Drupchen based on the Chöd Sadhana from Do Khyentse and Longchen Nyingthik treasures
Guided by Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche
Tbilisi, Georgia, Apr 13 -24, 2017
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.
Since April 2012, Patrul Rinpoche has guided a yearly Chöd Drupchen, mostly in Georgia. There will be a preparatory course to help everyone get acquainted with the essential aspects of the practice before the sart of the Drupchen itself. The practice will start on 16/04 in the evening until 24/04 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 6 until July 16, 2017.