Vajrasattva Drupchen 2013

Minling Dorsem Drupchen
 Guided by Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche
And Blessed by Venerable Drukpa Rinpoche

with Khenpo Thubten Lodru Nyima and Tulku Chimed
DHARMA CITY (Belgium), Wed July 10 - Sun July 21, 2013

Our precious teacher Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche invites everyone who wants to attain happiness and harmony for oneself and all beings in this world to take part in the Vajrasattva drupchen. Participation in the drupchen this year will be especially auspicious because Patrul Rinpoche’s root teacher – Drukpa Rinpoche from the Dzogchen Monastery – will be praying for us during the whole drupchen.

The Vajrasattva drupchen is an intensive collective practice of the Vajrasattva sadhana. It is the best purifier of all problems and obstacles, it is the best antidote for ignorance and sicknesses and it is the best path to achieve enlightenment quickly.

This drupchen will be carried out in accordance with the Minling Dorsem sadhana by terton Terchen Terdak Lingpa. The rituals of the drupchen will be performed according to the Dzogchen Monastery tradition. And in order to fulfill everything in a perfect manner, Patrul Rinpoche will guide a four days preparatory course during which he is going to explain himself the sadhana, visualizations, the importance of melodies, and to teach how to play ritual instrument, to do mudras and so on. Anyone has a chance to become a chopon or umdze and to perform rituals during the drupchen.

During the whole drupchen small groups will be reciting Vajrasattva mantra in shifts, 24 hours non-stop. Butter lamps will be also lighted 24 hours with auspicious wishes for happiness and harmony of everyone. On the last day of the drupchen, after receiving of siddhis Patrul Rinpoche will bestow the initiation of Vajrasattva.

Everyone who wants to join the drupchen but cannot come, can make an offering for mandala and gompa decoration, butter lamps and food offering for participants, the way they do in Tibet. This will create your personal connection and enable you to join all the participants. Anyway, anyone who wishes to join the drupchen is welcome!

If you have vajra and bell, a small kapala and a white conch, you can bring them to use them during the rituals.

Partial participation is allowed and the public is welcome at anytime.

May this drupchen benefit everyone!

A text about the meaning of drupchens and written by Patrul Rinpoche can be read here

A drupchen (great accomplishment) is a group practice in the form of a meditation retreat partaking of the Vajrayana tradition and guided by an experienced Lama. During the seven or ten days of the retreat, practitioners continuously perform the sadhana, offer the tsok feast and recite the drupchen prayers and mantra, doing so in shifts in order to rest between the recitations.
Enrolment is open, please use the online form below.

Dates and time of the course: Wed July 10 (7 AM) - Sun July 21, 2013 (10AM, followed by a party)
You can arrive the day before the course stars (evening meal is offered) and you can leave the morning after the last day (the breakfast is offered).

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Event Details
Buddhist Practice
Patrul Rinpoche
Dharma City
Open to All
Fee Information: 
Participation fee includes the costs to organise the Drupchen, infrastructure, course materials and meals:

1. Participation fees

- Drupchen + Preparatory course (11 days)

  • Normal price: 550 € or 50 €/day
  • Reduced price: 440 € or 40 €/day (For those having financial difficulties and before the enrolment deadline (26/06/13))
  • Special price: 385 € or 35 €/day (For Shedra 2013 students and before the enrolment deadline (26/06/13))

- Preparatory course only (4 days):

  • Normal price: 200 €
  • Reduced price: 160 € (For those having financial difficulties and before the enrolment deadline (26/06/13))

- Drupchen itself (7 days):

  • Normal price: 350 €
  • Reduced price: 280 € (For those having financial difficulties and before the enrolment deadline (26/06/13))

2. Accommodation fees

  • Accommodation on site is 40 € for the entire course.

3. Extra fees

  • Extra days before and after the course: 15 €/day or 10 €/day (if paid before the enrolment deadline (26/06/13))
  • Note that the dinner on the 09/07 and the breakfast on the 21/07 are included in the course fees.
  • If you are coming with a child or accompanying person please refer to the full pricelist.
Please use these amounts in the registration form below, calculate your total contribution (1+2+3), and then proceed with the payment:
  • Bank details will be given below in the enrolment form;
  • If you wish to use PayPal, please follow this link.
Contact Details: 
Preparatory course: 10/07 (07:00) – 14/07 (16:00)
Drupchen: 14/07 (19:00) – 21/07 (10:00)

Signups closed for this Event