Date: 11/18/06 10:07:49
To: CASonline
Subject: [CASonline] Auspicious Teachings of the great Drikungpa --

Dearest Dharma Friends

We hope that you might be able to join us for the special Drikung teachings which take place next year in Tsopema, India. It is indeed a rare opportunity to receive these teachings in such a sacred place.  

We have attached a printable colour PDF version of the flyer for your convenience, (in case you cannot open it on your pc, the info is in simple format below). 

Kindly forward it to anyone interested and paste on a notice board if you wish.

We apologise if we have added you more than once on our list.

All costs will be announced in the near future.  Kindly contact Tashi Dolma at or for further enquiries.

Praying that you are all happy and well and looking forward to seeing you all. 

With warm wishes of loving-kindness




 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, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal,

 India and Wogmin Thubten Shedrup Ling, Tso Pema. HP. India.


Kindly register by December 2006


 Contact Information:       


 Email contact: or

 Telephone contact: India (91)1905-240265,(91)1905-240638



 Third Oddiyana Retreat at Tso Pema with Ontul Rinpoche 

 1st  - 14th March 2007


 1st~2nd March 

 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
 room, in the mountains, in caves or in the forest) for 2 days.


 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.
 The Rainbow Body Chod will conclude with a Chod Tsog and offering of Butter Lamps.


 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 Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh in

 India. Included during this time we will visit monasteries of Sakya,

 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


 Contact Information:


 Email : or

 Telephone: India (91)1905-240265, (91)1905-240638



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 - 10th March 2007 at Drikung Monastery

Retreat Chalet Rooms (Double)         $7 per night (with attached bathroom)


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 C 14th March 2007


Lho Ontul Rinpoche and his son Lho Orgyen Drodul Dorje Rinpoche will lead a guided pilgrimage for students to the following sacred places:


10th               Kullu Valley - Chakrasamvara Holy site (leave from Tsopema  & overnight in Kullu)


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 Delhi Airport to Rewalsar and for the pilgrimage, can be made by oneself, or we can recommend a travel agent in Delhi to assist you, whichever is more convenient for you.



Mr Tenzin

Tel:                  +91 11 238 14356/66

Fax:                +91 11 238?14365

Mobile:          +91 981 090 4897 / +91 981 0904887

E-mail:   /


Dharma Shop


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.




In order to help us make the necessary arrangements for meals and accommodation, texts etc. please send us the following details:


  1. Your name, passport number, nationality


  1. Please specify which part of the programme you would like to attend : Pig Year teachings, Third Oddiyana Retreat, Pilgrimage, Audience with His Holiness Dalai Lama and His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa.


  1. Type of accommodation and details of those sharing with you (if you are sharing a room), as we also need to make preparations for meals, etc.




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:





REWALSAR C 0921 (bank code)

District Mandi

Himachal Pradesh, INDIA



Please contact us if you need any more information.

Looking forward to seeing you all during 2007!