Join two Amazing Drupchens in Lerab Ling
For Rigpa Students
Drupchen literally means vast accomplishment. It is a form of intensive group practice that epitomizes the depth, power, and precision of Vajrayana, drawing together the entire range of its skilful methods—mystical, ritual, and artistic. A drupchen includes the creation of the mandala house, the complete sadhana practice with visualization, mudra, chant, and music and the continuous day and night practice of mantra.
All Rigpa students are warmly invited to participate in two very special drupchens that will be held at Lerab Ling by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche and over 20 of his senior Lamas and monks from India:
Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik drupchen: 25 October - 2 November
The Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik is a remarkable practice of White Tara that carries great blessings and is particularly profound. It holds a place of special significance to our Sangha, since it has been particularly advised for the long life and good health of Sogyal Rinpoche.
Kurukulle drupchen: 5 - 13 November
The practice of Kurukulle is especially recommended for the work of Sogyal Rinpoche, Lerab Ling and Rigpa, as well as for our own spiritual path. All those who attended the Kurukulle drupchen at Lerab Ling last year can attest to its great power and blessing.
All Rigpa students are strongly encouraged to attend one or both drupchens.
This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself completely in one or both practices and to have a direct experience of the power of participating in a group practice of this magnitude. The benefits of participating in a drupchen are immense and considered to be equal to spending several years in solitary retreat.
Participating in the practice is free however, we kindly suggest
If you would like to sponsor the drupchen and create an auspicious link to its merit, you can make an offering directly online.
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche on Kurukulle
Kurukulle is one of the twenty-one Taras, as Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche himself explained:
“One Tara is the emanation of Kurukulle. There are sadhanas in both India and Tibet for this deity, but the practice we will do in Lerab Ling is the yidam deity of Guru Rinpoche called Zabdun Pema Khandro, whose consort is a male deity, Lhachen (Red Chenrezig).
This terma teaching was revealed at Yegyal Namkha Dzö by Chogyur Dechen Lingpa, who subsequently offered the empowerment to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrul. The teachings were then transmitted through the lineages of Chokgyur Lingpa, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrul.
“For those who accomplish this deity, the supreme siddhi is the ability to meditate easily on the realization of Dzogpachenpo. Ordinary siddhis will increase.
“We will do this practice, which comes from an extraordinary lineage, as a drupchen this November. By attaining the accomplishments of the practice, you will, for example, be able to get projects moving that would otherwise remain stuck, and easily accomplish whatever you wish.
“This practice is being done at this time to ensure that the Dharma teachings remain at Sogyal Rinpoche’s centre for a very long time, and that the ordained sangha continues to flourish and grow. For this reason, it would be extremely beneficial for all Rigpa’s students to take part—it is an exceptional situation.”
If you would like to sponsor one or both drupchens and create an auspicious link to the practice, you can make an offering directly online.
Here you can also dedicate your offering to a loved one or for a particular situation. All dedications we receive will be kept in the temple in front of the Buddha statue and will be honoured at the conclusion of the practices.
Thank you for your generosity!