International Drikung Kagyu Council
Honoured to organise the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumong's Maha Parinirvana.
The Shravasti Retreat was organised at Drikung Kagyu Dorje Choezong, in Taipei, and also in India at Monastery in Dehradun, Uttrakhand and Bhumang Jampaling Monastery in Chountara, Himachal Pradesh. Shravasti Retreat was first introduce by His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang at the Garchen Milarepa Retreat centre in Taipei, under his kind direction and instruction, strict rules for dress code, food, and behaviours of the practitioners.
This meditation technique looks similar with the Acharya Goenka's Vippassana method, but it was based on a text which was extracted from the " Anapana Sati Sutra" taught by Lord Buddha in Shravasti.
The unique here is that it also includes the Mahamudra, Zogchen, and Zen meditational practice. It is also the central point or the heart essence of the "Gongchik " the teachings of the Lord Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. H.H. wishes that these teachings may flourish all over the world and may the religious harmony, peace and happiness for beings on earth.
At Drikung Kagyu Dorje Choezong Monastery the retreat was led by Drupon Gonpo Dorji for five days and was successfully completed on Feb 28th, 2017. All the participants had done very well during the retreat and we appreciate their participation.
In Dehradun Monastery, it was organised by Most Ven. Senge Tenzin Rinpoche and was led by Dr. Ramesh Chandra Negi (Lecturer, Kagyu Sampradhya CUTS) for five days from March 10th - 14th, 2017. There were about 20 people participating for the retreat.
At Chountara, the Retreat was organised and led by Most Ven. Bhumang Rinpoche for five days during the Tibetan Losar. Rinpoche gave instruction in the morning and evening for the monks and then go into practices. There were about 27 people participating for the retreat.
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang rejoices over their dedication and practices, and sends many good wishes and prayers for all the retreatants.