Guru Rinpoche Drupcho

8:30am 18 August 2018 - 12:30pm 23 August 2018

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

The prayers will be particularly dedicated to Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who established Samye Ling and guided it from humble beginnings to the large thriving Dharma centre it is today. Over the years countless thousands of people have benefitted from Samye Ling and without Akong Rinpoche that wouldn’t have been possible.  So everyone who feels a connection to Samye Ling is welcome to come to join in these meaningful and powerful prayers – and help to overcome any obstacles for the future.

The Guru Rinpoche sadhana is available in English phonetics, so anyone who has taken Refuge and received the authorisation (lung) can participate fully.  Even if you can’t read the text, please come and meditate or recite mantras.

Following the Drupcho on Sunday 26th August will be the annual tea party and open day.

Drupcho Programme (provisional)

6am                                Green Tara Prayers

7am                                Breakfast

8.30am-11.30am      Guru Rinpoche

12.30pm                       Lunch

1.30pm                         Mahakala Prayers

3.30pm-6pm             Guru Rinpoche

6pm                               Soup

7pm                               Chenrezig Prayers

  • Drupcho finishes at lunchtime on 23rd August
  • Drupcho session finish times are approximate and may vary
  • 8am and 5pm Silent Meditation sessions are in the Chenrezig Shrine Room

Guru Rinpoche made many prophecies concerning our present time, and his teachings and sadhana are of particular relevance in overcoming all the negative and harmful influences that confront us in today’s world.

Samye Ling has made the commitment to perform the Guru Rinpoche Drupcho each year to help dispel sickness, famine, war and environmental disasters.

Families are welcome to participate in the Drupcho and can either bring a tent - click here to book, or to stay close by - click here for more information and to make a booking.

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The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche