We are happy to announce that the Venerable Drubpon Ngawang will be giving a two-day teaching on Guru Yoga (via Zoom) next weekend, on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September.

There will be two sessions each day, starting at 9.30 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 Septemebr 10th 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 the last 18 months by following the regular live streamings from the Drukpa Plouray facebook page. These teachings have covered a vast range of topics relating to Buddhism, 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

Based on a summarised preliminary practice this short Guru Yoga practice has been composed by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa for his western students. Guru Yoga is considered to be highest, most profound practice by allowing us to realise the union of our perfectly pure mind with the Enlightened mind of the Master

Please click here to purchase the Preliminary Practice of Guru Yoga text

We look forward to being online together for this special event

With best wishes

Drukpa UK

Saturday, 28 August 2021 13:06

Preliminary Practice of Guru Yoga text

 

Based on a summarised preliminary practice this short Guru Yoga practice has been composed by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa for his western students. Guru Yoga is considered to be highest, most profound practice by allowing us to realise the union of our perfectly pure mind with the Enlightened mind of the Master

Price £8 - pdf version

 

 

 

 

In accordance with a long-standing project and wish of Drubpön Ngawang Tenzin Pagsam Yongdu, Representative of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa in Europe, this booklet on the breathing technique for the purification of ignorance was made possible thanks to the text of Lopeun Meunlam Rabzang following the oral instructions of the incomparable Glorious Drukpa Lineage, condensed by Drubpön La.

Price £8 - including first class Royal Mail postage within the UK

 

 

Friday, 12 March 2021 14:23

Medicine Buddha Text

 

The Menla Ritual, “The River of Lapis-Lazuli”
The Ornament extracted from the Treasure of the
Clear Spaciousness of the Mind

PDF only - price £6

 

We are happy to announce that the Venerable Drubpon Ngawang will be giving a two-day teaching on Medicine Buddha (via Zoom) on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March.

There will be two sessions each day, starting at 9.30 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 March 12th 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 this year by following the regular live streamings from the Drukpa Plouray facebook page. These teachings have covered a vast range of topics relating to Buddhism, 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

All of us have many illnesses and in order to heal these illnesses and get the appropriate medicine it is recommended to pray to Sangye Menla (Medicine Buddha). This practice is especially recommended in the current global pandemic. 

A link to download an english version of the text will be sent out soon.

We look forward to being online together for this special event

With best wishes

Drukpa UK

 

Monday, 30 November 2020 12:08

Guru Drakpo Kilaya text in English

 

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 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

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