For 19 days from August 13 to August 31, 2009 Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa Rinpoche will give the Empowerments and Transmission of the complete Shangpa Kagyu Lineage at Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat at the request of His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche.
The Shangpa Kagyu, one of the main Kagyu lineages, was founded by the great yogi, Khyungpo Nyaljor (978-1079). Khyungpo Nyaljor traveled to Nepal where he met Acharya Sumati and received training as a translator and then traveled to India. He received teachings from one hundred and fifty scholars and yogis and mastered the Vajrayana teachings. Some of the main practices of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage are Chakrasambhava, Hevajra, Mahamaya, Guhyasamaja, the Six Doctrines of Niguma, Mahamudra, the Six-armed and the White Mahakala, and others.