Drukpa UK

A community of Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners of the Drukpa Lineage

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  • Sengey Tsewa teachings with Venerable Drubpon Ngawang

    We are happy to announce that the Venerable Drubpon Ngawang will be giving teachings on Sengey Tsewa in London during the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2023

    The teachings will take place at The Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT (10 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington station) and will run from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm each day, with a lunch break from approximately 12.30 to 2 pm each day, plus an afternoon tea break

    Sengey Tsewa or "The Revelry with the Lion" is a particular practice of Prajnaparamita (transcendenatl wisdom). Dakini Machig Labdron offered the teaching of Sengey Tsewa to the Ominiscient One, Kunkhyen Pema Karpo (the Fourth Gyalwang Drukpa, 1527 - 1592) through his guru Ava Dhutipa. Ever since then it has been the main pracftice of many yogis of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Please bring your damaru and bell along plus your Sengey Tsewa and Rosary of Jewels texts if you have them - texts can also be purchased at the venue. Cushions and chairs are available for sitting.

    The cost is £20 per day or £35 for both days - please bring cash or cheque as cards are not accepted

    We are really happy that Drubpon Ngawang is able to visit us again in person and we hope that many of you can attend this precious teaching



    Written on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 18:08
  • Mini retreat in London with Lopon Jigme Tingdzin Zangmo, December 18th - 23rd

    Lopon Jigme Tingdzin Zangmo is an eminent Drukpa nun from Ladakh, India and is one of the few indigenous female teachers of Buddhism. She took her ordination vows at the age of 14 and has been a nun for over 20 years. His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa gave Jigme Tingdzin the title of Lopon in recognition of her accomplishments and scholarship following intensive training. Lopon in Tibetan means a teacher who has mastered all branches of Buddhist philosophy. Her teaching style is filled with warmth, depth, wisdom and humour.

    We are honoured to welcome Lopon Jigme Tingdzin to the UK and have pleasure in announcing the following programme during her visit

    Sunday December 18th - 25th lunar day (Dakini day):

    Venue: Room Benjamin Lay 2, Friends House, 173 - 177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ (opposite Euston station)

    When you arrive at Friends House take the lift or stairs to room Benjamin Lay 2 which is on the second floor - it will be signposted for Drukpa UK


    10.30 - 12 noon: Riwo Sang Tcheu practice (doors will be open from 10.15 for registration)

    12 - 1pm - break

    1 - 3 pm - Sengey Tsewa practice

    3.30  - 4.30 pm - Q & A

    Please bring a cushion if you want to sit on the floor otherwise chairs are available, also bring your bell and damaru (large and small) plus your Riwo Sang Tcheu and Sengey Tsewa texts (a limted number of texts will be available at the venue)

    Cost: £15

    PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE ANY OF OUR OWN FOOD OR DRINK INTO FRIENDS HOUSE but there are plenty of cafes nearby we can use in the breaks - unfortunately for us the cafe in Friends House is not open on Sundays. There are also extensive grounds around Friends house where you can eat outside, weather permitting! Complementary water will be available on arrival for everyone. Burning of incense and candles is also not permitted 

    Monday December 19th to Friday December 23rd

    Venue: The Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT (5 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington station)


    Teachings and practice of The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, text by Thogme Zangpo, plus Guru Yoga (small text)

    Start 10.30 am each day and finish between 5 and 6 pm, lunch break approximately 12.30 to 2 pm

    Cost: £10 per day

    Friday December 23rd - 30th lunar day

    7 to 9 pm - Amitabha tsok practice (same venue)

    Cost: £5 for the vening

    Cushions and chairs are available for everyone at the Skylight centre and food and drink are permitted - we also have the use of a small kitchen area for hot drinks

    Advance registration is not required for any of the above but it would be helpful to know if you are planning to attend Friends House on Sunday 18th so we can arrange the space accordingly

    We really hope that many of you will be able to participate

    best wishes

    Drukpa UK

    Written on Wednesday, 14 December 2022 19:30