Chenrezig Empowerment & 5th Annual Mani Drupchen

Drong Ngur Jangchubling is pleased to announce our fifth-annual Mani Drupchen, Friday, October 4th – Thursday, October 10th! The Mani Drupchen will open with a Chenrezig Empowerment, given by Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche, on Friday, October 4th @ 7pm.

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 each year.

5th ANNUAL MANI DRUPCHEN
Chenrezig Empowerment
Friday, October 4th @ 7pm
Donation $50.00

Chenrezig Empowerment
Friday, October 4th @ 7pm
Donation $50.00

Mani Drupchen
Saturday, October 5th @ 9am – continuous sessions through – Thursday, October 10th @ 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 hall and indoor areas.

Although this will be a continual retreat with residential participants, everyone is welcome to attend at any time during the retreat as their schedule allows.

Retreat Details
Preregistration
Preregistration begins immediately and will end Monday, September 30th 2019. To preregister for full retreat with lodging the suggested donation is $225. To preregister for full retreat without lodging the suggested donation is $175. Full registration includes all retreat sessions, empowerment, meals, and text.
Please contact Paula Testa to preregister for the retreat: cowlade1@yahoo.com

Practice Sessions
Chanting will begin the morning of Saturday, October 5th@ 9am. There will be day and evening practice sessions and participants may 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 Damien Contessa (dcontessa23@gmail.com) for details and to sign up for a nighttime session slot. A practice schedule will be available during the retreat. Also, to bring ease to your practice sessions, we advise you bring personal supplies, such as clothing layers, lozenges, and lip balm. 

Food
Vegetarian meals will be provided for those who pre-register for the retreat. Drong Ngur and Drupon Rinpoche have graciously offered to sponsor breakfast, and snacks, tea, and water will be available for the duration of the Drupchen. To ensure food is available for lunch and dinner, we ask all registered participants to sign-up and prepare and/or supply at least one meal during the duration of the retreat. Full meals are only available to those who are registered.
Please contact Damien Contessa (dcontessa23@gmail.com) for details or to sign-up for meal preparation.

Lodging
Limited space is available in the shrine room, and in other locations in nearby sangha facilities for $25 a day. (If you choose to sleep in the shrine room, there will be around the clock chanting – earplugs and a night shade are advised.) Please contact Paula Testa (cowlade1@yahoo.com) for more lodging information.

Donation (daily attendee)
A donation of $30.00 for each day of the retreat is appreciated. This will include meals and one text. It will not include reserved overnight sleeping arrangements.

Text
The text will be at the center for your use during practice. If you wish to take home a text, a donation of $15.00 for all non-registered attendees is appreciated. *The Drupchen sadhana will once again be “A Practice Sadhana of the Great Compassionate One From The Tradition of King Songsten Gampo.” If you have a copy of this text, please bring your copy for practice during retreat.

Work Study
We are seeking volunteers for the retreat, and work-study positions are necessary for a well-functioning retreat experience. We encourage you to volunteer! Positions must be approved before the empowerment and/or retreat begins. If you are interested in work-study or volunteering, please contact Damien Contessa: dcontessa23@gmail.com.

T-Shirt
T-shirts are available for the Drupchen. The Chenrezig image and sanskrit Om Mani Padme Hum syllables are printed on the front with a variety of T-Shirt colors and styles. You can find them on Tee Chip, click here to purchase.

Thank you very much, and may all beings experience
perfect happiness!

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