Transmission of Longchenpa’s Seven Treasuries

by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche 

4-13 November 2023, Wānaka, Aotearoa New Zealand

The_eminent master Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa) (1308-1364) had an unparalleled ability to transmit the essence of the Buddhadharma according to the most profound view of the Nyingma School. To this day, his potent instructions are accessible to fortunate practitioners around the world.

The Seven Treasuries are Longchenpa’s most renowned and influential treatises. They are a synthesis of the entire path to liberation, providing a systematic overview of exoteric and esoteric topics from the view of the Great Perfection. Dza Patrul Rinpoche said:

“Simply hearing one line of such an excellent text
Can bring your saṃsāric experience to a halt.”

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche has kindly agreed to offer the reading transmission (lung) of these precious works in Aotearoa, New Zealand, along with teachings and has given clear advice for all those considering coming to the event.

By receiving the reading transmission from a qualified lineage holder we will connect to the blessings and instructions that trace back to the Omniscient Longchenpa himself:

“As the power of the blessing lineage is unbroken,
You will receive the wisdom of the true lineage through his entrusted intention.
Sealed with his entrustment to future disciples,
It is equal to meeting the Omniscient Master in person.”*

What to Expect
A lung is when the lineage master reads an entire text for the audience to hear, usually very quickly in Tibetan. There will be times when Rinpoche stops to give explanations in English with Mandarin interpretation, but most of the time will entail sitting still allowing the transmission to enter your mind-stream. Consider carefully if this is the type of event you wish to experience.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has also very kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment of Tikle Gyachen, The Sealed Quintessence, the innermost secret guru practice of the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, at the beginning of the Seven Treasuries event, as well as the empowerment of Ju Mipham Rinpoche’s Gesar Dorje Tsegyal: Gesar, the Vajra King of Life.

The Seven Treasuries transmission and the Tikle Gyachen and Gesar empowerments will take place on the outskirts of the small & friendly town of Wānaka. The township is located along the foreshores of a crystal clear lake that vividly reflects the surrounding snow capped peaks and vast sky in a unique light.

The alpine wilderness area is located in the centre of the South Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Please go to the registration page of this website to purchase a ticket and other registration information for this auspicious event.  

UPDATE: The event is currently heavily booked, but if you register you will be placed on the waiting list and advised by email if spaces become free.

 *Both quotations are from Dza Patrul Rinpoche’s Song of Encouragement to Read the Seven Treasuries (on the Treasury of Dharmadhatu). Translated by Erik Pema Kunzang in Quintessential Dzongchen – Confusion Dawns as Wisdom (2006) pp 60–67, and in Crystal Cave – A Compendium of Teachings by Masters of the Practice Lineage (1990) pp 109–118.

Longchenpa image by Tara di Gesu

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More detailed Covid measures announced
See the news page for info on what to do if you suddenly feel unwell.


More info about registering in Wanaka
To find out how to register when you arrive in Wanaka, and what to bring to registration, see the news page.


Reminder to cancel any unused tickets
It is important to cancel your ticket if you know for certain that you cannot attend. Please see the news page for info on how to do this.


Party at the Palace of Ling!
See the news page for details about the end-of-event party on 12 November.


Covid strategy announced
See the health advice section for the covid precaution measures to adhere to during the event. 


Tips on what to bring
See the travel advice section for a list of suggested items to bring with you to Wanaka.


Registration and Event timings confirmed
In-person registration will be open on Nov 3rd in downtown Wanaka, and the morning of Nov 4th at the event. See the news page for details.


Gesar Empowerment
Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Ju Mipham Rinpoche’s Gesar Dorje Tsegyal, Gesar, the Vajra King of Life as part of the Seven Treasuries event. 


Carbon offset your travel to Wanaka by donating to Love Wanaka. See the sustainability section for more info.


Transmission shuttle bus bookings now open:
Three types of bus transport have been organised, which can now be booked on Humantix.


Join the Dzö Dün WhatsApp or WeChat Announcement groups:
This will be an important source of information during the event. See the news page to find out how to join.


Call for volunteers
Would you like to help as a volunteer? Many hands on deck will help to auspiciously manifest this rare and special event. So that you can be assigned to a team, please complete THIS FORM before the 15th of September.


Book your lunch ticket
Tickets are now available to pre-book a catered lunch for the full event served on-site. It is essential to pre-book before 16th September. To see the menu and to book your ticket, go to the catering page.


Registration for the Children & Youth Wanaka Dharma Camp Open:
We are endeavouring to support Dharma families as much as possible during this event and are excited to announce that the registration for the Wanaka Children & Youth Dharma Camp from Nov 4th to 13th is now open. We are also happy to offer a supported space for our young children and families. It’s important you register your young children even if they are not coming to the camp so we know how to support them.
See our updated website page for details:
or email us at [email protected]

Wanaka Dharma Camp Team


If you can’t attend, help someone on the waiting list by cancelling your ticket via Humanitx.


Don’t forget to join the Community Forum for helpful info and announcements.


Remember to pay your deposit for any accommodation bookings that have been arranged through Wānaka i-SITE  (information centre). 

Important! You must read Rinpoche’s Advice before booking a ticket

Ensure you register your interest with the Childcare and Dharma Camp right away!

Be sure to book in your accommodation early. See here for more information.


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