Chöd Drupchen 2014

Drupchen based on the Chöd Sadhana from Do Khyentse and Longchen Nyingtik treasures
 Guided by Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche
With the presence of Khenpo Thubten Lodru Nyima

Tbilisi, Georgia, April 20 - April 27, 2014 (confirmed)

As a lama will be coming to Dharma City, Rinpoche will be busy on the first days of the Drupchen, that is why the Drupchen has been slightly delayed to the 20th of April. For more information, you can contact Chimed, our secretary: 0494 79 47 87. 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 guided for the first time a Chöd Drupchen in Georgia, and in 2013, he guided a second Chöd Drupchen in Dharma City, Belgium. In 2014, the Chöd Drupchen will take place in Georgia again. There will be no preparatory course for this Drupchen, for the reason explained earlier, and the practice will start on 20/04 in the evening until 27/04 early morning. It is 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 will take place in Tbilisi, 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 for us 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.
Also, it is not mandatory but much recommended to have ones own Chod Daru (drum for the Chod practice) and kangling. It is also necessary to have at least your vajra and bell.
A Vajrasattva Drupchen, also with a four days preparatory course and guided by Patrul Rinpoche, will be held in Dharma City from July 13 until July 24, 2014.
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 there night time, you may get lost
Fee Information: 
150 euros for the whole course
Contact Details: 
  • Registration: 20/04 (1pm)
  • from 20/04 (6pm) to 27/04 (7am)