchenEvery year since 2013Mention of Phyang Monastery by the official Drikung website. Mention of inauguration july 2013 of Hevajra Temple, by HH Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrup and several of the highest Drikung Rinpoches and Drubpöns.
Drubgyu Monastery, East Tibet, in front of Driri Mountain near Jekundo (Kyigudo) in Kham. Built in 1668.


the 13 Jidams of Marpa (Kagyu Ngag Dzo).

Every yearThe 13 mandalas of Marpa is celebrated each year with sand mandala, including Hevajra 9 deity. The Monastery is described on the Drikung official website here in more detail.
Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, GermanyHevajra Drub-ChöEvery Autumn from 2018For information and registration In 2018 it will be from friday 17th of August to Saturday 25th of August: Wang, explanation and 5 day Drub-chö/Drub-chen.
Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, GermanyNairatmya Drub-ChöEvery spring from 2019Not yet sceduled

Future Activity

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Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, GermanyHevajra Drub-Chö17th to 25th of August 2018Given by HH Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub: Hevajra Wang & explanation. Thereafter 5 days Hevajra Drub-Chö, with concluding Tsog. For information and registration. PLEASE NOTICE: There has been several dates mentioned. This is the latest as of 2nd October 2017. No new updates are available.
Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, GermanyNairatmya Drub-ChöSpring 2019by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub. Not yet sceduled

Past Activity

LocationDescriptionDateRead More
Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, GermanyAnnouncement of future Drub-Chö´s in Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, GermanyJuly 9th 2017H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub announces that Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, Germany, in the future will perform Hevajra and Nairatmya Drub-Chö´s every year from 2018 and henceforth.
Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, GermanyNairatmya Empowerment by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley LhundrubSeptember 2016In connection with Monkey Year event 2016 at Milarepa Retreat Zentrum.
Jangchub Ling, Dehra Dun, IndiaHevajra Empowerment by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley LhundrubFebruary 16th – 18th 2016In connection with Monkey Year Event 2016 at Jangchub Ling.
Phyang Monestary, LadakhInauguration of Hevajra Temple, by HH Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley LhundrupAugust 2013Mention of Phyang Monastery by the official Drikung website. Mention of inauguration 2013
Drikung Tibetan Meditation CenterNairatmya Great Empowerment & Retreat by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley LhundrubAugust 14th – 21th 2010Facebook page of Drikung Tibetan Meditation Center
Drikung Garchen Institute, MunichNairatmya Empowerment, Teachings & Retreat by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley LhundrubJanuary 7th – 17th 2009Drikung Kagyü Germany
Jangchub Ling, Dehra Dun, IndiaTransmission of Hevajra Teachings & Empowerment by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Thrinley Lhundrub2006Transmission of Hevajra teachings including teachings about the Hevajra Tantra to 40 Rinpoches, Khenpos and Drubpöns.

Other Kagyu activities concerning Hevajra and Nairatmya, not specifically Mar-Ngok transmission

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Hong Kong. Khyenkong Tharjay Charitable Foundation

2 Day Grand Empowerment on Hevajra and Puja. Lineage unknown: maybe Karma Kagyu/Kagyu Ngagdzö/Lodro Thaye (1813-1899), or Sakya

4th to 6th August 2017

Given by father and son: HE Beru Khyentse Rinpoche and HE Jamgon Kongtryl Rinpoche. Link

Place unknown.

Hevajra Puja, 2 days with HH 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje

22nd to 23rd July 2014

Preceeded by HH 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje.

Drikung Chicago Ratna Shri2 days of teachings on co-emergent HevajraJune 3rd – 4th 2017Annual Saga Dawa Teachings Facebook Announcement
Drikung Namgyal Ling, Tucson, Arizona, USATeachings on co-emergent Hevajra by 1st Chungtsang RinpocheJuly 1st – 2nd 2017Teachings given by Drubpön Thinley Nyingpo in Tucson, Arizona
Drikung Namgyal Ling, Tucson, Arizona, USACo-emergent Hevajra Empowerment by HH Chetsang RinpocheMay 21th – 22th 2016Announcement by the official Drikung website

Vajra Vidya Institute, Varanasi, India/Karma Kagyu

Since 2003, annual Hevajra Puja, as part of holding alive the 13 mandalas of Marpa, set in motion by HH 17th Karmapa Urgyen Thrinley in 2002. Link to 2006 announcement. Link to 2010 announcement.

Every year since 2003. Last the 1st to 7th January 2017

Puja at the Vajra Vidya Institute, mostly preceeded by Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche. Short video sequence.