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4 -14 July, 2015

(Preparatory Course: 4 July 7:00 - 6 July 12:00)
Drupchen itself: 6 July 18:00 - 14 July 9:00

Dear friends, We are very happy to announce that the enrolment for the Vajrasattva Drupchen 2015 in Dharma City is well in progress and everyone is very welcome to join us for this ultimate practice.

A drupchen is a group practice in the form of a meditation retreat which belongs to the Vajrayana tradition and is guided by an experienced teacher. During the seven or ten days of the retreat, practitioners continuously perform the sadhana, offer the tsok feast and recite the drupchen prayers and mantra. It is done in shifts so that the participants can rest between the recitations.

The Minling Dorsem (Vajrasattva) Sadhana was discovered by Minling Terdak Lingpa and is well known and practiced in every school of the Nyingma and Sarma traditions. So there are a lot of blessings of many masters and lineage holders. If we practice it with the correct attitude and view, it will work as a very powerful tool in order to purify all our sicknesses, obstacles, hindrances, wrong concepts and karma. It will also work as a perfect means to gain realization or siddhi so that we can attain the ultimate result of buddhahood.

Patrul Rinpoche established the tradition of practicing this Drupchen in Europe according to the suggestion of his root teacher Drukpa Rinpoche during the summer of 2010. Since that time, the drupchen has been held by him every year without interruption.

PREPARATORY COURSE (4 July 7:00 - 6 July 12:00 )
We are progressing every year. We rejoice a lot to see that some members of our sangha seriously take responsibility for the continuation of this tradition in Europe and keep on studying and investigating diligently to find the correct way to meditate, to visualize, to follow the sadhana, to prepare and to take care of the vajra master, assembly and mandala during the sadhana (chopons’ task.) We are also trying to find the correct way to chant all the melodies, which is the umdzes’ task, to play all the music instruments, or to make mudras and so on. We will happily share all those knowledges with everyone who joins the preparatory course which is held ahead of the drupchen for three days. GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE COURSE PAYMENT It is said that a drupchen is a powerful means to accumulate merits ; it is traditionally sponsored by sangha members to provide the opportunity to everyone who wishes to join the practice for free. So we have a strong wish to become able to invite anyone to join our drupchen on such conditions in future.

Unfortunately, due to our difficult financial conditions until now, we could not provide such possibility. This time we are very happy to inform that we progressed in this our wish. Matthieu, one of Rinpoche's students, decided to support the cost of all the meals during the seven days of the drupchen for everyone who will join the drupchen this year! We highly rejoice about such a great accumulation of merits and apologize that all other expenses still should be covered by all participants.

DEADLINE (the 20th of June, 2015)
Please be aware that this year we set the deadline of registration on 20th June, 2015 in order to help the coordination team to prepare the necessary amount of texts, food and accommodations. Please note that after the deadline, the reservation of accommodations and the distribution of practice materials could not be guaranteed.

Please find all the details about the drupchen on our website:

All the best, hope to meet you soon in Dharma City, The Coordination Team for The Vajrasattva Drupchen 2015
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