3-9 July 2023 (7 days)
Led by: Lama Rinchen.
Seminar begins on Monday 3th of July at 9 a.m. and ends on Sunday 9th of July at about 5 p.m.
Chakrasamvara (in Tibetan Khorlo Demchok or Khorlo Dompa) is the embodiment of the highest joy of all Buddhas. Along with Vajrayogini (Dorje Phagmo), who is his partner, this was the main Yidam of all the great lineage holders in the Kagyu tradition: Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa and the Karmapas. Marpa the Translator and the forefathers of the Kagyu lineage regarded the Chakrasamvara tantra as the essence of all other tantras.
Drubpa is a multi-day practice of a Yidam. The ritual includes, among others, making a sand mandala and a fire puja at the end.
To actively engage in the practice (recitation of the text combined with meditation on Khorlo Demchog) one needs to obtain the empowerment.
However, one is welcomed to sit in the temple during the session and engage in one’s own meditation or recite one’s favourite prayers or mantras. You may also sponsor accommodation or board for participants of the puja or donate towards the materials needed for the ritual (rice for bowls, oats for tormas, butter for decorations, tealights, incense, tsok supplies, etc.).
All these activities bring accumulation of merit and the same blessing of Khorlo Demchog as that received by those who actively participate in the practice.
3th of July (Monday) - Khorlo Demczok sachok (the ritual of consecrating the ground and beginning the sand mandala);
4th - 5th of July (Tuesday – Wednesday) - shortened Khorlo Demochok puja in the morning (only dak kye), then making the sand mandala (only those who take part in practice can make the mandala);
6th - 8th of July (Thursday – Saturday) - 3-day Khorlo Demchok drubpa;
9th of July (Sunday) – Khorlo Demchok fire puja (jinsek) and throwing the sand from the mandala into the river.
Those who have received the transmission and wish to acquire the text for practice are asked to place an order during registration (Note: we offer the text in Polish transcription).
Registration deadline (and prepayment for meals) – till the 26th of June.
Practice texts can be ordered also till this day. The text is paid extra and is intended only for people who have received the Khorlo Demchok empowerment.
Registration can be completed using the registration form. Please fill in the form also for any accompanying person not participating in the sessions.
All changes considering your stay should be submitted at least three days in advance.
Our Buddhist Centre in Grabnik is maintained exclusively by donations, therefore each, even very symbolic, amount offered money is important and appreciated. Those who would like to support us, may do the donations via transfer to our bank account or with a use of a debit card (see: donate) or in cash at the Centre.
Suggested donation (meals not included):
one day - 35 PLN
full seminar - 245 PLN
Tsok will be offered every day. You are welcome to participate in the costs.
Additional stay not during the seminar – 30 PLN per day
Children and accompanying persons not participating in the sessions – 30 PLN per day
All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 16 PLN, lunch 28 PLN, dinner 16 PLN (full board - 60 PLN)
Please bring your own mug.
Prepayment is not equivalent to registering for the seminar. Please remember to register!
We are not able to guarantee meals to those arriving unannounced.
- We cannot guarantee meals to those who do not register and make a donation on time.
- Meals are served at fixed hours (breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.).
- Please think your order through. There are no returns for ordered and not used meals, unless a resignation is submitted three days in advance.
GUIDE FOR PARTICIPANTS
In order to avoid misunderstandings and make the work of our team easier, please read the Guide for Participants which explains what to bring, where to stay, how to behave and more.
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