Saturday, 05 September 2020 13:25

Guru Dewa text

 

guru dewa chenpo

This particular practice of Guru Dewa comes from a mind treasure of Drubwang Shakya Shri. Shakya Shri transferred the practice to Lama Sonam Zangpo from Bhutan, who transmitted it to Gyeltsen Tulku Rinpoche

Price: £10 including 1st class Royal Mail postage to anywhere in the UK - contact us for postage costs to other locations

 

Saturday, 05 September 2020 11:59

Zoom teaching with Venerable Drubpon Ngawang

DrubponPlouray2We are happy to announce that the Venerable Drubpon Ngawang will be giving a two-day teaching via Zoom on the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.

The teachings will be based on the Guru Dewa text and will cover some of the fundamental aspects of Buddhist philosophy, as well as explanations on the generation and completion stages of Vajrayana Buddhism,

There will be two sessions each day, starting at 10 am and 2 pm and each session will last two hours. We are also fortunate that Tsunma Ngawang Jinpa will be acting as translator on this occasion

The costs of the teachings is £12.50 for a single day or £20 for the weekend.

Please follow this link to book.

Booking will close on Friday September 25th at 12 noon and the Zoom links will be sent out by email shortly after that

These teachings are open to all regardless of your level of experience of Buddhism. Many of us will have become more familiar with Drubpon Ngawang's teachings over these last few months by following the regular live streamings from the Drukpa Plouray facebook page. These teachings have covered a vast range of topics, including the history of the Drukpa Lineage, the essential points of Vajrayana practice, as well as fundamental Buddhist teachings such as the Four Noble Truths. Many of these teachings can also be found on YouTube

Guru Dewa refers to the great bliss, the realisation of emptiness and also the pure land of Guru Padmasambhava. A pdf of the Guru Dewa text, which is entitled The Essential Heart Drop, can be obtained from the Druk Nangsel online shop and printed copies can be purchased via the Drukpa UK website

We look forward to being online together for this special event

With best wishes

Drukpa UK

 

 

 

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 14:37

Covid Update

Our regular practice sessions have been suspended during the Coronavirus crisis - we will let you know when they resume.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 13:28

The Drukpa Nuns

Background

There is no doubt that the Drukpa Lineage promotes gender equality amongst its practitioners. In the past female practitioners found it difficult to receive teachings and nuns were mostly neglected or treated as servants in the monastic environment. When He discovered this in the early years Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, the current lineage holder, was very sad and secretly promised himself that within His life He would try his best to promote gender equality and ensure that female practitioners receive the same attention and support as their male counterparts.

Starting with 15 young Ladakhi nuns in 1992 the community of female practitioners was gradually formed as more girls from remote Himalayan regions took vows with His Holiness so that they could dedicate their entire life to practice and to bring benefit to many less fortunate beings.

In 1999 about 40 nuns from Ladakh were sent by His Holiness to live in a village next to Druk Amitabha Mountain, one of the mountains surrounding the spiritually blessed Kathmandu valley, in Nepal. Despite the very difficult living conditions the nuns practiced with unwavering devotion and dedication. It was a testing period that they endured with great joy. His Holiness then decided to dedicate Druk Amitabha mountain for the benefit of female practitioners and the Druk Gawa Khilwa community was born.

His Holiness's nuns now number over 500 and are mostly based at Druk Amitabha Mountain.

Druk Gawa Khilwa, Kathmandu, on Druk Amitabha Mountain, is the main training centre and currently, the administration headquarter of all the nunneries in the Himalayas

Druk Gawa Khilwa, Kortsa, located in a remote mountainous area in Ladakh, is one of the main retreat centres for the nuns

Druk Gawa Khilwa, Shey, Ladakh, occupying the Naropa Palace (Naro Phodrang) in the compound of the Druk Padma Karpo Institute, is one of the practice centres to support the locals and school children in their daily spiritual practice and development

Druk Gawa Khilwa, Lahaul, recently established, will also be a practice centre to support locals in their spiritual practice and development

Those nuns who are in solitary retreat stay in Kortsa and those who are learning Buddhist philosophy, rituals, English, Tibetan and ceremonial dances and receiving training are staying in Kathmandu. At any one time the nuns are divided into two groups, taking turns to learn and practice in either locations. Some of the experienced nuns are stationed in our Shey and Lahaul branches, to support and teach the locals in their spiritual practice, especially in recitation, rituals and meditation.

For information on the activities of the Drukpa Nuns you can visit their facebook page

We are happy to announce that the Venerable Drubpon Ngawang will be giving teachings on Sengey Tsewa, in London in March 2020.

Sengey Tsewa or "The Revelry with the Lion" is a particular practice of Prajnaparamita. Dakini Machig Labdron offered the teaching of Sengey Tsewa to the Omniscient One - Kunkhyen Pema Karpo (the Fourth Gyalwang Drukpa 1527 - 1592) - through his guru Ava Dhutipa. Ever since then it has been the main practice of many yogis of Tibetan Buddhism. The beneifits of Sengey Tsewa practice can be categorised into two parts :

1. Through the practice of non-attachment (Shunyata) towards one's own body, one will be able to free oneself from sufferings such as diseases and unwanted incidents, and accumulate merits to eventually attain the form of Buddha (Rupakaya)

2. 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 realisation (Dharmakaya) of complete omniscience (Wisdom of Buddha).

His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa

 

All are welcome to attend these teachings

Programme :

Saturday March 7th, 2.30 to 6.30 pm - Sengey Tsewa teachings and practice

Sunday March 8th, 10.30 am to 1 pm - Continuation of Sengey Tsewa teachings and practice

Sunday March 8th 2.30 to 6.00 pm - Sengey Tsewa practice with tsok

Venue:

The City College, University House, 55 East Road, London N1 6AH.

The nearest underground station is Old Street on the Northern Line. Follow the signs to Subway 1 then take the set of steps on the left, which brings you out into City Road,  Walk up City Road for about 100 yards and at the traffic lights bear to your right, where East Road begins. Keep walking for another 200 yards and you will see the City College on the other side of the road . We are meeting in the common room on the 2nd floor.

Please note that there is no lift in the building.

To bring:

A cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor (there are plenty of chairs available).

Sengey Tsewa and Rosary of Jewels texts if you have them - copies of the Sengey Tsewa text will be available for purchase at the venue, price £12. Please also bring your bell and damaru if you have them.

Price:

Saturday £15, Sunday £20, whole weekend £30 - payable at the door

We look forward to seeing you there

with best wishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are happy to announce that the Venerable Drubpon Ngawang will be giving teachings in London in September 2019 on the new Riwo Sang Tcheu text.

Riwo Sang Tcheu literally means Smoke Offering in the Mountain and is a powerful practice of Guru Rinpoche for purification and the removal of obstacles. The teachings are open to all

Programme :

Saturday September 14th, 2.30 to 6.30 pm - Riwo Sang Tcheu Teachings and practice

Sunday September 15th, 10.30 am to 1 pm - Riwo Sang Tcheu Teachings and practice

Sunday September 15th, 2.30 to 6.00 pm - Riwo Sang Tcheu Teachings and practice

Venue:

We are meeting at The City College, University House, 55 East Road, London N1 6AH. The nearest underground station is Old Street. Follow the signs to Subway 1 then take the set of steps on the left, which brings you out into City Road, Walk up City Road for about 100 yards and at the traffic lights bear to your right, where East Road begins. Keep walking for another 200 yards and you will see the City College on the other side of the road . We are meeting in room 38 on the 3rd floor.

Please note that there is no lift in the building.

To bring:

A cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor (there are plenty of chairs available).

Rosary of Jewels text if you have it - some copies will be available at the venue

Price:

Saturday £20, Sunday £20, whole weekend £35 - payable at the door

Look forward to seeing you there

with best wishes

 

 

Sunday, 30 September 2018 15:39

P'owa Teaching by Venerable Drubpon Ngawang

We are happy to announce that the Venerable Drubpon Ngawang will be giving teachings in London next weekend - October 6th and 7th.

Programme :

Saturday October 6th, 2.30 to 6.30 pm - P'owa Teachings and practice

Sunday October 7th, 10.30 am to 1 pm - P'owa teachings and practice

Sunday October 7th, 2.30 to 6.00 pm - Amitabha Tsok

Venue:

We are meeting at The City College, University House, 55 East Road, London N1 6AH. The nearest underground station is Old Street. Follow the signs to Subway 1 then take the set of steps on the left, which brings you out into City Road, Walk up City Road for about 100 yards and at the traffic lights bear to your right, where East Road begins. Keep walking for another 200 yards and you will see the City College on the other side of the road . We are meeting in room 38 on the 3rd floor.

Please note that there is no lift in the building - if you require assistance with the stairs please contact us in advance and we will try to provide somebody to help.

To bring:

A cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor (there are plenty of chairs available).

Rosary of Jewels and P'owa texts if you have them - copies will be available at the venue

Price:

Saturday £15, Sunday £20, whole weekend £30 - payable at the door

Financial donations towards the Tsok are welcome

Look forward to seeing you there

with best wishes

 

 

Guru Drakpo Kilaya is one of the wrathful manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava and this practice overcomes obstacles and serious illnesses.

Programme :

Saturday April 7th, 2.30 to 6.30 pm - Guru Drakpo Kilaya Teachings and practice

Sunday April 8th, 10.30 am to 1 pm - Guru Drakpo Kilaya Teachings and practice

Sunday April 8th, 2.30 to 5.00 pm - Guru Drakpo Kilaya Tsok

Venue:

We are meeting at The City College, University House, 55 East Road, London N1 6AH. The nearest underground station is Old Street. Follow the signs to Subway 1 then take the set of steps on the left, which brings you out into City Road,  Walk up City Road for about 100 yards and at the traffic lights bear to your right, where East Road begins. Keep walking for another 200 yards and you will see the City College on the other side of the road . We are meeting in room 38 on the 3rd floor.

Please note that there is no lift in the building - if you require assistance with the stairs please contact us in advance and we will try to provide somebody to help.

 

To bring:

A cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor (there are plenty of chairs available).

Rosary of Jewels and Guru Drakpo Kilaya texts if you have them - copies will be available at the venue

Price:

Saturday £15, Sunday £20, whole weekend £30 - payable at the door

Donations towards the Tsok are welcome

Look forward to seeing you there

Monday, 11 September 2017 20:33

Prayers for the swift return of Bairo Rinpoche

We request all followers and friends of the Drukpa Order to join in continuous prayers for the swift rebirth of His Eminence Zhichen Bairo Rinpoche, the beloved father of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa

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