Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Visits Brazil

The Very Essential Transmission of Ati Dzogchen and the Advice of the Great Dzogchen Master Adzom Drugpa about this Teaching and Practice

Pestana Hotel, São Paulo
November 28th – 30th, 2014

by Roberto Lilla


Rinpoche at the Teaching

Rinpoche at the Teaching


Glorious steps of lotus feet enter in Brazil! Fantastic! Rinpoche is coming! Hurry, photographer, approach your camera! He is in the airport going to his hotel! He will stay almost one week with us in this beautiful hotel!

Every movement from Rinpoche is charming and hypnotic, each word, even for seemingly useless things, is a beautiful teaching coming from his mouth! There are no useless things coming from Glorious Rinpoche!

He starts to teach the beautiful teaching, the advice of Adzom Drugpa. It is clear like crystal. The important things to remember: when we start to feel afraid to forget something and Rinpoche notices we are perplexed he says, “The most important thing is doing Guruyoga, try to be in the same state of Teacher and be present.” Now we can relax and feel calmer, because that is the main point.

Then we do Ganapuja. Almost 300 people tried to be present and, if possible, in the same state of the glorious Teacher! A LA LA HO! Fantastic! When singing the Song of Vajra we can feel strong and good vibrations come and emanate throughout the hall of the hotel! Now this hall is sacred forever! Fantastic!

On the last day, we receive all secondary practices, powerful practices, but we know already the main point is doing Guruyoga and being present. We follow Rinpoche until the airport to say goodbye. Rinpoche entered in line for boarding to Peru and when he was almost disappearing, we screamed “Rinpoche!” – he notices, smiled and that is the end of this wonderful but very quick retreat in Brazil with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu!

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