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DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN COURSES
with Ven. 3rd Drigung Ontül Rinpoche
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GREAT TERTÖNs OF DRIGUNG KAGYU
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4th Drigung Lho Jedrung
Orgyen Nüden Dorje
Gyalwang Rinchen Phuntsog
Drigung Ratna
(1509-1557)

The Drigung Dzogchen teachings are from the gTermas (hidden Dharma Treasures) revealed by the following great Drigung masters.

  • Drigung Gyalwang Rinchen Phuntsog also known as Drigung Ratna (16th Century).
  • Drigung Orgyen Nüden Dorje also known as Drigung Lho Jedrung or Lho Bongtül.
  • Drigung Zhabdrung Chetsang, Konchok Rinchen (16th Century).
  • Drigung Chungtsang, Chokyi Dragpa (17th Century).
  • Drigung Özer Dorje of Dri-Matak Gön

Study & Practice Courses.





FIRST YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
Preliminary (Ngondro) Training
from the Yangzab Compilation of Dzogchen Texts
Introduction
a. Yangzab Transmission
b. Introduction to Phenomena
Yangzab - Teaching on Common Foundations
1. Precious Human Life
2. Impermanence
3. Karma - Cause & Effect
4. Suffering in the Samsara
Yangzab - Teaching on Un-Common Foundations
5. Refuge (Triple Gems & 3 Roots)
6. Vajrasattva (Purification Practice)
7. Mandala Offering (Merit Accumulation)
8. Guru Yoga (Merging with the Guru's Mind)
Yangzab - Empowerment
9. Three Roots (Guru, Yidam & Dakini)
Yangzab - Workshop
10. Text Commentary, Practice and Meditation.
Yangzab - Workshop
11. Group Discussion and Q&A.
12. Yangzab Ganachakra Feast
Depending on the timeframe, all the above scheduled programs comfortably fits the teacher & student throughout the teaching transmission. The Centre can add in Guru Rinpoche Empowerment in this program, the practice text is "The Secret Wisdom of Nirmanakaya Padmasambhava". During Empowerment, remember to have short breaks inbetween to allow rest for teacher and students.


SECOND YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
Meditation (Yangzab Three Roots/Hayagriva) Training
from the Yangzab Compilation of Dzogchen Texts
[those who miss the first year could also join in the second year]
1. Preparation of Yangzab Three Roots Shithro Mandala
2. Mandala Consecration & Purification of Students
3. Empowerment of Yangzab Three Roots Shithro Mandala
4. Teaching on Yangzab Three Roots/Hayagriva Yidam Meditation
5. Workshop on Yangzab Three Roots/Hayagriva Yidam Meditation
6. Yangzab Three Roots Hayagriva Ganachakra Feast (Tshog)
Preparation of the Mandala Shrine is necessary to accomodate all the Tormas of the 100 Deities, obtain dimensions of Mandala Shrine from Rinpoche. Depending on the timeframe, all the above scheduled programs comfortably fits the teacher & student throughout the teaching transmission. The Centre can add in the Hayagriva Firepuja substituting the Ganachakra. When time is short, then the Hayagriva Empowerment will be performed instead of the Shithro. During any Empowerment, remember to have short breaks inbetween to allow rest for teacher and students.


THIRD YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
1. Cutting Through Ego (Chöd) Training
from the Nüden Dorje (Bongtül Kabum) Compilation of Dzogchen Texts
[Tentative  Chod Programme, subject to changes]
1. Introduction to Chöd and its Lineage
2. Teaching on Chöd
3. Chöd Empowerment
4. Commentary on Chöd Text (3 sessions)
5. Training with Bell, Kangling & Damaru.
6. Chöd Retreat (afternoon 2 sessions)
7. Chöd at Cemetary (night)
8. Questions & Answers
2. DDC Retreat (1 Week) - Year 2003

from the Nüden Dorje (Bongtül Kabum) Compilation of Dzogchen Texts

RETREAT ON THE
GURU RINPOCHE SADHANA
called
An Activity Ritual of Oddiyana,
Guide of the Fortunate, entitled
"Glorious Path of Benefit and Bliss"
In the cycle of preliminary practices,
from the "Light-Web Gradual Path"
of dharma-practices [contained in]
Essence of Great Bliss Heart-Accomplishment



FOURTH YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN COURSE
1. Introduction to Dzogchen (The Clear Light Nature of Mind)
[Detail Dzogchen Schedule & Programme to follow later.]


FIFTH YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
1. Yearly Teachings program to be confirm later

2. (1 week) DDC Retreat - Year 2005 (3-4 weeks after Tibetan Losar)
Retreat subject to be determinelater



SIXTH YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
1. Yearly Teachings program to be confirm later


SEVENTH YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
1. Yearly Teachings program to be confirm later

2. (1 week) DDC Retreat - Year 2007 (3-4 weeks after Tibetan Losar)
Retreat subject to be determine later



EIGHTH YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
1. Yearly Teachings program to be confirm later


NINTH YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
1. Yearly Teachings program to be confirm later

2. (1 week) DDC Retreat - Year 2009 (3-4 weeks after Tibetan Losar)
Retreat subject to be determine later



TENTH YEAR - DRIGUNG DZOGCHEN STUDY COURSE
1. Yearly Teachings program to be confirm later

DEDICATION
Dedicated to the impeccable perpetuation of the glorious Kagyu lineage and to the
success of its leaders and followers in accomplishing their commitment to
bring all sentient beings to the state of enlightened awareness.

THE FOUR LIMITLESS THOUGHTS
May all mother sentient beings, boundless as the space, have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow.
May they rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.