May 16th – 24th, 2020

With Tromge Jigme Rinpoche, Chagdud Khadro,
Lama Padma and other Chagdud Gonpa Lamas.

Due to the ongoing national emergency regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and the recommendations of the CDC, the Chenrezig drubchen has been canceled. As the safety of our visitors and staff is of utmost importance to us, we will reschedule the drubchen later in the year after it is deemed safe for groups to gather together.

A Drubchen (“Great Accomplishment Practice”) is an eight-day intensive that uses a traditional mandala as the support for ritual, meditation and mantra recitation. Considered one of the most effective means for purifying obscurations and gathering merit and wisdom, Guru Padmasambhava prophesied that for a practitioner with pure motivation and concentration a Drubchen is equivalent to one year of solitary practice.

Meditating on, or merely thinking of, Chenrezig’s form refines away the effects of selfishness, confusion and negativity, and forges a link with unbiased compassion. Eventually, a realization dawns that the brilliantly clear and empty form of Chenrezig, together with all its inexhaustible qualities, is not other than one’s own true nature. As the brilliance of that realization intensifies, the compassionate activities of Chenrezig completely pervade all realms of existence bringing immeasurable benefit to all beings.

Reciting the six-syllable mantra of Chenrezig, OM MANI PADME HUNG, ensures the accomplishment of the six transcendent perfections of generosity, ethical conduct, patience, perseverance, meditation and sublime knowing. OM MANI PADME HUNG refines away the six afflictive emotions and reveals the six aspects of timeless awareness. OM MANI PADME HUNG closes the door to rebirth in the six realms of samsara. The effects of reciting OM MANI PADME HUNG are truly astonishing.

Within the context of this Drubchen, we will join together to meditate on the Chenrezig practices contained in the terma cycle of Tromge Kusum Gongdu, The Enlightened Intent of the Three Kayas. We will also be performing a Ceremony for the Deceased.  This ceremony is performed at the height of the Drubchen for the benefit of those who have died, wherever they may be wandering in the six realms or the intermediate state.  By invoking their consciousness and purifying the subtle causes of suffering, they can find ease from fear and pain. At the conclusion, their consciousness is sent directly to the blissful pure realm of Amitabha Buddha.


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