2018 Winter Retreat and Teachings, February 9th-18th

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche and Drong Ngur Jangchubling are pleased to announce the dates and schedule for our 2018 Winter Retreat and Teachings.


Friday, February 9th – February 18th 

Drupon Rinpoche and other precious members of the Drikung Kagyu lineage will lead empowerments, teachings, and practice for 10 days during our annual retreat in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, February 9th 

Public Talk on How to Work with Afflictive Emotions 

7pm – 9pm

Saturday, February 10th 

Mahakala Empowerment

10am-12pm & 2pm-5pm

Sunday, February 11th 

Teachings on The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo

10am-12pm & 2pm-5pm

Monday, February 12th 

Teaching and Practice on Niguma’s Amulet of Mahamudra

2pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm

Tuesday, February 13th 

Teaching and Practice on Niguma’s Amulet of Mahamudra

2pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm

Wednesday, February 14th 

No Teachings Scheduled

Thursday, February 15th 

Teachings on Kagyu Masters’ Vajra Songs 

2pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm

Friday, February 16th 

Teaching on How to Discover Courage in Times of Adversity

2pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm

Saturday, February 17th 

Special Manjushri Empowerment 

10am-12pm & 2pm-5pm

Sunday, February 18th 

Guru Yoga Teachings and Milarepa Tsok

10am-12pm & 2pm-5pm

Extended details on teachings and visiting lamas are forthcoming.

Event Details

We recommend that you pre-register for these events as soon as possible as limited space is available.

Retreat Donation is divided into two categories:

Pre-registration rate: $350 for full event


$20 per session/ $40 per day if received by 2/1/2018

Empowerment Days are $50 for full day (Saturday, February 9th and 16th)

At the door rate: $400 for full event or $ 25 per session/ $50 per day

The public talk by Drupon Rinpoche is free to all.

Tuition payment can be made on our webpage, via PayPal, or you may mail a check made out to:

Drong Ngur Jangchubling

C/O: Paula Testa

12733 Oakwood Drive

Hudson, Florida 34669

(Please make your check out to “Drong Ngur Jangchubling”)


No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Work-study is available in limited amounts and must be approved prior to attending. Please contact Damien Contessa to request a work-study position:


Practice Texts

Texts will be available at the center for your use during practice. Details on acquiring the text will be announced at the teachings or empowerment.


You may bring your own lunch to the center, though meals will not be provided. Water, tea, coffee and snacks will be available for all guests. The kitchen will be open anytime for food preparation, with the exception of practice or teaching events. Please do not bring food into the shrine room unless advised to do so. Drinks are permitted in the shrine room only if they are in a covered container.


The retreat cabin is available for a donation of $25.00 per night.

There are bedrooms and spaces available for a donation of $25.00 a night at Drong Ngur or related retreat housing. Lodging donations must be paid in advance to secure a spot. All lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Please contact PAULA TESTA for lodging details and reservations:


Video and Photos

Use of video and photo cameras are prohibited in the shrine room during Dharma teachings, practice, empowerments. Recordings of teachings will be available upon request.


30520 Lynne Drive Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543



Damien Contessa dcontessa23@gmail.com


Paula Testa cowlade1@yahoo.com

Thank you and may all beings have perfect happiness!