Drikung Europe https://drikung-europe.org Europe Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:05:10 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Regular online courses with Drubpön Rachel and Giorgio https://drikung-europe.org/regular-online-courses-with-drubpon-rachel-and-giorgio/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=regular-online-courses-with-drubpon-rachel-and-giorgio Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:05:10 +0000 https://drikung-europe.org/?p=7508

Wednesdays at 7 p.m.: Teachings on meditation —
Sundays at 9 a.m.: Explanations and exercises for body, mind and prana

If you want to participate in these online events, we kindly ask you to send an email to: info@milareparetreat.de.
You will then receive the Zoom access data by email.

Brief biography of Drubpön Rachel

Teachings on meditation

Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Events:
September 23 / September 30 / October 7 / October 21 / October 28 /
November 4th / November 11th / November 18th / November 25th / December 9th

Body, mind and prana

Sundays: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Events:
September 20th / October 4th / October 18th /
November 1st / November 15th / November 29th

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Online Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara by Khenpo Tamphel https://drikung-europe.org/teachings-on-bodhicaryavatara/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=teachings-on-bodhicaryavatara Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:50:26 +0000 https://drikung-europe.org/?p=7493

each Monday from 19.00 – 20.30  –

We are very happy that Ven. Khenpo Tamphel found time to teach us some chapters of Shantideva’s “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche has warmly recommended Chapter 6 to 9 and we will start on Monday, September 14th with “Patience”, Chapter 6.

If you want to participate in these online events, we kindly ask you to send us an E-Mail: info@milareparetreat.de.
We will send you the the Zoom dates, which you will need to enter the event.

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Rabjam Degree for 13 Nuns from Samten Choling in eastern Tibet https://drikung-europe.org/ramjamma-diploma/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ramjamma-diploma Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:43:05 +0000 https://drikung-europe.org/?p=7469

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche called this event “historical”!

On Chökhor Düchen (anniversary of the first turning of the wheel of dharma), a Rabjam examination in Buddhist philosophy was done in the Samten Choling nunnery, Tseri Gon, in eastern Tibet, where over 300 nuns live. 13 scholars (Khenpos and Geshes) from all four major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism were invited. 50  nun students took part, 13 of them received the Rabjam Degree.

Khenpo Sherab Özer has been working on this project for over 12 years and tirelessly teaches the nuns in this monastery in everything that was once reserved for monks only. Now the solemn moment of this examination came, which was made big and celebrated.

Above: Debating nun at exemination
Below: Mandala offering of Khenpo Sherab Özer

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Medicine Buddha Empowerment and Practice for World Peace https://drikung-europe.org/medicine-buddha-empowerment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=medicine-buddha-empowerment Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:20:23 +0000 https://drikung-europe.org/?p=7457

With H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Drubpon Tsering Rinpoche on July 25th –

Dear Dharma friends,

due to the difficult times of the corona pandemic, I have been thinking about what I can do to be of help, apart from the weekly practices that I conduct through Zoom. As H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s representative in Europe, I have just requested Garchen Rinpoche to bestow a Medicine Buddha empowerment over livestream, which will be for everyone, but mainly for the sangha in Europe. This Medicine Buddha empowerment is a healing medicine, which exactly will meet all our needs in these difficult times.

Although Garchen Rinpoche can no longer travel around the world, we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to directly receive our precious guru’s teachings, blessings, and empowerment through the internet. In this way, the difficult situation has arisen as a fortunate circumstance. The empowerment will take place on July 25th 2020, 19:30 CET. While Garchen Rinpoche performs his preparatory selfempowerment, I will lead a Medicine Buddha practice with explanations, at 18:00-19:00 CET.

We will announce the link and Zoom login as soon as possible via email, newsletter and on our website.

This is a very fortunate opportunity, and you are all warmly invited to join the event. Considering the present situation, we will be grateful for donations to cover the expenses for preparing and facilitating this event. Donations can be transferred to our bank account.

With warm wishes from Drikung Garchen Institute, Munich, Germany
Drubpon Tsering

Bank account address and number:
Stadtparkasse München, Fürstenrieder Str. 239, D-81377 München
Drikung Garchen Institut e.V.
IBAN: DE88 7015 0000 1003 5045 19
BIC: SSKMDEMMXXX

DRIKUNG GARCHEN INSTITUT E.V.
Florian-Geyer-Str. 10 · D-81377 München Germany · Tel.:+49 89 – 71048572, e-mail: info@garchen.de, www.garchen.de

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Online Events in Europe and worldwide https://drikung-europe.org/program-europe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=program-europe Sun, 14 Jun 2020 11:17:29 +0000 http://testbk.drikung-europe.org/?p=4776

Due to the pandemic, some Drikung centers and teachers offer online teaching, meditation and meetings. We try to list all open offers on this page that take place in English. If events are missing, please inform us by email.

If you wish to participate in an online event of Milarepa Retreat Center (MRZ), we kindly ask you to send them an email: info@milareparetreat.de. They will send you the Zoom login data, which you will need, to enter the event.

Regular Events

  • Mondays, 19.00 – 20.30  Khenpo Tamphel (MRZ)
    Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara from Shantideva in English with German translation
  • Wednesdays, 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel (MRZ) from 23.09. – 09.12.
    Teachings on Meditation in English with German translation
  • Fridays, 19.00 – 20.00  Angelika Binczik (MRZ)
    Parnashavari-Practice in English/German
  • Sundays, 09.00 – 12.30  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ) from 20.09. – 29.11. (every second week)
    Body, Mind and Prana in English

September

  • SAT 12.09., 14.00 – 16.00 H.E. Choeze Kuchen Rinpoche
    Common Achi Chökyi Dölma Practice (read more) in English
  • MON 14.09., 19.00 – 20.30 Khenpo Tamphel (MRZ)
    Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara from Shantideva in English
  • SUN 20.09., 09.00 – 12.30  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Body, mind and prana in English/German
  • MON 21.09., 19.00 – 20.30 Khenpo Tamphel (MRZ)
    Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara from Shantideva in English
  • WED 23.09., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German
  • SAT 26.09., 14.00 – 16.00 H.E. Choeze Kuchen Rinpoche
    Common Guru Padmasambhava Practice (Facebook) in English
  • MON 28.09., 19.00 – 20.30 Khenpo Tamphel (MRZ)
    Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara from Shantideva in English
  • WED 30.09., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German

October

  • SUN 04.10., 09.00 – 12.30  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Body, mind and prana in English/German
  • MON 05.10., 19.00 – 20.30 Khenpo Tamphel (MRZ)
    Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara from Shantideva in English
  • WED 07.10., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German
  • MON 12.10., 19.00 – 20.30 Khenpo Tamphel (MRZ)
    Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara from Shantideva in English
  • SUN 18.10., 09.00 – 12.30  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Body, mind and prana in English/German
  • MON 19.10., 19.00 – 20.30 Khenpo Tamphel (MRZ)
    Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara from Shantideva in English
  • WED 21.10., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German
  • MON 26.10., 19.00 – 20.30 Khenpo Tamphel (MRZ)
    Teachings on Bodhicaryavatara from Shantideva in English
  • WED 28.10., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German

November

  • SUN 01.11., 09.00 – 12.30  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Body, mind and prana in English/German
  • WED 04.11., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German
  • WED 11.11., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German
  • SUN 15.11., 09.00 – 12.30  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Body, mind and prana in English/German
  • WED 18.11., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German
  • SAT 21.11., 10.00 – 13.00 Khenpo Tamphel
    Teachings on  “Coemergent Unification by Lord Phagmodrupa” Part 2 (read more) in Englisch
  • WED 25.11., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German
  • SUN 29.11., 09.00 – 12.30  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Body, mind and prana in English/German

Dezember

  • SAT 05.12., 10.00 – 13.00 Khenpo Tamphel
    Teachings on  “Coemergent Unification by Lord Phagmodrupa” Part 3 (read more) in Englisch
  • WED 09.12., 19.00 – 20.15  Drubpön Rachel & Giorgio (MRZ)
    Teachings on Meditation in English/German
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South India’s Daily Wagers need our help https://drikung-europe.org/daily-wagers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=daily-wagers Mon, 04 May 2020 17:11:46 +0000 https://drikung-europe.org/?p=7337

In South India, among those most affected by the pandemic are the daily wagers. They have lost their jobs and are facing immense difficulty in surviving without transportation, food and medicines during the current lockdown. Most daily wagers make only $8 per day when they are working.

Ayang Rinpoche is initiating a charity program to distribute food to these poorest families. In this way, the monastery and Drikung Charitable Society can make sure the daily wagers receive necessities directly into their hands.

If you, or any of Rinpoche’s students and their friends and families, would like to join in this food distribution initiative, you are welcome to donate either through the world-wide Amitabha Foundations or directly to the monastery’s account. They would appreciate receiving the funds by May 3. (Later transferred donations are most welcome too and very helpful.)

Your can make an offering through the account of Amitabha Foundation Germany. You may make a one-time or recurring gift of any amount, or at one of the suggested levels:

  • $24 for 3 day’s wages
  • $56 for one week’s wages
  • $240 for one month’s wages

Rinpoche welcomes you to include names for dedication. Please use the field in the payment to include your names.

May all beings benefit by our generosity!

Becky
For Ayang Rinpoche and everyone at Amitabha Foundation USA

News from End of April

Food distribution to 3000 poor households in rural villages due to the loss of job as a result of the lockdown to contain the spread of the corona virus.

More pictures and videos

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Please Help Lho Ontul Rinpoche Feed The People Of Tsopema https://drikung-europe.org/please-help-lho-ontul-rinpoche-feed-the-people-of-tsopema/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=please-help-lho-ontul-rinpoche-feed-the-people-of-tsopema Mon, 04 May 2020 16:59:34 +0000 https://drikung-europe.org/?p=7332

Show Your Love Through Giving

Fundraising for Tso Pema: A Community in Need of Food

Dear Dharma brothers and sisters,

We all are in the midst of unprecedented times which have inflicted much suffering due to COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the hard lockdown controls in India, many people are suffering because they are not able to earn daily wages to put food on their table and situation continues to become dire.

In order to combat the sufferings inflicted by COVID-19, Ontul Rinpoche’s monastery is planning on providing a basic food package to each needy family; local poor Indians and Tibetans (monks and lay man) who are under the poverty line. The cost of food package estimated at Rs800 which is around $11 that will serve 1 week of meal to all local residents of Tso Pema. With more than 200 people in the monastery’s area including Tibetans, local Indians and migrant workers, the cost of the food to last for a week is about $2200. Also,the Rinpoches (Ontul Rinpoche and his son Ratna Rinpoche) will be giving monetary donation to the local organization that will help people in crisis due to the COVID-19.

The long-term goal of the monastery would be to provide masks, hand sanitizers and other basic needs to Tso Pema residents who have become victims of the pandemic. The local residents of Tso Pema have minimal support and this contribution will bring immense value.

Support for the monastery

Also, Ontul Rinpoche’s monastery in Tso Pema, India is also facing many challenges. The day to day monastery operation is directly dependent on the income raised by café, small shop, guest houses, butter lamp offering and offering of pujas to the monks, however due to lock down everything has come to a standstill. The monastery’s Net Income was between Rs 50,000 to 60,000 for the month of December and January (peak season) but in the month of February was Rs 500 only due to the severe lockdown measures. There are more than 60 people including monks, nuns and lay people that live in the monastery.

Therefore, I am taking this initiative to contact all disciples, friends and those who are connected to Ontul Rinpocheto come forward with any donations that will go directly to much needed people in Tso Pema.

How to donate:

  • If you wish to send the donation directly to the monastery, please find the bank account details here (please mention the purpose as “COVID19 welfare measures”)
  • In Europe you can transfer your donation to the account of Lotussee Drikung Dharma Center in Hamburg, Germany
    Please write an email to lotusseehamburg@web.de for the bank details.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this email and prayers to you and your family from this pandemic.

Wangchuk Lhamo (daughter of Drikung Lho Ontul Rinpoche)

Under the auspicious guidance of H.E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche and Ratna Rinpoche la, the Drikung Kagyu Monastery at Tsopema (Rewalsar) has initiated the Covid19 Welfare Measures with the aim of providing help to the vulnerable daily workers from other states, poor local Indians and Tibetans living in and around Tsopema (Rewalsar).

On the 2nd of May, H.E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche la blessed the Covid19 Welfare Measures with his presence along with the Chairman and the Secretary of Rewalsar Municipality.

The Drikung Covid19 Welfare Measures has so far successfully distributed 3060 kilograms of essential food items to 170 families. Each of the needy family received 18 kilograms of Rice, Flour, lentil, Onions, Potatoes, cooking oil, Salt, Sugar, Tea and Milk.

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Meditation practice against the pandemic by H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Tinle Lhundup (+Parnashavari text download) https://drikung-europe.org/parnashavari/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=parnashavari Mon, 13 Apr 2020 06:39:40 +0000 http://testbk.drikung-europe.org/?p=7164

Announcement of H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Thinley Lhundup –

Due to the worldwide outbreak of the Corona virus (COVID-19) I contact all Drikung Kagyü monasteries and centers as well as ordained and lay practitioners with the request to practice the Dakini Parnashavari daily and to recite the mantra. She is the highest mother of all Buddhas and appears in this form to pacify diseases. Some time ago I published the very short Sadhana of Dakini Parnashavari. Today I would like to present this new compilation of the practice of Dakini Parnashavari from the collected works of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön. Even the verses in this work are quotes of his writings.

If you want to learn more about the Kalash Sadhana by Dakini Parnashavari, you can search for it in the collected works of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön. I request that this Sadhana will be translated into as many languages ​​as possible so that it can spread far and wide. This practice requires that everyone practices it with love and compassion.

I pray that this practice will quickly overcome all the negative deeds and obstacles of both the deceased and the living and will quickly establish them in enlightenment.

Konchok Tenzin Kunzang Thinley Lhundup, better known as Gyalwa Drikungpa, on the 16th day of the first Tibetan month of the Iron Mouse Year (March 10, 2020), Escondido, USA.

Oral transmission (tib. Lung) from H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Tinle Lhundrup (Praise, Mantra, Dedication)

NEW! Recitation of Parnashavari mantra by H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Tinle Lhundrup (Youtube)

NEW! Parnashavari thangka (download 32 MB)

NEW! Explanation of Parnashavari mantra (pdf file)

The Sadhana of Parnashavari

An English translation of the Sadhana, which His Holiness has compiled, was prepared by the Rinchenpal Translation Project. By clicking on the links below, the three versions with different format can be downloaded as PDF files.

New Version Parnashavari Sadhana English RTP (Tibetan format)

Parnashavari_Sadhana_A5_English updated (A5 brochure)

Parnashavari_Sadhana_Tib_English updated (Tibetan format)

If you want to have a printed text of the sadhana, you can order it from the Mandala online shop: The Parnashavari Sadhana

Videos

Drubpön Lhundrup gave general explanations for the practice in the current situation on March 21st and also briefly explained the practice of Parnashavari and practiced the short version together with others. The video can be seen on facebook. The practice begins after 56 min.

NEW! On April 1st H.E. Choeze Kuchen Rinpoche gave an oral transmission of the Parnashavari sadhana and teachings for the practice on facebook. You can listen the mantra with music on YouTube.

NEW! Drubpön Kunsang gave teachings in English and German on Parnashavari practice on April 5th on facebook.

NEW!  Drubpön Tsering gave the empowerment, the teaching on meditation and the practice of Parnashavari each in one session. The links to the vidos of this Parnashavari Retreat are available in the office of Drikung Garchen Institut (info@garchen.de).

Praise and Mantra of Parnashavari

Here you can download a short version Parnashavari practice which contains the praise, mantra and dedication :

Parnashavari_Praise_A5_English (A5 brochure)

Drubpön Kunsang recorded the short version. You can hear it at Youtube.

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Join the Vikramashila Translation Project https://drikung-europe.org/vikramashila/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vikramashila Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:43:26 +0000 https://drikung-europe.org/?p=7205

Vikramashila Research and Translation Project
under the Guidance of Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche

One of the most important projects of the Garchen Foundation is to support scientific research projects in the field of Tibetan Buddhism. The goal is mainly the promotion of text projects, i.e. the translation and printing of ancient Tibetan Buddhist teaching and prayer texts.

Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche, since 2008 Dharma Teacher at the Kagyu College in Dehradun/ India, was enthroned by H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang in 2013 as Khenpo Tripa, supreme teacher of all Drikung monasteries in the exile. In the coming years Khenchen Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche will lead in the Milarepa Retreat Center the text projects of the Vikramashila Translation Committee and provide the necessary teachings for the understanding of these ancient writings. The focus will initially be on writings that were written by Phagmodrupa and by the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön, and also by his immediate disciples in the 13th Century. These texts are available so far only in the Tibetan original, but not in Western languages and therefore they are still completely unknown to most Buddhists in the western world.

More information regarding the Vikramashila Translation Project you can find in this
PDF broschure (download) and on www.garchen-stiftung.de

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H.E. Garchen Rinpoche asks us to practice Green Tara https://drikung-europe.org/h-e-garchen-rinpoche-asks-us-to-practice-green-tara/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=h-e-garchen-rinpoche-asks-us-to-practice-green-tara Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:55:15 +0000 https://drikung-europe.org/?p=7302

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche asks us to recite early in the morning the short „Green Tara Practice“ and to dedicate for example like this:

Dedication

Just as the previous Bhagavan buddhas have perfectly dedicated, just as the future Bhagavan buddhas will perfectly dedicate, and just as the present Bhagavan buddhas perfectly dedicate, like that I too dedicate perfectly.

I confess each and every wrong-doing and rejoice in all merit. I urge and supplicate to all the buddhas: May I attain the highest, most sublime primordial wisdom!

With my palms joined together I wholeheartedly take refuge in all those who possess qualities as vast as an infinite ocean: to the buddhas, the best of humans, who are living in the present, those who have lived in the past, and likewise, those who will come.

This is the supreme dedication and it also includes refuge. It is endowed with great blessings as it was spoken by the Buddha himself.

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