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Sengey Tsewa Retreat & Birthday Programs

Sengey Tsewa is a particular practice of Prajna Paramita (the practice of Wisdom). Dakini Machig Labdron offered the teaching of Sengey Tsewa (The Revelry with the Lion) to the Great Omniscient Kunkhyen Pema Karpo (the Fourth Gyalwang Drukpa 1527-1592) through his master Awa Dhutipa. Ever since then, it has been the main practice of many historical yogis of Vajrayana Buddhism.

The benefit of the Sengey Tsewa practice can be catagorized into two parts:

  • Through the practice of non-attachment towards one's own body, one will be able to free oneself from sufferings such as diseases, unwanted incidences and accumulate merits to eventually attain the form of Buddha (Rupakaya).
  • Through the practice of non-attachment (Shunyata) towards one's own conceptual thoughts, one will be liberated from the mental distractions and eventually attain the full realization of (Dharmakaya) the complete omniscience (Wisdom of Buddha).
  • The forthcoming Sengey Tsewa Retreat to be held at Druk Amitabha Mountain, led by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, will also include explanation and transmission of Chod practice. There will be live translation in English, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

    On 28th February, before the 6-day retreat, there will be a joint birthday celebration for His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche.

    Live webcast of "Sengey Tsewa Retreat and Birthday Celebrations" will be available on Drukpa Channel. Only the teaching will be broadcast; the sessions on empowerment and visualization will NOT be broadcast, due to the Tantric nature of the Sengey Tsewa practice.


    28th February 2015
    1st March 2015

    Joint birthday celebration of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche

    2nd-6th March 2015

    Sengey Tsewa Retreat

    Registration Deadline: 10th February 2014

    Preparation Practice for the Sengey Tsewa Retreat

    His Holiness has advised that each registrant should accumulate recitation of 10,000 Vajra Guru Mantra prior to joining the retreat. Recitation of 10,000 Vajra Guru Mantra is a commitment for each registrant. If you can recite more, it would be an encouragement to all the masters leading the teaching retreat. We thank you in advance. Submit your mantra count at the beginning of the teaching retreat. A monk/nun will be going around getting the count from you. We have prepared a mantra counting sheet to assist all registrants in recording the recitation count. Please click the above button to download counting sheet. Below is the recommended sequence of practice for each session of mantra recitation.