Spring Retreat May 20-22

with Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche


The Teacher

Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is Resident Lama at the Chicago Ratnashri Center

Drupon Rinpoche also serves as a Retreat Master for Garchen Buddhist Institute in Chino Valley, AZ. Drupon Rinpoche began his monastic training in Tibet in 1984 and subsequently studied at Jangchubling monastery in Dehra Dun, India, under several great scholar/masters.

From 1996 to 2004 he spent his time in retreat in Almora, India, and in Lapchi, a mountain region on the border of Tibet and Nepal where Milarepa spent many years in retreat. Respected for his high degree of realization, Drupon is known for his gentle, understated presence.

Drupon Rinpoche has taught at White Lotus several times and we are happy to welcome him back for this program.

For a more detailed bio go to: https://www.chicagoratnashri.com/our-teacher.html

Register On-line

Suggested donation. $50-$75 per day OR $150-$225 for the entire retreat.

We are able to bring programs such as this to Rochester through the generosity of those who attend. But we also recognize people have different financial capacities. Therefore, we are suggesting a sliding scale of between $150-$225 for the entire retreat. Please be as generous as you are able. Thank you!

Although we are offering these teachings on-line free of charge, we kindly ask participants to make a donation – to help us continue a rich offering of teachings and retreats at White Lotus. Thank you!

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The Program

Introduction to Mahamudra, The Co-Emergent Unification

Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm each day.

Drikung Kyöpa Jigten Sumgon, the second Nargarjuna, founded the Drikung Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism in the twelfth century and taught the Dharma of the three vehicles extensively for forty years. His teachings, coming from his own experience, are well known for their clarity and precision. . . . the Unification of Co-Emergent Mahamudra is the amalgamation of the whole range of essential pith instructions in the Buddha’s teachings of sutra and tantra.

Achi Chokyi Drolma Empowerment and Teachings

Sunday, May 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Empowerment

                               2:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Teachings on Achi

Achi Chokyi Drolma is said to be the great-grandmother of Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu, and her story recounts the life of a remarkable woman who prophesied that in the future a great lineage would arise among her descendants and she would protect it. However, Achi serves not only as a human progenitor but also as a divine protector for the Drikung Kagyu tradition. In that role as protector, Achi is the subject of a large corpus of rituals performed daily, monthly and yearly. Moreover, she is credited with saving parts of Drikung from destruction at Mongol and, more recently, Chinese hands, and guiding her devotees to safety.