Danakosha Dharma Center has a great joy to announce that Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche will lead a Konchok Chidu drubchod retreat in Finland from December 26th 2016 to January 1st 2017. Drubchod is an especially powerful group retreat, and its purpose is to pacify all obstacles, obscurations and sicknesses, increase virtues, accumulate merit, and increase prosperity for all sentient beings and particularly our own surroundings. It is important to do positive actions when the year changes. If you have had a great year, it's a result of your own virtuous actions and a blessing of the three jewels and three roots, so we thank them for their kindness, and wish that the next year will be equally auspicious. If the year has been difficult, we wish the difficulties end, and new good things happen in the next year.
This is Danakosha's yearly winter drubchod retreat. It's a very important event and we wish that there will be many participants, and that particularly all members of Danakosha's sangha participate.
Konchok Chidu means the "Embodiment of the Precious Ones." It is a Guru Rinpoche practice which encompasses all the Three Roots - outer peaceful Padmasambhava as the Guru, inner wrathful Padmasambhava as the Yidam, and secret Padmasambhava in the form of Simhamukha as the Dakini, as well as a long life form of Padmasambhava. The terma was discovered by the terton Jatson Nyingpo, a reincarnation of Nyongben Tingzin Zangpo, a close student of Padmasambhava, who attained the rainbow body. Konchog Chidu is a very profound and wide cycle of teachings, and it is one of the highest and most secret way of accomplishing Padmasambhava's mind.
You can read more about Konchog Chidu here.
This is the year of Guru Rinpoche, and therefore we will offer a Guru Rinpoche tsog for the end of the year. We will also commemorate the anniversary of the parinirvana of H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche.
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Danakosha Dharma Center, and he is the first Tibetan Buddhist lama to reside permanently in Finland by the request of his disciples. He has received teachings from the most prominent Buddhist teachers of our time, such as Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche and Kyabje Tsetrul Rinpoche. He has graduated from Mindrolling Monastery's college as a certified holder of sutric and tantric teachings.
26.12. Starts at 19:00
27.12. - 31.12.
6 - 8: Practice
8 - 9: Breakfast
9 - 11:30: Practice
11:30 - 14 Lunch break
14 - 15:30 Practice
15:30 - 16 Tea break
16 - 18: Practice
6 - 10: Practice and receiving the blessings of the week's practice. Everybody is very welcome to receive the blessings, even if they have not participated in the drubchod. Receiving the blessings starts at 9:00. You can also come to the beginning of the morning session, if you wish.
Location: Danakosha Ling, Forssantie 37, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland.
Price: 180 €, or 150 € for Danakosha members, students, and the unemployed.
Accommodation: This year accommodation fee is based on your generosity - you can choose yourself if and how much you wish to pay. The accommodation is very basic dormitory style - please bring your own sleeping bag.
Registrations by December 12th.