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Danakosha Ling’s annual Kochog Chidu Drubchod

Danakosha Ling has the great joy to announce that Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche will lead a Konchog Chidu drubchod retreat in Finland from December 26th, 2022 to January 1st, 2023.

Drubchod is an especially powerful group retreat. Its purpose is to pacify all obstacles, obscurations, and sicknesses, increase virtues, accumulate merit, and increase prosperity for all sentient beings in particular our own surroundings.

This is Danakosha’s annual winter retreat. It’s a very important event and we wish that there will be many participants especially all members of Danakosha’s sangha. Last years it has been difficult or impossible to organize a large, international gathering. This year it seems possible to have the event in its whole extent. To celebrate this we will this year focus on accumulating merit by making 100,000 tsog offerings.

The retreat will begin on the evening of December 26th and will conclude on the morning of January 1st. 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.

The Konchog Chidu drubchod practice

Konchog Chidu, meaning the “Embodiment of the Precious Ones” is a very profound and wide cycle of teachings. In brief, 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.

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 fulfilling 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 accumulation of merit multiplies immeasurably.

Read more about the retreat here.

More about the teacher

Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche is a reincarnation of the Tibetan master Rogza Sonam Palge and the spiritual director of Danakosha Ling center in Finland. He has received teachings from the most prominent Buddhist teachers of our time, such as Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche and Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. He has graduated from Mindrolling Monastery’s college as a certified holder of sutric and tantric teachings.

Retreat schedule and registration

The retreat will begin at 19:00 on December 26th and will conclude on the morning of January 1st.

Monday, 26.12: Starts at 19:00

Tuesday 27.12. – Saturday 31.12:
6:00 – 8:00 Practice
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30 Practice
11:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Practice
15:30 – 16:00 Tea break
16:00 – 18:00 Practice

Sunday, January 1st 2023
6:00 – 10:00 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.
11:00 Lunch

Location: Danakosha Ling, Forssantie 37, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland.

Price: 200 €, or 170 € for Danakosha members, students, and the unemployed.

Accommodation: 120 € for the whole duration of the retreat in a shared two-person room, or 86 € for Danakosha room donors. Please bring your own bed sheets, or rent from us for 8 €. You can also arrange accommodation yourself.

The participation fee and accommodation fee are to be paid by bank transfer before the event to the following account:

Account name: Danakosha Ling
IBAN: FI98 5080 0620 0969 19
BIC/SWIFT: OKOYFIHH
Reference number: 1672
Bank name: Jokioisten Osuuspankki
Bank address: Keskuskatu 12, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland

Please register here by December 12th, 2022.

Those who are unable to attend the drubchod, may nonetheless have a connection with it and accumulate merit through offering to cover the expenses. There are many costs in organizing a drubchod, such as the daily tsog and butter lamp offerings, flowers etc. It is a Tibetan custom to offer for example the meals for everyone for one day.

If you would like to participate in such a way by giving an offering(*), please send us an email to info@danakosha.org, and make the offering to the following account:

Account name: Danakosha Ling
IBAN: FI79 5080 0620 1119 08
BIC: OKOYFIHH
Reference number: 6622
Bank name: Jokioisten Osuuspankki
Bank address: Keskuskatu 12, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland

(*) Danakosha Ling organizes the collection of these funds in accordance with Finnish law and under our official collection permit no. RA/2022/1337, which allows us, as a primary use of these donations, to cover the costs of our premises in Forssantie 37, Jokioinen and the costs of our activities therein. Funds can be used for maintenance charges, financial charges, maintenance costs, such as electricity, water and waste management fees, and the costs of activities, such as building a religious construction, a stupa. A secondary use of the funds which is allowed under the permit is covering the costs of religious events.

Looking forward to seeing you and practicing together!

The Danakosha Team

Hourly Schedule

Opening Night (Monday, 26.12)

19:00 - 21:00
Opening Night
Speakers:
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche

Practice Days (Tuesday 27.12 – Saturday 31.12)

6:00 - 8:00
Practice
Speakers:
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche
8:00 - 9:00
Breakfast
9:00 - 11:30
Practice
Speakers:
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche
11:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30
Practice
Speakers:
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche
15:30 - 16:00
Tea Break
16:00 - 18:00
Practice
Speakers:
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche

Final Day

6:00 - 10:00
Practice and Dedication
Speakers:
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche
11:00 - 12:00
Lunch
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche

Date

Dec 26 2022 - Jan 01 2023

Time

All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 26 2022 - Jan 01 2023
  • Time: All Day

Cost

€200.00

Location

Danakosha Ling

Organizer

Danakosha Ling
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