Padma Dakini Drupchod 2023

Padma Dakini Drupchod 2023

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th November, 2023

PPI in association with Ati Ling is delighted to host the twenty-second annual Padma Dakini Retreat with Tromge Jigme Rinpoche as Vajra Master. Empowerment will be offered for in-person retreatants, and online participation is also possible for anyone who already has this lineage empowerment. 

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This event is held annually to commemorate the November 17th 2002 date of the parinirvana of His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, our beloved teacher who established the Chagdud Gonpa Foundation in the West. 

The retreat is based on a Dharma treasure (terma) of the late Chokgyur Lingpa, a contemporary and spiritual brother of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Chokgyur Lingpa is regarded as the last of the one hundred major tertons (treasure revealers) and the universal monarch of all Tertons.

Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870) displayed many amazing miracles throughout his life and worked alongside Jamyang Khyentse, Jamyang Kongtrul, Mipham Gyatso and Patrul Rinpoche in developing the Rime Movement, a non-sectarian approach to integrating all major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Chokgyur Lingpa’s fourth incarnation, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, bestowed the Padma Dakini empowerment when he visited Ati Ling in 2000 and 2004, and we are privileged to maintain the practice of this treasure under the guidance of Tromge Jigme Rinpoche, who was recognised early in life as being the reincarnation of Tsewang Norbu, the son of Chokgyur Lingpa and regarded as an Avalokiteshvara emanation.

Empowerment and email registration is required to participate in this practice in-person or online. (The empowerment will NOT be offered online.) 
Please note that the empowerment for the Padma Dakini that was offered as part of Chagdud Rinpoche’s Treasures is not the same as the Chokling Padma Dakini.

TIME: 9am – 7pm, with lunch break 12.30-2.30pm. On Sunday afternoon/evening, we may start and end slightly earlier. The retreat will being at 9:30am on Friday.

REGISTRATION: Registration for online livestream or in-person participation is required. There is no cost for online livestream event participation. 

Register online for this event.

TEXTS required for the drubchod are: Padma Dakini, Galaxy of Heartdrops and Protectors, and are available for sale, and in some cases we may be able to provide loaner texts.

Complete Event Overnight in Dormitories Overnight in Private Room with Shared Bath
Double (two people per room) Single (one person per room)
Standard Price $640 $900 $980
CGF Member $590 $850 $930

OFFERINGS: Whether or not you are able to participate in this event, it is possible to make an offering for the tsog or butterlamps, with prayers that auspicious conditions prevail for the flourishing of this practice and for the benefit of all beings. Butterlamps are $1.50 each; tsog offerings can be in any amount. There are several ways to make offerings:
1) To make an offering by credit card online follow the link below and from the pull-down “Program Designation”, select tsog or butterlamps.
2) by mailing a check made out to ‘Ati Ling’
3) by calling us at 707-632-5629 to arrange payment by credit card.

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