Drupchen


The meaning of drupchen: to purify, to tame our body, speech and mind
in order to become authentic and beneficial

(written by Patrul Rinpoche, February 2011)
 
The meaning of drupchen is the accomplishment of something very important through mental and physical means.

What accomplishments? The accomplishment of peaceful mind and healthy body.

How does it come through a drupchen?

When you follow the sadhana you are taming your mind, you are approaching the natural great peace. There are different approaches to the natural great peace: the near approach, very near approach, great accomplishment approach, and complete approach. This is the main purpose of the sadhana.

When we follow the sadhana, we are all the time taming our mind. To tame our mind is very important. The Buddha said: “Happiness comes from taming our mind. Taming the mind is excellent”. If we tame our mind, all happiness is in the palm of our hand and enlightenment is not very far. If we tame our mind, it is really excellent, because it becomes a source for all good things.

And not only that, when we make a drupchen, it is also a purification of the environment, inner beings, even of ourselves. When we are taming our mind with prayers, the main sadhana, the recitation of the mantras, all of them being enhanced with non-conceptual wisdom and impartial compassion.

Physically you are taming your body too. When we tame our body with the sadhana, we emphasise the meditation position, prepare the mandala, clean the main hall to make it comfortable for all the sangha, make circumambulations, it makes the body healthy, it is great fitness.

During drupchens we are also taming our voice with recitation of mantras, recitation of prayers, of the sadhana, we try to have a pleasant voice, in order to make others happy, comfortable, joyful. For example when some secretaries are on the phone, they will make the caller feel welcome, happy.

The meaning of drupchen is to purify, to tame our body, speech and mind in order to become authentic and beneficial.

Brussels, 23 February 2011, by Patrul Rinpoche

 

In August 2008, a first Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen took place under the guidance of Patrul Rinpoche in Dharma City as a part of the World Peace Prayers, thus giving Rinpoche’s students the opportunity to keep alive this tradition of their ligneage and to create a cause for future well-being and happiness. Pictures are available here.

In April 2010, a first Vajrasattva Drupchen took place under the guidance of Patrul Rinpoche in Georgia, Tbilisi. All details are available
here.

In March 2011, a
second Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen took place in Dharma City.
In June 2011, a second Vajrasattva Drupchen took place in Dharma City.

In February 2012, a third Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen will place in Dharma City, and in July 2012, a third Vajrasattva Drupchen will take place in Dharma City.

 

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