|1000-ARM CHENREZIG EMPOWERMENT|
with Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche
Saturday, November 12th
10amEST – 5pmEST
MANI DRUPCHEN PRACTICE RETREAT
Sunday, November 13th, beginning @ 9amEST – Friday, November 18th, 2022
The Mani Drupchen will have both daytime and nighttime sessions, and chanting of the Mani mantra will be continuous beginning Sunday, November 13th @ 9am for the duration of the retreat. Although this will be a 24-hour retreat we encourage you to attend at any time – day or night – as your schedule allows.
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|Dear Dharma Friends,|
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is delighted to announce the upcoming Mani Drupchen Retreat, Saturday, November 12th – Friday, November 18th! The Mani Drupchen Retreat will begin with a 1000-Arm Chenrezig Empowerment, given by Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche on Saturday, November 12th @ 10am. During the Drupchen, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will be joined by Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche, Konchok Tsultrim, and Virginia Blum.
This is a very special event you will not want to miss! The Mani Drupchen will be the first major retreat event held in the Dharmachakra Meditation Hall. It will also be the first time the Drong Ngur sangha will have the great blessing and opportunity to participate in creating mani pills.
Directly following the Mani Drupchen on Saturday, November 19th & Sunday, November 20th, Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche will give a rare teaching on the Introduction to Mahamudra, The Coemergent Unification by Jigten Sumgon. More details on the Mahamudra event are forthcoming in a future announcement.
|1000-ARM CHENREZIG EMPOWERMENT & MANI DRUPCHEN RETREAT |
It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained within the mani mantra (Om Mani Padme Hung Hri). It carries the power to purify our mind’s confusion and develop genuine love and compassion. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche has spoken many times on the benefits of this practice and teaches that one successful mantra retreat is equivalent to seven years of personal retreat in the magnitude of blessing accumulated. Drong Ngur is very fortunate to have the opportunity to host this special event again this year.
1000 Arm-Chenrezig Empowerment
with Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche Saturday, November 12th
10amEST – 5pmEST
Mani Drupchen Retreat
Sunday, November 13th @ 9am – continuous sessions through – Friday, November 18th @ 9am
The Mani Drupchen will have both daytime and nighttime sessions, and chanting of the Mani mantra will be continuous for the duration of the retreat.
It will be a silent retreat, with no conversations in the shrine building during the retreat.
Although this will be a 24-hour retreat with residential participants, everyone is welcome to attend at any time – day or night – as their schedule allows.
All meals will be served Sunday – Friday. We seek volunteers to provide lunch and dinner during the retreat (including preparing/purchasing and bringing the food). Please contact email@example.com with the day and type of vegetarian meal that you are signing up to provide.
Preregistration begins immediately and will end Wednesday, November 10th, 2022.
The suggested donation is $300 for the entire retreat, including empowerment.
The suggested donation is $250 for the entire retreat without empowerment.
The suggested donation is $60 for the empowerment only.
For online participants, the suggested donation is $10 per day.
Registration includes all retreat sessions, meals, and text.
To pre-register for the event, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be Paypal; or Zelle, using the email address: email@example.com
Donation (daily attendee)
For anyone not preregistered for the event, a $50.00 donation per day is appreciated, which includes meals and one text. The empowerment is $60 for the full day. However, no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds, and everyone is welcome to attend at any time during the retreat.
Practice SessionsChanting will begin the morning of Sunday, November 13th, @ 9 am. There will be day and evening practice sessions, and participants will rotate every 3 hours. All are welcome to participate in as much of the retreat as your schedule allows. To maintain continuous recitation of the mani mantra throughout the retreat, we ask all residential retreatants to sign-up for our nighttime rotating sessions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a nighttime session slot. A practice schedule will be available during the retreat. Also, to ease your practice sessions, we suggest that participants bring personal supplies, such as clothing layers, lozenges, and lip balm.
Drong Ngur and Drupon Rinpoche have graciously offered to sponsor breakfast, snacks, tea, and coffee for all retreat participants. Vegetarian meals are included for those who preregister for the retreat. Please contact email@example.com to sign-up for meals and/or meal offerings.
Limited space is available in the shrine room, sangha bedrooms, and in other locations in nearby sangha facilities. If you choose to sleep in the shrine room, there will be around-the-clock chanting – earplugs and a nightshade are advised. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further lodging information.
Practice texts will be available for your use during the retreat. If you’d like to take home a text, a donation of $20.00 for all non-registered attendees would be appreciated. *The Drupchen text will again be “A Practice Sadhana of the Great Compassionate One From The Tradition of King Songsten Gampo.”
We seek volunteers for the retreat! Volunteers are essential to a well-functioning retreat experience, and work-study positions are available upon request. We encourage you to volunteer! Work study must be approved before the empowerment and/or retreat begins. If you are interested in work-study or volunteering, please contact email@example.com. Thank you very much, and may all beings experience perfect happiness!