On June 28th 2023, the Tenth Day of the Fifth Lunar Month, we celebrate the birth of Guru Rinpoche according to the terma tradition, observed by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, with extensive puja and sacred dance (Cham), and receive siddhis from our 32nd Annual Collection of Seven Treasures (Terkha Dun Du) Drupchen (practiced this year as a Drubchod). This day is also the birthday of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.
"To get to the real core of these teachings, we are now practicing this Drupchen, an intensive group practice. This is a very wonderful, incredible style of practice. But more particularly, as a framework for this practice, we're using a text that was passed to Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche directly by Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, called the "Collection of Seven Treasures (Ter Kha Dun Du)"... Yeshe Tsogyal appeared in a vision to Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche and said that it was the time to compose this particular text, which combines six previous treasures as well as Kyabje Rinpoche's own terma treasure of the practice of Guru Rinpoche... Supreme accomplishment means to make manifest that which has always been present in the basis of our being from the beginningless beginning - our own enlightened nature. This is why we are doing this practice, and there is no other reason to be doing Drupchen besides this." - Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, "A Teaching on the Benefits of Drupchen by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, June 29, 2006)
For information on participating or making offerings, please visit the Vajrayana Foundation website.
Photo: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche with Guru Tsen Gyay (Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche) dancers. Drupchen Tenth Day, Pema Osel Ling, mid-1990s.
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