Empowerment ceremony

Wearing a Takdröl

accounts of how a takdröl comes to be worn in the hair

Ngak’chang Rinpoche was given takdröls (brTags grol – liberation on wearing) on various occasions, and one takdröl was given on two different occasions. On the first occasion it was given by Lama Yeshé Dorje Rinpoche in 1982 in McLeod Ganj. Ngak’chang Rinpoche studied the Mahayoga drüpthab of the Düd’jom gTér Tröma Nakmo under Lama Yeshé Dorje Rinpoche, and at the conclusion of his studies and retreats on Tröma Nakmo Ngak’chang Rinpoche was given this takdröl to wear.

After this experience, and several other important transmissions from His Holiness Düd’jom Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoche, Kyabjé Künzang Dorje Rinpoche, and Kyabjé Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche, Ngak’chang Rinpoche returned to the West and, at the advice of his Root Lamas, began to teach and accept students.