Chöd Drupchen 2017

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.

This particular Drupchen is based on the Dzinpa Rangdrol Chöd Sadhana from Do Khyentse Che'u Yeshe Dorje spiritual treasure (gter ma). Patrul Rinpoche received the transmission of Do Khyentse's treasure from Ani Dasel Rinpoche (Do Dasel Wangmo), the great granddaughter of Do Khyentse himself, and incarnation of Lösel Drolma, Do Khyentse's sister. Ani Dasel Rinpoche, who is still alife today and resides in Tibet, is the Dharma heir of Do Khyentse's spiritual heritage. In this way, Patrul Rinpoche teaches and guides the Drupchen practice in accordance with it's lineage. You can read the biography of Do Khyentse Che'u Yeshe Dorje in the book "Masters of Meditation and Miracles" by Tulku Thondrub.

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 Damaru (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.


Event Details
Buddhist Practice
Patrul Rinpoche
32 Guram Tofchishvili St., Tbilisi, Georgia
The organisers will arrange taxi ordering from the airport to the center according to participant's arrival date and time. 
NB: please do not try to go there at night time, you may get lost
Fee Information: 
  • Course: 10 €/day
  • Food: 8 €/day
  • Accomodation: (let us know in your form which option you prefer)
    • Dormitory: 5 €/night, bus coming and going in the morning and evening, approximately 20 minutes from the center (included in the price) (because of the limited amount of space in the dormitory, please register as soon as possible)
    • Hostel/Hotel in Tbilisi: if the dormitory is full or if you prefer a more quiet atmosphere, organisers have selected two possible places to accomodate participants, approximately 15 minutes by taxi from the center (prices include 18%VAT). Please arrange yourselves for booking your rooms or dorms (you can ask to be put in contact with other participants who will be staying in Tbilisi): 
    1.    Fabrika Hostel and Suits: (breakfast extra for 5,5 USD)
      1.   Bed in 10 mixed dormitory at 14 USD
      2.   Bed 6 mixed dormitory at 16,5 USD
      3.   Double private room/Twin separate bed at 59 USD
    2.   Rooms Hotel Tbilisi: (includes breakfats for 1 person, extra breakfast for 17,5 USD)
      1.   Urban Queen Room/ Garden View twin room 171 USD
      2.   Signature King room at 218 USD
    3.   You can look for other places of accomodation here.

  • In case of arrivals late at night, participants can be exceptionaly accomodated at the center for their first night. 

  • Late registration fee: 20 € (less then 7 days before the event)
Contact Details: 
  • Registration: 13/04 (9am)
  • Drupchen preparation: 13–16/04
  • Drupchen itself: 16/04 (6pm) to 24/04 (8am)

Signups closed for this Event