Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik Drupchen

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Following the auspicious visit by Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche to Aloka Meditation Centre during October 2018, we are very pleased to announce that a Drupchen will be held at Aloka Meditation Centre from February 1-9, 2020. 

We are honoured that Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Neten Chokling Rinpoche, Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Tsetrul Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Tsawa Rinam Rinpoche, and the Lamas and Monks of Pema Ewam Choegar Gyurmeling Monastery have all kindly accepted the invitation to conduct this ceremony.  

The Drupchen will be on the Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik, a long-life Tara practice revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. This practice contributes powerfully to dispel obstacles and sufferings of all kinds, individually and collectively, with a profound effect on the longevity of one’s life. It is said that this practice has an immense positive power, not only on the place where the practice takes place, but on every being connected to those who participate, from near or far.

This Drupchen will be followed by the Ushnishavijaya Puja, from February 12-14, 2020. Ushnishavijaya is a manifestation of all the merit contained within the Buddha’s topknot, which is also represented as the wisdom of non-duality. The Puja will involve the making of significant offerings, recitation of the dharani/mantra, and circumambulation of the mandala in order to accumulate merit for the benefit of all sentient beings.

 

Schedule 

Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik Drupchen: February 1-9, 2020

Ushnishavijaya Puja: February 12-14, 2020

This event will take place at Aloka Meditation Centre, 50 Ross Road, Peats Ridge NSW, Australia. 

 

Organisation

This event is being organised by the Australian Buddhist Mission Inc.  

More information on the Aloka Meditation Centre can be found here.

 

Registration 

Registration is mandatory.  There will be no compulsory registration fee for this event. However due to the significant costs of making this event a reality, we humbly make the appeal for those who have the capacity, to contribute financially using the following methods below.

This Drupchen ceremony will involve many invited guests, including over forty Lamas and Monks, with costs such as air travel, visas, insurance, food and accommodation. There are also significant expenses involved to host an event of this large scale, including the hire of several large marquee structures and associated infrastructure, as well as many items necessary for the preparation of the ceremonies. Rather than seeking to cover the costs by asking everyone for a high participation fee, we appeal to your generosity to make this auspicious event possible.

However as a guide, we suggest a donation of A$50 per day. Any additional donations will be very gratefully received. All proceeds collected will go entirely towards covering the costs of this event.

You must register for both events individually:

To register for the Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik Drupchen (February 1-9, 2020) click here.

To register for the Ushnishavijaya Puja (February 12-14, 2020) click here.

 

Donation Methods

We have attempted to make donating to this event as simple as possible.  Of the two methods available, a direct bank transfer is preferred as there are no payment processing fees.

GiveNow does have payment processing fees of around 1%.

Please register on Eventbrite but use the bank transfer or GiveNow options to make your donation.

  1. Direct bank transfer
    • BSB: 032016
    • Account Number: 616121
    • Account Name: Dhammaduta Foundation Incorporated
    • SWIFT: WPACAU2S
  2. GiveNow donation platform – https://www.givenow.com.au/cpndrupchen

 

Accommodation

There will not be any accommodation available at Aloka for participants. Please click here for a number of suggestions, together with discounted group rates which we have organised specially for this event.

 

Transport

Directions to Aloka can be found here.

We anticipate a large number of vehicles and unfortunately parking is limited on site and around the property.  We encourage participants to carpool as much as possible in order to avoid congestion in the area. Once our allocated car parking is filled, you may have to walk from the next available parking zone to Aloka (and this may be 15 minutes away by foot) so please try to carpool where possible for the collective benefit of all participants.

 

Contact

For any questions, please email: cpndrupchen@gmail.com. We ask for your patience on reply times as we are expecting many registrants. We also ask that you DO NOT phone or email Aloka directly, as we have a dedicated team handling all queries for this event. 

 

About Drupchens

A Drupchen is an elaborate ritual meditation and group practice performed continuously (24 hours a day) for 9 days. The practice is led by one or more Lamas and a group of Monks and/or yogis. The participants generally practise during the day sessions and take shifts during the night sessions so that there is a never-ending flow of mantra recitation and meditation practice.

“Drup” means accomplishment and “chen” signifies great or vast. The Drupchen is a remarkably sophisticated tradition with intricate ceremonial procedures performed by the Lamas and Monks. Drupchens have many profound benefits, including helping to purify or prevent obstacles and contributing to peace and harmony in the world.