Dearest Dharma Friends
We hope that you might be able to join us for the special Drikung teachings which take place next year in
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We apologise if we have added you more than once on our list.
Praying that you are all happy and well and looking forward to seeing you all.
With warm wishes of loving-kindness
WOGMIN THUBTEN SHEDRUP LING MONASTERY
In accordance with the tradition of the Great Drikungpa, the second
Nagarjuna and founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, there are special
teachings given in the Year of the Pig
Ontul Rinpoche and Wogmin Thubten Shedrub Ling Monastery of Zahor, in
the sacred place of Tso Pema, made aspirations and requested His
Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche for these special Year of
the Pig teachings. We are pleased to announce that His Holiness's will
bestow these precious teachings.
Year of the Pig Teaching Schedule
Western Cal.: Feb 24-25th Tibetan Cal.: 8-9th of 1st mth
'Great Mind Generation' Special Bodhicitta Vows Ceremony of Drikung
Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon
Western Cal.: Feb 26th Tibetan Cal.: 10th of 1st mth
Empowerment of Wrathful Guru Rinpoche on Tsechu, Guru Rinpoche Day
Western Cal.: Feb 27th Tibetan Cal.: 11th of 1st mth
Morning Session Teachings on the Profound Phowa of Drikung Kagyu
& Bardo Commentary
Afternoon Session Tsewang 'Long Life Empowerment'
Western Cal.: Feb 28th Tibetan Cal.: 12th of 1st mth
Farewell to His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and his
entourage. Preparations for Oddiyana retreat & break.
Jointly organized by Drikung Kagyu Institute,
Kindly register by December 2006
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Third Oddiyana Retreat at Tso Pema with Ontul Rinpoche
1st - 14th March 2007
Sangha and Monks join together to perform the Kagyu Lineage Puja which includes the
Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Masters(One may attend all or part of this puja.)
During this time one should do Dagme (Selflessness) meditation,in a place of solitude (in your
3nd-9th March RAINBOW BODY CHOD
Ontul Rinpoche bestows the Chod Empowerment 'Establishing the Vajra Rainbow Body'
- a revealed Terma (Treasure) Teaching by Orgyen Nuden Dorje.
Ontul Rinpoche will share teachings and guide a Retreat on Rainbow Body Chod.
10th~14th March Chakrasamvara & Vajrayogini Pilgrimage
Ontul Rinpoche will guide all the students on a special pilgrimage to
the local holy sites of Kullu and
Nyingma, Drukpa, Drikung and Karma Kagyu traditions in Bir, Tashi Jong
& Sherabling. During the days of 12 & 13th March the group will have
an audience with HH Dalai Lama and HH Gyalwa Karmapa.
Kindly register by November 2006
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Updated costs and all
We wish to extend a warm invitation to all those who wish to partake in these auspicious teachings in Tsopema during the year of the Pig. We pray that everyone may derive much benefit and blessing from this special event.
All Dharma teachings are free of charge, however as is the Buddhist tradition one can make offerings (dana / generosity) towards the teacher and the monastery as one wishes.?The monasteries depend solely on the generosity and kindness of the students and devotees to run the monasteries and take care of the monks and nuns.?Anything offered will be most appreciated.
One can attend all or part of the programme (i.e. Year of the Pig Teachings, Oddiyana Retreat, Chakrasamvara & Vajrayogini pilgrimage, Audience with H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa.
We have limited accommodation available at the monastery, so kindly book ahead of time if you wish to stay here.?If all the accommodation has been booked at the monastery, we can help to make bookings for you at Guesthouses around the lake, kindly let us know in advance.
For participants who are unable to stay at the monastery, all meals are provided at the monastery during the retreat.?We would like to encourage all the retreatants to have meals together at the monastery in order to simplify cooking arrangements for everyone.
ACCOMMODATION from 24th February
Guesthouse Rooms?(Double) $5 per night (with attached bathroom)
Basic Rooms (Double) $2 per night (common bathroom)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided at $9 per day.?Tea/Coffee will also be served during the afternoon break.
Buffet style vegetarian meals will be available from the morning of 24th Feb till 9th of March. The Drikung Monastery would like to offer a complimentary breakfast to all participants on the morning of 10th March before leaving on the pilgrimage.
Unfortunately meals cannot be provided on the day before the teachings start (23rd Feb)as people will arrive at different times, therefore we suggest that meals can be taken at the local restaurants around Tsopema lake.
**Please note that special arrangements are made for the meals as extra staff and necessary equipment is needed to provide this for participants.
?/span>CHAKRASAMVARA & VAJRAYOGINI PILGRIMAGE 10th March
Lho Ontul Rinpoche and his son Lho Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche will lead a guided pilgrimage for students to the following sacred places:
11th Chauntra, Bir, Sherbaling (visiting monasteries from all the schools and overnight in Bir)
12th Tashi Jong, Kangra ¡§C Vajrayogini Holy site, Dharmasala (overnight in Dharamsala)
Audience with His Holiness Dalai Lama & His Holiness Karmapa 13th/14th March
Return on 15th March.
Travel & Accommodation Arrangements
Travel & accommodation arrangements from
MAHAYANA TRAVEL AGENCY,
Tel: +91 11 238 14356/66
Fax: +91 11 238?14365
A small dharma shop will be set up with good quality Ch?d drums, Vajras & Bells and other dharma items.?All profits will go towards the monastery.
HOW TO REGISTER
WHEN ARRIVING AT THE MONASTERY
We request that as soon as you arrive at the Drikung Kagyu monastery, to kindly register at the office and collect your badge to be used during the events.
If it is more convenient for you to and you would like to make payment in advance for the accommodation and meals, etc. either by bank transfer or via internet banking:
DRIKUNG KAGYU MONASTERY
ACCOUNT NO: 8204
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
REWALSAR ¡§C 0921 (bank code)
Please contact us if you need any more information.
Looking forward to seeing you all during 2007!