Chöd Drupchen 2012

Drupchen based on the Longchen Nyinthig Chöd Sadhana
 Guided by Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche
Tbilisi (Georgia), April 13 - April 22, 2012

A text about the meaning of drupchens and the possibility to support it in different ways, along with a small explanation about the Chöd, both written by Patrul Rinpoche, can be read here.

A drupchen (great accomplishment) is a group practice in the form of a meditation retreat partaking of the Vajrayana tradition and guided by an experienced Lama. During the seven or ten days of the retreat, practitioners 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.

In April 2012, Patrul Rinpoche has for the first time guided a Chöd Drupchen. A three days preparatory course has given everyone the time to learn the perfect way of performing a Drupchen, and the Drupchen has run for 7 full days. It was an extraordinaroy opportunity for everyone to keep alive this tradition of their ligneage and to create a cause for future well-being and happiness for themselves and for all beings. The drupchen took place in Rinpoche’s house, in Georgia, imbued with Rinpoche's kindness and compassion.

When we practice Chöd, we offer our body to the perfect objects of refuge, the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the Three Roots - Lama, Yidam and Dakinis - and to all the protectors of the Dharma. We also imagine that all the sentient beings to whom we owe karmic debts are invited to take whatever they want from our body. So we are accumulating enormous amount of merit, purifying obscurations and developing our wisdom by offering the most precious thing that exists in this world.

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.
During the months of March and April students had the opportunity to join the Altruistic Activity retreat which preceeded the Chöd Drupchen and took place in Rinpoche’s house in Georgia, 24 March to 12 April 2012. During this retreat, Rinpoche also taught on the text "Instruction in the Mahayana view which clarifies the two truths" written by the first Patrul Rinpoche.


A Vajrasattva Drupchen, also with a four days preparatory course and guided by Patrul Rinpoche, will be held in Dharma City from July 5 until July 16, 2012.
Enrolment for the Chöd Drupchen in Georgia is closed
Event Details
Buddhist Practice
Patrul Rinpoche
Tbilisi (Georgia), Village Dighomi, 108 Didgori str. (Turn Left at this place to find within 200 meters Rinpoche’s house)
NB: please do not try to go thear night time, you may get lost
Open to All
Fee Information: 
    Participation fee includes the costs to organise the Drupchen, infrastructure, course materials, meals and accomodation (partial attendance not allowed). Please note that the Chöd damaru is not included in the price, it will be available on site. 
    Preparatory course:
  • Normal price: 90 € for the whole course ( 94 € if paid by Paypal to cover transfer costs)
  • For those having financial difficulties and before the enrolment deadline (30/03/12), a reduced price is offered: 60 € ( 63 € if paid by Paypal to cover transfer costs)

Drupchen itself:

  • Normal price: 210 € ( 220 € if paid by Paypal to cover transfer costs)
  • For those having financial difficulties and before the enrolment deadline (30/03/12), a reduced price is offered: 140 € ( 146 € if paid by Paypal to cover transfer costs)

Please use these amounts in the registration form below, calculate your total contribution, then proceed with the payment using the following bank details (please do not use the bank account details mentioned in the sign-up form below)

Contact Details: 
  • Preparatory course:
    • registration: 12/04 (6pm)
    • from 13/04 (7am) to 15/04 (6pm)
  • Drupchen itself:
    • Registration: 15/04 (6pm)
    • from 16/04 (8am) to 22/04 (0am)