Drupon Rinchen Dorje/Vajrayogini/Dream Yoga/Kurukulle/Sep.10-14/Bristol, VT
- Drupon Rinchen Dorje
Bliss Dakini Retreat
Dream Yoga Practice Instructions
Vajrayogini Empowerment & Teachings
September 10-14, 2009
Bliss Dakini Retreat Schedule
Thursday, September 10
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
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: 2:30-5 & 7-9 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.
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Drupon Rinchen Dorje Bio
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
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
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
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