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DRIKUNG DZOGCHEN COMMUNITY
INTERNATIONAL RETREAT
in Drikung Kagyu Buddhist Monastery
Rewalsar (Tsopema), India.
MARCH 21st - 27th, YEAR 2003
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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
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Note to Participants:

Retreat & Blessings.
Ontül Rinpoche is looking forward to meet all disciples in India. It is truly a joyous occassion to have all DDC students from around the globe under one roof. On top of that Rinpoche will be giving to all participants special blessings of a few of the Sacred Terma objects of Guru Rinpoche (Texts, Statues, Phurba), Sacred Robe of Orgyen Nüden Dorje & Palm of the previous (2nd) Ontül Tulku. It means there enough Sacred Objects for blessings on each day in the retreat in order to purify all retreatands of negative defilements.

Audience with Holinesses
Ontül Rinpoche will also make necessary arrangement for the Retreat Group to meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgon, His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin and His Holiness Mindroling while in India. This meeting is subject to availability of Holinesses and Their schedules, Ontul Rinpoche says early appointment is necessary to secure the date.

Ngakpa & Ngakma (Lay Tantrika) Vows & Robes.
An arrangement is also made for those interested to take the Ngakpa and Ngakma Vows. This will help the retreatant's to be more mindful of all their body, speech & mind activities. Robes will be provided at cost of 600 Rupee per set, 2 sets of robes will be provided for those who will be taking the vows with robes. Kindly register with remarks of "Robes" to your regional/country co-ordinator.

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Register Now !

Region/Country Registration & Co-ordinator.
N. America: Register with David Arndt <ddcvermont@yahoo.com>
S. America: Register with Mauricio Salinas <ontulchile@yahoo.com.ar>
Europe: Register with Sabine Gerbich <palden-dharma@t-online.de>
Asia: Register with Chew Pheng Chong <phengchong@pd.jaring.my>

Main Co-ordinator to India.
Chew Pheng Chong <phengchong@pd.jaring.my>

As of today, we have around 65 person registered, rooms in guest house is first come first serve basis.

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Program
Day Date Session Program
01 19 Mar Country of Origin to New Delhi, India.
(Arrange your own or in group from same country, book in advance as the date is considered high season. Contact your region/country co-ordinator for registration and info)
02 20 Mar Morning New Delhi to Rewalsar (Tsopema).
(arrangement is now being made with travel agents in India for mass transport directly to Tsopema, price to be confirm later)
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RETREAT CHARGES
Prices for teaching/retreat: Donation directly to Vajra Master.
Food & Accomodation: Pay at your own use directly to Monastery.
Depends on Accomodation type in Tsopema. (prices here)
Food is flat rate during retreat in Tsopema. (prices here)
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Planned Retreat Schedule & Breaks
5:30am (Wake-up Call) | 6:30am (1st session) | 8:30am (breakfast)
10am (2nd session) | 10:30am (tea serving) | 12noon (lunch)
2pm (3rd Session) | 3pm (tea serving) | 6pm (dinner)
7:30pm (4th session) | 9pm (supper) |10:30pm (bedtime)
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03 21 Mar Day 01
Retreat
(1 session Empowerment)
(2 Sessions Commentary)
9am Guru Empowerment
2pm Sadhana Commentary
7:30pm
04 22 Mar Day 02
Retreat
(1 session Commentary)
(2 sessions/day)
9am Sadhana Commentary
2pm Self Empowerment Retreat at Monastery
7:30pm
05 23 Mar Day 03
Retreat
 (4 sessions/day)
6:30am Self Empowerment Retreat at Monastery
10am
2pm
7:30pm
06 24 Mar Day 04
Retreat
(4 sessions/day)
6:30am Self Empowerment Retreat at Monastery
10am
2pm
7:30pm
07 25 Mar Day 05
Retreat
(4 sessions/day)
6:30am Self Empowerment Retreat at Monastery
10am
2pm
7:30pm
08 26 Mar Day 06
Retreat
(4 sessions/day)
6:30am Self Empowerment Retreat at Monastery
10am
2pm
7:30pm
09 27 Mar Day 07
Retreat
(3 sessions/day)
6:30am Self Empowerment Retreat at Monastery
10am
2pm Self Empowerment Retreat at Guru Rinpoche Cave
7:30pm Guru Rinpoche Ganachakra
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After the Retreat is over, there is a few possible options:
A. to continue retreat in Monastery (Accomodation & Food rate follows)
B. to return to Country of Origin (Tsopema - Delhi - Country of Origin)
C. to follow below programs (Prices to be confirm later)
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10 28 Mar Tsopema to Dharamsala
Free & Easy
11 29 Mar (subject to
availability)
Dharamsala
Audience wt H.H. Dalai Lama  (Head of Gelug)
Audience wt H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa  (Head of Karma Kagyu)
Free & Easy
12 30 Mar Dharamsala to Kangra and back to Dharamsala
Vajra Yogini Ganachakra at Holy Place in Kangra
Free & Easy
13 31 Mar (subject to
availability)
Dharamsala - Dehra Dun
Audience wt H.H. Drikung Kyabgon (Head of Drikung Kagyu)
Free & Easy
14 01 Apr (subject to
availability)
Dharamsala - Dehra Dun India
Audience wt H.H. Sakya Trizin (Head of Sakya)
Audience wt H.H. Mindroling (Head of Nyingma)
Free & Easy
15 02 Apr Morning Dehra Dun to New Delhi
Free & Easy
16 03 Apr New Delhi to Country of Origin

Cost of Travel
 

Accomodation
Qty Type Rate
3 Rooms Twin Sharing
(max 3 persons) with attach bath
250 Rupee
or USD5.00 (Approx.)
5 Rooms Twin Sharing
(max 3 persons) with attach bath
150 Rupee
or USD3.00 (Approx.)
5 Rooms Twin Sharing
(max 3 persons) with common shared bath
75 Rupee
or USD1.50 (Approx.)
1 Hall Class Room (for female)
Single Matress, no privacy & share with everyone
Donation to Monastery
(Any amount)
1 Hall Class Room Hall (for male)
Single Matress, no privacy & share with everyone
Donation to Monastery
(Any amount)

Food
Food During Retreat = 400 Rupee/person or USD8.00
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Supper incl. all 2 Teatime Servings)

Ngakpa & Ngakma Robes : 1200 Rupee for 2 sets = 22 USD (Approx.)

Exchange Rate : 100 Rupee = 2 USD (Approx.)

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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.