Vajrayogini Drupchen October 6-October 15, 2017

Vajrayogini Drupchen October 6-15, 2017

Sacred World: Vajrayogini Practice Intensive

“The Vajrayana, the tantric teaching of the Buddha, contains tremendous magic and power.  Its magic lies in its ability to transform confusion and neurosis into awakened mind and to reveal the everyday world as a sacred realm.  Its power is that of unerring insight into the true nature of phenomena and of seeing through ego and its deceptions.”

Trungpa Rinpoche “Sacred World”

“’Drupchen’—literally ‘vast accomplishment,’ is a form of intensive group practice that epitomizes the depth, power, and precision of the Vajrayana, drawing together the entire range of its skillful methods – mystical, ritual, and artistic – and including: the creation of the mandala house; the complete sadhana practice with visualization, mudra, chant, and music; continuous day and night practice of mantra; the creation of tormas and offerings, with sacred substances and precious relics; the tsok feast; the sacred dance of cham; as well as the construction of the sand mandala.  All blend to create the transcendent environment of the pure realm of the deity and awaken, for all those taking part, the pure perception of this world as a sacred realm.  So it is said that several days participating in a drupchen can yield the same results as years of solitary retreat, and great contemporary masters such as Kyabje Kilgo Khyentse Rinpoche have made a point of encouraging and reviving the practice of drupchen, because of its power of transformation in this degenerate age.”

This drupchen will be done using the English translation of the Vajrayogini Sadhana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  For those people with a strong connection to the Kagyu lineage of Trungpa Rinpoche Vajrayogini Sadhana really is the heart of his teachings.  Engaging in this drupchen is a way of repairing and maintaining our samaya connection with this lineage.

The cost of the retreat is $495.00 plus donations for the daily tsok.

Participants need to have completed all of the necessary pre-requisites to attend this retreat :i.e. completion of Kagyu ngondro and having received Vajrayogini Abhiseka from a qualified lineage guru.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-06-2017
Event End Date 10-15-2017
Individual Price $495.00
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