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International Konchog Chidu Drubchod retreat
December 26, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Danakosha Ling has a great joy to announce that Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche will lead a Konchok Chidu drubchod retreat in Finland from December 26th 2019 to January 1st 2020. 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.
In addition, this year we intend to make 100 thousand tshog offerings (tib.: tshog ‘bum).
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. Padmasambhava says: If someone even just opens a book of this text, the surroundings become rich and peaceful, and all wars become reduced. If you have devotion and wish to practice this text, it has the power of giving you the attainment of a pure land, even to an animal. These blessings of this profound teaching have not diminished, and therefore receiving this teaching is more precious than finding a wish fullfilling jewel. Even if you have doubt about this dharma, or you think that it’s impossible to receive these blessings, your bad karma will be purified and you will enter the path of liberation.
The accumulation of merit is one of the most important parts of the path of enlightenment. There are many ways to accumulate merit. One of the highest ways is accumulation through the drubchod – “great accomplishment offering”. That means opening the mandalas of the yidam deities and pure gathering of samaya of all the Vajra brothers and sisters, practice of the generation and accomplishment stage with supreme motivation. On such a special occasion, the accomplishment of merit multiplies immeasurably.
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Danakosha Ling, 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: 100 € for the whole duration of the retreat in a shared two-person room, or 66 € for Danakosha room donors. You can bring your own bed sheets, or rent from us for 8 €. There are also available a few beds in smaller rooms some distance from the center for 25 € / night. You can also arrange accommodation yourself.
The participation fee is to be paid by cash on arrival. You can pay the accommodation fee in cash on arrival, or by bank transfer before the event to the following account:
FI98 5080 0620 0969 19
Reference number: 1546
Please register by December 12th using this form.