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The Benefits of Drupchen

by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
June 29, 2006

One reason this “Collection of Seven Treasures” practice of Guru Rinpoche is considered to be so special is that it gathers together seven different treasure lineages into one. This is through the kindness, once again, of Yeshé Tsogyal, who asked Kyabje Rinpoche to do just that. You can imagine if we didn’t have this practice, it might be possible here in the West for some people to find a few of those lineages but probably not all of them. The same is true even in Tibet. Some of those lineages would be accessible to people, but rarely would they be able to gather all seven together. Thanks to the kindness of Yeshé Tsogyal, however, all the blessing and the power of all seven lineages have been gathered within this single practice by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche.


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Summer Retreat including Drupchen

Vajrayana Foundation 28th Drupchen Annual Summer Retreat

Guru Rinpoche, sculpted by Kyabje Dugnse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
Pema Osel Ling Shrine Room, Santa Cruz Mountains

June 12-20 – Troma Nagmo with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche
June 21-27 – Black Hayagriva with Tulku Thadral Rinpoche
June 28-30 – Shitro Ngakso
July 3-11 – Drupchen and Children’s Retreat


“Summer Retreat is our Dharma Party, where we gather together. It makes me happy. It also makes HH Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche happy because even though their physical body is not with us, their wisdom mind is always watching from Dharmakaya and their compassion and penetration of wisdom blessings is continuous. With practice, teachings, faith and devotion, their wisdom blessings penetrate deeply so we can truly hit the target. I am encouraging all of you to come to Summer Retreat.”  

~Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche began Vajrayana Foundation’s annual month-long Summer Retreat over 25 years ago as his main vehicle for passing the Dudjom Tersar practices on to the Sangha. In this, he was tirelessly assisted by resident lamas, Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche and Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche, who continue to carry out Rinpoche’s intentions to this day.

Summer Retreat is open to everyone.  You are welcome to come for the entire Summer, a single retreat, a few days or a couple of sessions — as your schedule allows — either as a commuter or as an onsite guest.

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