Chagdud Khadro Teaches on Kurukullā


Chagdud Khadro gave a wonderful teaching on Kurukullā, the magnetizing lotus ḍākinī, for Khyentse Vision Project on April 17, 2023. Her talk was based on Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s Clouds of Offerings to Delight the Glorious Magnetizing Lady: In Praise of Bhagavatī Kurukullā, which was translated by our in-house translator Christian Bernert.

Chagdud Khadro met His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in 1978 and married him in 1979. She was his student for twenty-three years. Chagdud Rinpoche ordained her as a lama in 1997 and appointed her as the future spiritual director of Chagdud Gonpa Brasil. Since Rinpoche’s parinirvāṇa in 2002, Khadro has focused on continuing the high-quality Vajrayana training he established and passed on to her. She has been relentless in maintaining the legacy left by Rinpoche, including supervising the construction of a zangdog palri, or pure land of Guru Rinpoche.

Khadro collaborated in the making of Rinpoche’s autobiography—Lord of the Dance—and, under his guidance, compiled comments on his teachings on ngöndro practice from the Dudjom Tersar; on the practice of powa, revealed by Longsal Nyingpo, and on the concise version of Apong Tertön’s Red Tārā. As a former director and editor of Padma Publishing in the United States, Khadro edited many translations of Tibetan texts and continues to work with translations and publications of texts in Portuguese and Spanish.

Chagdud Khadro also engages in projects that offer spiritual support for the dying and the caregivers of terminally ill patients. She supervises the activities and teaches at all locations of Chagdud Gonpa Brasil and Chagdud Gonpa Hispano-America. She also teaches in Europe, the United States, and Australia.