Summer Retreat 2022: Collection of Seven Treasures Drupchen and Youth Retreat

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Summer Retreat 2022: Collection of Seven Treasures Guru Rinpoche Drupchen

Drupchen: July 1 - 9

 

Youth Retreat

Youth Retreat: July 2-8

 

 

Schedule for Drupchen and Youth Retreat

Pricing for Drupchen and Youth Retreat*

Text List for Drupchen

Pre-Retreat Information

 

Register for Drupchen

Register for Youth Retreat

 

Resources at Dharma Treasures

 

 

Drupchen will be offered in person and by live streaming

Youth Retreat will only be offered in person

 

Make tsok, butter lamp, jinsek or other offerings for Summer Retreat

 

 

Drupchen (Great Accomplishment) is an extensive practice retreat. In the Collection of Seven Treasures: The Mind Accomplishment of the Lama we perform this highly elaborate Guru Rinpoche Guru Yoga practice as a group, drawing on the full array of the skillful means of Vajrayana practice, such as the creation of the mandala, group sadhana practice, tsok offerings, 24-hour mantra recitation, ritual music, mudra, fire pujas, and sacred dance. Due to Guru Rinpoche's previous compassionate aspirations for these degenerate times, the practice carries the most penetrating compassion and wisdom blessings. Click here for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's talk about Drupchen.

 

Oral Transmissions (Lungs) will be offered for the Collection of Seven Treasures sadhana, Daily Practice, and other related texts and prayers. You can receive the full lung by live streaming, but it must be received in real time. 

 

 

Read a teaching by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche on the Benefits of Drupchen.

 

 

Please register to receive the live streaming links. All donations support the streaming of dharma programs and help support the ongoing expenses of Pema Osel Ling. If you are not able to offer at one of the suggested levels, please contact office@vajrayana.org. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  *You can find our payment and cancellation policies here.

 

 

July 9 is our traditional Dance Day, when the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche, Lingdro, and other sacred dances are performed for the public. Many of the sacred dances are integrated into the final day of puja.

 

 

Drupchen Restriction: Participants without children coming to Drupchen can come any day as long as they attend the entire first day and on other days also the entire day i.e. all three sessions and also take a mantra shift that day.  

 

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Youth Retreat at Pema Osel Ling, held July 2-8 in conjuction with Drupchen, offers families a means of connecting with the Dharma in an authentic, practice-oriented environment, while providing special care and attention to the needs and capacities of young family members ages 4-15. Children must have at least one parent in attendance at Drupchen. Parents take turns over the week assisting with the Youth Retreat. Children are supervised by parents on July 1 and July 9.

  

 

Pema Osel Ling's Youth Retreat is an opportunity for children to learn about the Dharma with age-appropriate activities in a supportive and fun environment while their parents attend Drupchen retreat. Activities include a morning puja and tsok, and dharma lessons from experienced dharma practitioners or lamas. There are also fun, dharma-related art projects and hands-on activities (torma-making, mudras, learning the instruments, doing life release, etc). They also practice and may perform a dharma-related play for the Sangha. Each day ends with children joining the parents and Sangha in the Shrine room for Tsok and Dances. The children who have come to summer retreat over the years have made very special friendships and have learned about the many aspects of Buddhism. 

 


Attendance at Youth Retreat has grown year-by-year, as the benefits to both parents and children are easy to see. One of the long-time Children's Retreatants says, "The lamas teach me to do good things, think good things, and say good things. This helps me in my life and at school. I love kids' retreat!"

 

Please email office@vajrayana.org for details.

 

*Please Note: Schedule Times May Be Subject to Change*

 

Location: Pema Osel Ling on-site and by streaming
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville , CA 95076

Date: July 1, 2022, 9 a.m. - July 9, 2022, 7 p.m.