Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen 2012

Aspirational prayers for peace and happiness
 Guided by Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche
  With the presence of Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche Khenpo Thubten Lodru Nyima
DHARMA CITY (Belgium), February 24 - March 6, 2012

A text about the meaning of drupchens and the possibility to support it in different ways, 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 February-March 2012, Patrul Rinpoche will guide a Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen, like he did in 2008 and 2011 and plans to do every year after the Tibetan New Year. Compared to previous years, this time a greater focus will be made on the preparation of the Drupchen. A four days preparatory course will give everyone the time to learn the perfect way of performing a Drupchen, and the Drupchen will run for 7 nights and 6 full days. It is an extraordinaroy opportunity for every one 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 the serene setting of Dharma City, imbued with Rinpoche's kindness and compassion.
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.
We are very happy to announce that Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche and Khenpo Thubten Lodru Nyima will be present during the Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen. 
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 is open - enrolment deadline is Tuesday 7th February 2012
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Event Details
Buddhist Practice
Patrul Rinpoche
Dharma City, Belgium
Open to All
Fee Information: 
    Participation fee includes the costs to organise the Drupchen, infrastructure, course materials and meals:
    Preparatory course:
  • Normal price: 220 € ( 230 € if paid by Paypal to cover transfer costs)
  • For those having financial difficulties and before the enrolment deadline (07/02/12), a reduced price is offered: 180 € ( 185 € if paid by Paypal to cover transfer costs)

Drupchen itself (partial attendance allowed):

  • Normal price: 385 € ( 400 € if paid by Paypal to cover transfer costs) or 55 €/day (58 €/day if paid by Paypal)
  • For those having financial difficulties and before the enrolment deadline (07/02/12), a reduced price is offered: 315 € ( 330 € if paid by Paypal to cover transfer costs) or 45 €/day (48 €/day if paid by Paypal)
Accommodation on site is 40 € for 1 or more nights. If you are renting a private caravan, please add the amount agreed with the owner to the 40 €.

Please use these amounts in the registration form below, calculate your total contribution, then proceed with the payment:
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Contact Details: 
  • Preparatory course:
    • registration: 23/02 (6pm)
    • from 24/02 (7am) to 28/02 (2pm)
  • Drupchen itself:
    • Registration: 28/02 (3pm)
    • from 28/02 (6pm) to 06/03 (0am)

Signups closed for this Event