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10174Drupon Rinchen Dorje/Vajrayogini/Dream Yoga/Kurukulle/Sep.10-14/Bristol, VT

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    Aug 14, 2009
      Drupon Rinchen Dorje
      Bliss Dakini Retreat

      Kurukulle Empowerment
      Dream Yoga Practice Instructions
      Vajrayogini Empowerment & Teachings

      September 10-14, 2008
      Bristol, Vermont


      Bliss Dakini Retreat Schedule

      Thursday, September 10
      Kurukulle Empowerment

      Drubpon Rinchen Dorje will be giving the Kurukulla empowerment as arranged
      by the great Drigung Kagyu master Rigdzin Chvkyi Dragpa. Kurukulla is a
      goddess who embodies the enlightened attractive magnetizing activity of all
      the Buddhas. Through the practice of the magnetizing goddess it is said that
      one may magnetize all beings, sowing love, desire, and devotion in their
      hearts. It is also taught that through the practice of Kurukulla one can
      realize the true meaning of ultimate desire, the inseparable union of bliss
      and emptiness.
      Time: 7 PM
      Sug. Don. $30


      Friday, September 11
      Dream Yoga Practice Instructions

      Drubpon Rinchen Dorje will be giving detailed instructions on the practice
      of dream yoga. He will be teaching from the Exquisite Words of Lord Naropa:
      A Clear Explanation for Practicing the Instructions of the Profound Path of
      the Six Dharmas of Naropa by Rigdzin Chvkyi Dragpa. These instructions
      explain the practices of recognizing dreams, emanating in dreams,
      transforming dreams, abandoning fear in dreams, training in illusions,
      training in pure realms, mixing with the appearances of the daytime, and
      ultimately training in the suchness or ultimate nature of dreams. The
      practice of dream yoga in this context teaches one how to utilize the path
      of the throat chakra in order to gain mastery over the dream state. It is
      taught that if one gains mastery over dreams it is a sign that one will also
      have mastery over the bardo, the state between death and rebirth. Thus, the
      practice of dream yoga is explained to be extremely important.
      Time: 10-12 & 2:30-5 PM
      Sug. Don. $60


      Saturday-Monday, September 12-14
      Vajrayogini Empowerment & Teachings

      Drubpon Rinchen Dorje will be bestowing the empowerment of the Vajrayogini
      of the Two Truths. This particular empowerment of Vajrayogini in the Drigung
      Kagy| lineage comes from a unique tradition. It combines two different
      lineages of the Vajrayogini which arose in ancient India. One stream of the
      lineage originates with the Dakini Princess Lakshminkara, the sister of King
      Indrabhuti. She is regarded as a direct manifestation of Vajrayogini
      herself. This tradition became what was renowned in Tibet as the Chal
      tradition of Vajrayogini. The second tradition comes from the mahasiddha
      Tilopa. He is regarded as a direct manifestation of Chakrasamvara. This
      tradition became what was renowned in Tibet as the Hearing Lineage of
      Vajrayogini. These two streams merged within the Drigung Kagyu lineage and
      have been transmitted as such for centuries.

      Drubpon will then be giving teachings from a vast commentary and sadhana on
      Vajrayogini entitled the Sea of Blessings of the Great Secret. This
      commentary was composed at the end of the 19th century by the famous retreat
      master of Drigung Thil known by the name of Kvnchog Chvkyab. In this
      detailed commentary many of the subtle aspects of Vajrayogini practice are
      explained. The commentary further elucidates the underlying ultimate meaning
      of Vajrayogini, the divine metaphors embodied in her form, and contains pith
      instructions on how to undertake her practice. This is a special opportunity
      to receive such precious teachings from a retreat master who has practiced
      these very instructions.
      Time: 10-12 & 2:30-5 PM All Days
      Sug. Don. $150

      Teaching Location for all events
      2 Elm St. Bristol, VT 05443


      The Sugested Donation for the complete retreat (9/10-14) is $200.
      Those coming for individual parts of retreat please see prices above.
      To Register please email ddcv@...
      or call 802-453-3431
      Work Study and Scholarships Available
      No one turned away for financial reasons.

      Advance registrations are always appreciated.
      Checks can be made out to DDCV and sent to:
      PO Box 252
      Bristol, VT 05443

      You can also pay in advance by Paypal.
      Our Paypal account is ddcv@...

      We can now also accept credit cards. Please contact us directly if you wish
      to pay by credit card.

      More info soon to be posted at www.ddcv.com


      Community Housing
      Inexpensive housing is available for $20 per night. Please contact us at
      ddcv@... if you need housing.

      Other housing such as B&B's can be found on our web page www.ddcv.com under
      the retreat housing link.


      Airport, Bus and Train Pickups
      We can arrange pickups for those coming in to Burlington, VT by Bus, Plane
      or train.


      Drupon Rinchen Dorje Bio

      Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche was born on July 10th, 1967 in the Nagchu
      Province of eastern Tibet, close to the Drikung Kagyu Monastery, Rusar.

      Having great altruistic motivation for virtuous deeds from early childhood
      in 1984 he entered Tana Monastery, receiving his vows as a novice (getsul)
      monk from Tulku Nyendrak Gyaltsen Rinpoche. While helping with the
      reconstruction of the Monastery, he received teachings on the Fivefold Path
      of Mahamudra and Kunsang Lama's Words of Profound Instruction, Dzogchen's
      Great Completion Parting from Samsara and Nirvana, Pointing Out the Nature
      of Mind, and other teachings from Tulku Nyendrak Gyaltsen Rinpoche. Rinpoche
      has also received Chakrasamvara according to Drilbupa, including the
      empowerment, scriptural transmission, and pith instructions from Tulku
      Thogme Rinpoche. In
      1993 he left Tibet for India.

      On his way to India he made a pilgrimage to the sacred Mount Kailash.
      Tibetan Buddhists call the mountain Kang Rimpoche, the 'Precious One of
      Glacial Snow', and regard it as the dwelling place of Demchog (also known as
      Chakrasamvara) and his consort, Dorje Phagmo. In exile Drupon Dorje joined
      the Drikung Kagyu Institute in 1993, and has received instruction in
      philosophy, Gongchig, Theckchen Tenying, Dhagpo Thargyan, and Uttaratantra
      from Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen and other profound teachers of the Lineage.
      In 1995 Drupon Dorje received full ordination (gelong) vows from His
      Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, and in the same year
      accomplished the ngondro practices of Mahamudra and the grand mantra
      recitation of Chakrasamvara. In 1996, he received initiation into the
      Profound Path of the Six Yogas of Naropa.
      Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche has completed two (2) three-year retreat
      courses, one at Almora and one at Lachi, holy retreat place of the great
      yogi, Milarepa.
      He has received profound instructions too numerous to mention during these

      In 2005, he received the five-deities Hevajra according to Marpa's tradition
      of empowerment, transmission and instructions from His Holiness the Drikung
      Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, and in 2006 he completed the grand mantra
      recitation of glorious Hevajra's fire puja at the Almora retreat center.
      Hence for his accomplishments he was awarded the title, Drupon, meaning
      "Retreat Master."

      Currently, Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche is the Resident Lama for both the
      Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle - Madison, Wisconsin and their sister sangha,
      Chicago Ratna Shri. Drupon Rinchen Dorje will also be the retreat master for
      the three year retreat that will be begining at the Garchen Institute in
      January 2010.
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