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    Venerable Drupon Thinley Ningpo Six Yogas of Naropa Retreat Namgyalma Long Life-Healing Empowerment Hevajra Empowerment Six Yogas of Naropa Retreat: Tsa
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      Venerable Drupon Thinley Ningpo
      Six Yogas of Naropa Retreat

      Namgyalma Long Life-Healing Empowerment
      Hevajra Empowerment
      Six Yogas of Naropa Retreat:
      Tsa Lung/Preliminary Tummo "Inner Heat" Teachings

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      Retreat Schedule

      Thursday, July 23
      Namgyalma Long Life/Healing Empowerment
      Time: 7 PM
      Sug. Don. $20
      Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT

      Friday, July 24
      Hevajra Empowerment
      Time: 6:30 PM
      Sug. Don. $30
      Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT

      Saturday-Sunday, July 25-26
      Six Yogas of Naropa Retreat
      Time: 10-12 & 2:30-5 PM both days
      Sug. Don. $120
      Location: 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT

      Monday, July 27
      The Source of Auspicious Good Fortune:
      Smoke Offering Transmission/Practice
      Time: 10am to Noon
      Sug. Don. $20
      Location: Private location in nearby Lincoln, VT.
      Contact us at ddcv@... for address/directions
      ***

      More info on Teachings at www.ddcv.com

      Registration
      For those attending the complete Retreat
      (July 23-27) the suggested donation is $180.
      To Register please email ddcv@... or call t 802-453-3431.
      Work Study and Scholarships Available
      No one turned away for financial reasons.

      Registration can happen at time of teaching or in advance by Paypal.
      Our Paypal account is ddcv@...
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      Teaching Location
      All teachings July 23-26 will take place at 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT 05443.
      Smoke offering will take place at private location in Lincoln, VT, contact
      us for address/directions.



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      Community Housing
      Inexpensive housing is available for $20 per night.
      To reserve this housing ddcv@... or call 802-453-3431.
      Other housing can be found at www.ddcv.com under retreat housing.

      Camping with Facilities
      Inexpensive camping 10 minutes from the teachings is available at
      http://www.maplehillcampsites.com/
      Special rates offered for those attending the teachings.
      ***

      Nearest airport, bus and train station is in Burlington, VT.
      Pickups can be arranged with advanced notice.

      ***


      The Venerable Drupon Thinley Ningpo was born in Nag-chu District of Tibet.
      From his earliest years, the Venerable Thinley Ningpo was distinguished by a
      loving and compassionate nature and an active concern for the welfare of
      others. He entered school at the age of eight, and diligently pursued his
      elementary education. As he became the outstanding student in his school,
      he was rewarded with an appointment as teacher for the lower grades when he
      turned 17 years old. At that time he held a second job as a clerk for the
      municipal government. In addition to his teaching and clerical work, the
      Venerable Thinley Ningpo pursued studies in veterinary medicine. After
      continuing this work for some time, his natural inclination towards religion
      developed into a determination to pursue higher spiritual studies. His
      father supported his decision, and applied to the proper authorities. He
      then entered the 'Brong-ngur Monastery where became a student of the eminent
      Buddhist scholar, Lama Kedrub Siddhi Rinpoche, who chose him from among all
      the new students to be his disciple. He engaged in the study of a wide
      range of Drikung Buddhist traditions, including ritual practices, mandala
      and stupa design and construction and the art of producing bronze images of
      sacred beings. Subsequently, he was made director of the project to
      construct a new main stupa for the monastery. After completing this
      formidable project in an excellent manner, he went on a pilgrimage to
      Drikung Thel Monastery where he met the great yogin and scholar, Drubwang
      Pa-chung Rinpoche. Ven. Thinley Ningpo was inspired to asked for the
      essential precepts for the higher spiritual practices. Recognizing his
      unique abilities, Rinpoche agreed and asked his to return at daybreak. He
      thus was able to receive the profound essence instructions in the practice
      and mastery of the peerless Mahamudra.

      In 1988 Ven. Thinley Ningpo went on a pilgrimage to the sacred places of
      Tibet. This brought him to the western regions where he took a fortuitous
      opportunity to escape to India. This was accomplished through a very
      perilous two-month journey on foot across the Himalaya. Once safely in
      India, he proceeded to the Drikung Kagyu Temple and entered into the
      institute of higher education. After completing his course of study, he was
      appointed as dean of the institute. He served in this capacity for six
      years.

      Ven. Thinley Ningpo spent 1994 in spiritual retreat during which time he
      accomplished all the preliminary practices of the Fife-fold Mahamudra. He
      then went to the Dorje Redrubde hermitage in Alora where he entered into the
      tradition three year retreat, where he accomplished the practices of the
      Fife-fold Mahamudra and the profound path of the Six Yogas of Naropa. He
      participated in the Drikung Kagyu Snake Year teaching retreat where he
      received the entire body of Drikung Kagyu empowerments, transmissions, and
      instructions for advanced practice. In this way he completed the process of
      advanced training in all the profound and sacred traditions of the Drikung
      and earned the title of Drupon "master of spiritual attainment".

      Motivated by his deep and constant desire to help others to attain
      liberation, Ven. Thinley Ningpo traveled to America. He is currently
      Spiritual Director and Retreat Master of the Tibetan Meditation Center in
      Frederick, MD.
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