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21November2017

Birthday Celebration 2017

TEACHING & MEDITATION

As the world faces uncertainties, increasing insecurity and diminishing comfort due to environmental issues, terrorism and a decline in moral responsibility, His Holiness decides to use his birthday celebration as an opportunity to share his thoughts and to impart the skilful method passed down from Lord Buddha and great masters to attain success and happiness amidst challenges we face today. This 5-day gathering at Druk Amitabha Mountain, the answers will unfold gradually.

EVENING PRACTICE OF SENGEY TSEWA

Prajna Paramita literally means "Perfection of Wisdom", a central concept in Mahayana Buddhism and its practice and understanding are taken to be indispensable elements of the Bodhisattva path. It was expounded by Lord Buddha during the Second Turning of Dharma.

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).

Program will be live webcast at Drukpa Channel.

Programs

4-8 March 2017

TEACHING, MEDITATION, PRACTICE & BIRTHDAY 

5 March 2017

WESTERN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Registration Deadline: 20th February 2017

Preparation Practice

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.