Vajrasattva Drupchen

Subject: 
Great Aspirational Prayers for Peace and Happiness

Spring Drupchen guided by Patrul Rinpoche

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You can also discover an inspiring article on the Drupchen, written by a student, with some pictures!

We would like to invite all Dharma Friends to participate in GREAT ASPIRATIONAL PRAYERS FOR PEACE AND HAPPINESS during which there will be an intense Vajrasattva's mantra-recitation. The prayers will be guided by Patrul Rinpoche and take place in Georgia

from April 5 until April 15, 2010.
 
This intense day and night practice, so called VAJRASATTVA DRUPCHEN, gives very rare and precious opportunity to do joined meditation and mantra-recitation which will intensify the accumulation of merit and the collection of the 100-syllable Vajrasattva mantra while making pure aspirations for the world's peace and the happiness of all sentient beings.
 
As organizers of the Drupchen, we wish to keep the five perfections in our minds, and take each of them equally into consideration while preparing this course:
As to the Teacher, we wish the growth of Patrul Rinpoche's activity.
As to the Teaching (the Dharma), we wish to create the best possibility for its spread and the best conditions for its realization by all living beings.
As to the Sangha, we hope to forge the conditions for the participation of the entire community in this practice for peace.
As to the Location, we hope that all of Patrul Rinpoche’s centers, especially where the Drubchens take place, will be well established study and retreat centers achieving their objectives for the well being of all.  
As to the Time, we want to do our best to keep alive the tradition of Prayer for Peace each year.
 
The retreat will combine 3 days of teaching on Vajrasattva Sadhana (ritual practice) with 8 days of meditation retreat, during which practitioners will continuously perform the sadhana, offer the tsok feast and recite the drupchen prayers and mantra, doing so in shifts in order to rest between the recitations. The practice of Vajrasattva is included in the daily sadhana of the Longchen Nyingthik Ngöndro and a main practice for removing obscurations and purifiying negativities. The attendees will be able to familiarize themselves with the Vajrasattva sadhana as well as the rituals of instruments and chöpon.
 
Participating in this powerful practice is regarded as bringing the same benefit as practicing during several years in solitary retreat, training those attending in pure perception and sharpening their ability to perceive their environment as a Buddha realm, hence creating a cause for future well-being and happiness.

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Event Details
Type: 
Buddhist Practice
Teacher: 
Patrul Rinpoche
Country: 
Georgia
Address: 

Tbilissi (to be specified further)

PreRequisites: 
Open to All
Level: 
All
Fee Information: 
Price: FREE attendance (... but any donation is welcome and very useful and beneficial)
Accommodation:
- For students with financial difficulties, Rinpoche has rented a big room with a kitchen, a toilet and a shower. The room can accommodate up to 30 persons, who will need to take their own thick mattress and sleeping bag. Note that the internet with a wireless access will be provided in this room.
- A list of hotels is available for students who prefer the hotel. Hotels are 5 to 17 km away from the Drupchen area, which corresponds to 10 to 20 minutes by mini bus.
Please use the attached Excel sheet to make your choice and send us your choice by email to info@zpi.patrulrinpoche.net. Your request will not be taken into account without an enrolment form properly filled in. Booking will be made according to the rule "first come, first served".
Please enroll and book your accommodation as soon as possible to facilitate the organization of the event.
Some practical information
1 USD ~ 1,73 GEL (Georgian Lari)
1 EUR ~ 2,36  GEL (Georgian Lari)
You can exchange your money at the airport and at the banks or exchange points in Tbilissi.
- Airport Transfer
Airport – Dormitory: 30 Lari
Airport – Hotels: 30 Lari
If you want to book your taxi in advance, please contact us and the driver will meet you at the airport.
Partial attendance is allowed.
Contact Details: 
West European Team:
- Email:
info@zpi.patrulrinpoche.net
- Phone:
+32.2.475.27.31
- Fax:
+32.2.791.53.72
Georgian Team:
Mobile
: +995 99 469307 Rusiko (Russian speaking)
Mobile: +995 55 912317 Dato (Russian and English speaking)
Mobile: +995 99 400367 Khatuna (English and Russian speaking)
Tel/fax: +995 32 436005
E-mail: datorukhadze721@yahoo.com (also for air ticket consulting)
Skype: classictravel721
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