Vajra Dharma Wheel Initiation Given to Rinpoche

Published on December 30, 2004
Venerable Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche

Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche

Although this was a high level inner tantric initiation and as such cannot be publicly discussed or shared with others in detail, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu did make an exception to allow Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche to briefly tell others of her experience so that they can learn of the true power of the magnificent Buddha-dharma. His Holiness performed this ritual for the rinpoche to remove certain negative karma that was an obstacle to her achievement of liberation. After the dharma protecting deities arrived, His Holiness practiced the Buddha-dharma. The Buddha Master’s Vajra Dharma Wheel quickly exhibited samadhi. Very quickly, Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche screamed–the impact was very intense, but in that moment she also realized the truth of the Buddha-dharma. Although there was intense feeling–greater than anything she had ever experienced before–there was also no-feeling. She realized the emptiness of that magical experience while at the same time experiencing it. His Holiness explained that this experience was a precursor to the realization of the dharmakaya.

She understood how her Buddha Master and other enlightened beings could accomplish their amazing feats. Although there are no words to adequately describe this experience, it was a glimpse of the dharmakaya–the truth of the universe! This is what is meant by “form is emptiness, and emptiness is form.” Living in this pure state, if only for a moment and through the power of her master, she understood that the dharmakaya is everywhere. There was no place that is not the dharmakaya. This is what enlightened beings experience or realize at all times and can therefore do anything! All things are inherently empty and at the same time contain the potentiality of all things! This realization exists while living in this mundane world…….and, it exists for all sentient beings! We all have the inherent nature of a buddha.

The initiation caused Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche to not only eliminate certain obstacles, but reinforced her resolve to practice and help others learn the true Buddha-dharma. She also understood the necessity of obtaining inner tantric initiations from a true vajra master if one wants to achieve enlightenment in this lifetime! Only a true vajra master can summon the dharma protecting deities and communicate directly with the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to perform this sort of powerful ritual! Only a true vajra master can manifest the awesome power of the true Buddha-dharma. Her master,H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, is such a master!