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7 days retreat and 3 days drupchen.

Jan 23, 2019 - The 7 days, 4th Annual Retreat on the Preliminary practice of the Great Perfection of Heart Essence of Longchen, (Dzogpa Chenpo Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro), and 3-days 5th Annual Drupchoe on Lama Rigdzin Dhuepa has ended with offerings of 1000 butter lamp prayers at Rigde Maha Guru Monastery, Sarjung, Samdrup Jongkhar. The retreat began from 7th January till 13th January, 2019 and followed by three days Drupchey, which was ended on 16th January, 2019. 

During the retreat, more than 200 practitioners has come to attend the program. It was so encouraging to see zealous, dedicated and committed practitioners coming to attend the program by keeping aside the daily important works, leisure time, travelling from long distance with bumpy roads, facing extreme cold weather, and even sacrificing kids behind. It was also a touching moment to see some brave mothers with new born babies on lap, feeding on off times. At the end of the day, it is the true crux and nectar that makes the warmth in every devotee’s passionate art.

Unlike before, this year the program was organized in a different manner, where morning and evening session are to be practiced individually in respective tents. The Kudrung blows Dungkar, nine times as a symbol of nine paths, exactly at 03:00 AM, as a rising bell. It was really an awakening sound, which makes everyone to wake up and start with practice, and exactly at 09:00 PM, again the Kudrung blows Dungkar, and everyone rest into bed. During the day, along with practice of offerings, and prayers, received complete preaching with oral transmission and empowerment on the preliminary practice and pith instructions as well. 

The natural benevolence of the monastery makes more adventurous as morning dews are glittering with the glimmering rising sun rays. Birds chirping and bees buzzing upon the blossoming rhododendron flowers, leaves and branches are dancing through a chilly wind, and the rhymes of mantras and prayers echoing all through thee space, while all are kept in silence. The days are filled with full of blessings spontaneously showering with the drops of heart essence of preaching with oral transmission, and empowerment from the clean source of bourbon. The door to enlightenment has opened and made so close, with only bagasse to remove defilements, and to do so, devotion is the key.

The devotees all mumbling after the program, resting in an experiences within, with sighs in satisfaction making prayers to have such opportunity never missed in days ahead, and also making prayers for those never heard of it. May all get this rarest opportunity and reach into the fathom of deluded beings and open the door to enlightenment, clearing all obscurations purifying the stage of an occult leaving not a piece of rag behind.   

“MAKE HAPPY DAYS AHEAD”

111th National Day of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Dec 17, 2018 - With deepest respect and gratitute Rigde Maha Guru Chhoetshok join the Nation in Celebrating the joyous occassion of the 111th National Day of the Kingdom of Bhutan under the glorious reigns of our beloved Monarchs.

So our heartfelt prayers to our beloved wangchuck dynasty and endless peace in the country.

We pay our tribute to serve the TSA-WA-SUM with utmost dedication and loyalty.

PELDEN DRUKPA GYELO!

Annual Retreat and Drupchoe of 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - Announcement
This is to inform all the practitioners that the annual retreat & Drupchoe date is finalized as given below:-

- [x] 4th - 6th January: 1st Annual Ngondro Dupa Retreat for Ngondro Dupa practitioners & interested general public.
- [x] 7th - 13th January: 4th Annual Ngondro Geypa Retreat (only for practitioners)
- [x] 14th - 16th January: 5th Annual Rigde Maha Guru Drupchoe

***Report one day ahead of the program

Those who are attending the above program should bring the following things:-
1. Personal tent & rechargeable lamp
2. Sleeping bag/ blanket & mattress
3. Bangchung & 2 phob (big one)
4. Tingshak (Ngondro Geypa only)
5. Chod Drum, khangdung & drelbu (Ngondro Geypa only)
6. Mendrel Tshombu (Ngondro Geypa only)
7. Home made Tshogzey & fruits for Tshog offering.

“If u miss this years retreat, u may be able to attend next year but that will be the 5th Annual Retreat & not 4th”.


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