ODDIYANA RETREAT 2005
FEBRUARY 07 - MARCH 09
in Wogmin Monastery, Tso Pema (Rewalsar),
Himachal Pradesh, India.
in-conjunction with the Enthronement ceremony
The Quality Emanation Lho Bongtul, Orgyen
Dudul D.D. Pal Sangpo
Formal Enthronement of the 7th Quality Emanation of Terton Nuden
Dorje by H.H. Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche.
The 2nd Odiyanna Retreat & Pilgrimage to Bodhgaya and Holy Places
of the Buddha with Ven. Ontul Rinpoche.
The Great Drikung Phowa Transmission and Special Teachings with H.H.
Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche.
Padmasambhava Guru Yoga and Yangzab Three Roots (Guru Rinpoche, Hayagriva,
Vajravarahi) Retreat with Ven. Ontul Rinpoche
Amitayus and Zamkar Dupchen with H.E. Ganor Rinpoche (Emanation of
Gampopa and Great Tertön)
Blessing of H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
We are happy to announce the formal enthronement of Orgen Rangjung
Drodul Dechen Dorje Pal Sangpo ( elder son of Ontul Rinpoche) 7th quality
incarnation of great Terton Orgen Nuden Dorje. This enthronement
will be presided over by HH Chetsang Rinpoche who is coming to Tso Pema
for this auspicious and joyous occassion. HH Chetsang Rinpoche will also
bestow the Great Drikung Phowa (transference of consciousness). The Great
Drikung Phowa is a rare and precious teaching through which one can attain
enlightenment or rebirth in Amitabhas Pureland at the time of Death. It
is the greatest of blessings to receive this from HH Chetsang Rinpoche.
HH will also bless the start of the 2nd Odiyanna Retreat and
give special teachings to the retreatants.
Retreatants will practice either a special Padmasambhava Guru Yoga which
was revealed as a treasure by Drigung Nuden Dorje or the practice of the
profound Yangzab Three Roots. The Yangzab Three Roots was a treasure revealed
by the great Terton Rinchen Phuntsog. Through the practice of the Yangzab
Princess Mandharava and other great Masters attained the Rainbow Body.
Ven. Ontul Rinpoche will continue the 2nd Oddiyanna Retreat which will
conclude in one of the most sacred caves where Padmasamhava and Princess
Mandarava engaged in practice together.
H.E. Ganor Rinpoche, a highly accomplished Master, will lead a special
Amitayus and Zamkar (Wealth deity) Drupchen some days before the Enthronement.
The retreat will be followed with a pilgrimage led by Ven. Ontul Rinpoche
to Bodhgaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment as well as Vulture
Peak and other sacred places of the Buddha.
Drikung Dzogchen Community students
shall attend the Three Roots Retreat. Rinpoche will provide detail commentary
on the sadhana prior to the retreat.
Non Drikung Dzogchen Community students
shall attend the Retreat 'Four Common Foundations' and Orgyen Kalden
Drendze. Rinpoche will confer upon retreatants the empowerment with teachings
on the sadhana and lead students into the practices
Relating to the program details, kindly refer
Please organize your own group
flight tickets in order to optimize on travel cost, contact your regional
||Arrival of HE Ganor Rinpoche for the Amitayus and Zamkar Drupchen
||Arrival of HH Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and
||Amitayus puja and arrival of retreatants
||Morning – Phowa transmission to the public
Evening – Special teachings to retreatants
||Farewell to HH Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
Evening – The start of the Oddiyana Retreat
|Feb 21-Feb 27
||15th day of Losar – Ganachakra
||Butter lamp prayers
||Morning – Practice in Guru Rinpoche’s cave
Evening – Depart for Delhi. Start of 7 days
The cost of the tour does not include the cost
of the 10 days in Tsopema. Meals and entrance fees to monuments are also
not included in the tour price. Only the full payment for the tour is to
be made before leaving your respective countries. The cost of meals and
accommodation in Tsopema are to be paid to the monastery upon arrival.
Also, please note that tickets for the train journeys have to be bought
about 6 months in advance, so please make confirmations as early as possible.
||Dinner not provided
||All retreatants are guests of Ontul Rinpoche
||All meals and retreat preparation
3 persons to a room can be arranged upon prior
||twin beds with attached bathroom
||US$5 per room
||twin beds with common bathroom
||US$2 per room
||twin beds with attached bathroom, kitchen
||US$7 per room
||Common dormitory available only from Feb
||Country of Origin /Delhi
||Tibetan Guest House
||Airport Transfer by coach
|Feb 18 - Feb 27
||Overnight on Coach
||Over night on Train
||Gaya / Bodhgaya
||Bodhgaya / Rajgir / Nalanda / Bodhgaya
||Bodhgaya / Varanasi
||Varanasi / Kushinagar
||Kushinagar / Gorakhpur / Delhi
||Overnight on Train
||Delhi /Country of Origin
||Airport Transfer by coach
Estimate costing: US$330
Single Supplementary Extra: US $ 75
Above costing includes the following;
1. Accommodation at the hotels mentioned
2. Transportation by Deluxe Coach for sightseeing
3. One escort.
4. Train tickets -Delhi/Gaya and Gorakhpur/Delhi.
Cost Does not include;
1. Meals before & after retreat.
2. Airfare, Insurance, Airport Departure
Taxes, Expenses of personal nature, Monument Entrance Fees.
3. Items that are not mentioned in the cost
Estimated Total Cost for Trip in India
Tso Pema Retreat = $150 (dependent upon what
housing option chosen)
Pilgrimage = $330 (accomodation and transportation)
Meals and Misc = $100-$300 (This depends
on the person and what they wish to spend on meals)
More on the Retreat with Ven. Ontul
Ven. Ontul Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment
of Urgyen Kaldren Drenzye or the "Guide Leading the Fortunate". This is
a very special Guru Yoga practice of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava. This
practice also contains special activity rituals for healing, increasing
prosperity, as well as wrathful activity for overcoming obstacles and wars.
This practice is a treasure which was revealed by the 19th century terton
or treasure revealer Drikung Urgyen Nuden Dorje. The first Drikung Ontul
Rinpoche was the older brother of Urgyen Nuden Dorje, and since that time
this practice has been passed down through their successive incarnations.
To receive this practice from Ontul Rinpoche is a great blessing. Ontul
Rinpoche will give teachings on this practice as well as other teachings
which turn the mind to dharma so one can successfully practice. For practitioners
of the Yangzab Three Roots there will be an opportunity at this time to
receive further instruction from Ontul Rinpoche and do retreat on this
practice. Tsopema was a very important retreat place for Guru Rinpoche,
and to practice there now brings great blessings At the conclusion of the
retreat Ven. Ontul Rinpoche will lead a pilgrimage to the holy places of
the historical Buddha.
Who should come to the retreat?
The retreat and pilgrimage are open to both
new and old students. All those who feel a connection or have devotion
to Guru Rinpoche should feel welcome. Ven. Ontul Rinpoche will teach according
to the needs of all retreat participants. Please free to join the group
for this once in a lifetime opportunity.We work with a wonderful Tibetan
Travel Agency called Mahayana Travel who organize the transportation and
accomodations in India. Mahayana Travel is honest and very reasonable
in cost and does an excellent job taking care of the needs of participants
so everyone is safe. Mahayana Travel takes care of all the logistics in
India so participants can make the most of their time. India is always
full of the unexpected but all of our trips have all gone smoothly. If
you have never been to India this is a great way to go for the first time.
For More Information
If you are interested or have questions please
contact our Regional Cordinators.
to the impeccable perpetuation of the glorious Kagyu lineage and to the
of its leaders and followers in accomplishing their commitment to
all sentient beings to the state of enlightened awareness.
FOUR LIMITLESS THOUGHTS
mother sentient beings, boundless as the space, have happiness and the
causes of happiness.
be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering.
never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow.
rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.