MSB's Practice Programs
Dechen Gyalmo Drupcho - November 2-9, 2013
Rigdzin Dupa Drupcho - February 15-22, 2014
Phuntsok Choling, Ward, Colorado
Twice a year Mangala Shri Bhuti hosts a drupcho, or group offering practice, led by Kongtrul Rinpoche, at Phuntsok Choling. In the drupchos, we practice the guru or dakini sadhanas from the Longchen Nyingthik tradition, namely the Rigdzin Dupa or Dechen Gyalmo sadhana. The focus of these practice intensives is on accumulating 100,000 tsok offerings, through the feast practice portion of the liturgies by the MSB students collectively.
The merit, or positive intention and action, of the drupcho is dedicated to world peace, the longevity of masters who are teaching in the world, greater compassion towards all beings, genuine spiritual progress on the path, and harmony both within the sangha and the larger community of Buddhist practitioners, as well as throughout the world. Rinpoche has spoken of drupcho practice as a “wish-fulfilling jewel” for bringing about accomplishments on the path, and a true labor of love.
The intimate environment of a drupcho is a precious opportunity to be in the presence of the teacher's bodhicitta. To make prayers and aspirations alongside his, in the spirit of compassion and wisdom that he embodies, is a profound and often life-changing experience.
This program is open to everyone who has gone through the MSB Lineage Ceremony. For questions about attendance, please write to the Study and Practice department. If you can't make it to the program, you can still share the merit of these feast practices by making an offering.
Sangdrup Tsok Bum Sangha Retreat
August 26-31, 2014
Pema Osel, Vershire, Vermont
The Sangdrup Tsok Bum Sangha Retreat combines the Rangung Peme Nyingtik sandhana (a terma discovered by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche) and Riwo Sangcho (a practice for purifying karmic debts.) During the week-long practice, the the participants accumulate 100,000 feast offerings. This practice of "great giving without holding back" reverses our habitual self-centered psychology and can thus enable practitioners to overcome even their most tenacious obsticals. This program is open to everyone who has gone through the MSB Lineage Ceremony. For questions about attendance, please write to the Study and Practice department. If you can't attend the program in person, you can still share the merit of these feast practices by making an offering.