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SPECIAL 4-DAY MANI DRUPCHEN - September 19 thru 22, 2019 @ DDSC Temple

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SPECIAL MANI DRUPCHEN with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche - Drupon Phuntsok - Ado Lama - Jigme Lama at DDSC Temple, Sep 19 thru 22, 2019, 9AM - 6PM

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SPECIAL MANI DRUPCHEN with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche - Drupon Phuntsok - Ado Lama - Jigme Lama at DDSC Temple

Sep 19 thru 22, 2019, 9AM - 6PM

with Avalokiteshvara Empowerment on Thursday, Sep 19 at 7 PM

This Mani Drupchen will start each day at 9 AM and end at 6 PM. There will be daily teachings and practices. Shrine room practice books and lunches will be provided.
Overnight stay at DDSC is encouraged, accommodations at $15/night are limited. There will be no breakfasts or dinners for overnight practitioners.

Drupchen is a traditional form of meditation retreat in Tibetan Buddhism and is regarded as a very powerful practice. The Mani drubchen requires prayers and recitation of the heart mantra of Avalokiteshvara Compassion Buddha, known as the Mani mantra, OM MANI PADME HUNG, by practitioners throughout the period of the retreat.

The great benefits of reciting the Mani mantra are described again and again in both sutras and tantras. It is taught that the merit of reciting even one Mani mantra is inconceivable. The Mani mantra is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of all eighty-four thousand sections of the Buddha's teachings. The Mani mantra carries the power to purify our mind's obscurations and develop genuine love, compassion, and inner peace within individual, within the community and the world.

Garchen Rinpoche has spoken many times of the benefits of this practice and teaches that one successful mantra retreat is equivalent to seven years of personal retreat in the magnitude of blessing accumulated. Also, Buddha Sakyamuni himself explained where the 6 syllables Mani mantra come from. It comes from love. So, the essence of the 6 syllables is the same as the 6 paramitas.

The Mani Drupchen will have both daytime and afternoon sessions, and chanting of the Mani mantra will be continuous for the duration of the retreat. Although this will be a continual retreat with residential participants, everyone is welcome to attend at any time during the retreat as their schedule allows.

Participating in this Mani Drupchen will help to bring about the closing of the six realms of cyclic existence and gradually lead sentient beings to be free from suffering. Together, we dedicate the merits for world peace, prosperity and well-being to everyone.

DRIKUNG DHARMA SURYA

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