It is with the greatest joy and delight that we announce the upcoming visit of H. H. The Drikung Kyabgon Thinley. It is for the time being the last visit of His Holiness. His Holiness will start a private Three-Year-Retreat beginning of 2025, therefore His Holiness will give in 2024 the concluding Teachings of the Hevajra/ Nairamtya Tantras.
For the second time in Europe, His Holiness will lead in 2024 a Nairamtya Drubchen according to the Marpa-Ngok transmission. The event will begin with a Nairatmya Empowerment and will continue with the "Sepho" Teachings - the Six Yogas of Naropa - according to the Mar-Ngok-Tradtion, on the basis of the text of Taranata.
In 2017 His Holiness officially declared that the Milarepa Retreat Center will be the location in Germany, where the Mar-Ngok-Hevajra/Teachings will be rooted as a "Special Project" His Holiness has accordingly expressed the wish, where each year there will be alternately a Hevajra and a Nairatmya Drubchen.
The motivation of H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Thrinley Lhundrub was to establish Lord Marpa back to his legitimate Seat within the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and to revitalize the transmissions passed from Lord Marpa to his pupil Ngok Choku Dorje, especially with focus on 2 of the Ngok mandalas: the Hevajra (9 deity) and Nairatmya (15 deity). For further information, please visit: www.mar-ngok.org
All practitioners from throughout the world can participate in this Drubchen. The Teachings will be translated into English, German and Russian. No previous knowledge is required.
A Drubchen is characterized by the fact that the mantra is continuously recited day and night. We will form small groups that recite the mantra all night long until the first session of the next day.
Since several organizational matters must be discussed, we strongly request that all participants keep to the following schedule and arrive no later than 5:30 PM
9:00 am-5:30 pm: Registration
4:30 pm: Volunteers meet with their team leaders
5:30 pm: Volunteers meet with their team leaders
6:30-7:30 pm: Dinner (Please come on time to dinner, as the Volonteers-Teams also want to attend the meeting at 8:00 pm)
8:00 pm: Mandatory Meeting for all participants: Information on scheduling during the Drubchen.
Please note: After this meeting we can’t offer a driving service to your hotel; we kindly ask you to please take care of the organisation of your taxi.
The complete Program will be distributed in the Center.
On July 07, 2024 the Drubchen finishes around 3:00 pm.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS OUTSIDE THE CENTER:
If you are staying overnight outside, you can also participate in the Drubchen.
Silence is maintained during the Drubchen. It is recommended that all participants who spend the night in external accommodations do not interrupt their silence when entering and leaving the mandala if possible.
If you wish to use instruments for the practice, please bring your personal ritual objects (vajra, bell and damaru).
The Center will supply the Nairatmya Sadhana (in English only).
Of course, the teachings will be translated into German, English and Russian during the Drubchen.
Translation into English: Cécile Ducher
Since this is a closed retreat, you must participate in the complete Drubchen-week. It will not be possible to participate only on single days.
There are enough mats and chair places. You are welcome to bring your own seat cushion. Seats can be reserved for visitors and accompanying persons with limited mobility. If you are a wheelchair user, please indicate this when registering.
It will be possible to take refuge by His Holiness. If you wish to take refuge, please write us an e-mail to: email@example.com
After receipt of your registration we will send you an invoice. Your booking will only become binding upon receipt of the fee to our account.
Complete Program (incl. lunch and dinner):
Discounts are granted to pensioners, schoolchildren/students, unemployed persons, welfare recipients and disabled persons.
Please note: Your registration can only be processed if we have a copy of the document that qualifies you for a discount.
OVERNIGHT STAYS AT THE MILAREPA RETREAT CENTER AND EXTERNAL ACCOMMODATIONS:
At the Milarepa Retreat Centre we can only offer a limited number of overnight stays including breakfast. As soon as this contingent has been exhausted, please contact the Schneverdingen Tourist Office (www.schneverdingen-touristik.de) directly. We strongly recommend that you try to find a place to stay as soon as possible, as the month of August is the peak vacation season in the Lüneburger Heath.
PARKING AT THE MILAREPA RETREAT CENTER:
The limited number of parking spaces at the Milarepa Retreat Center is reserved for guests of the Center.
We can recommend the following taxi company:
Blitz Taxi - Tel: 05193-9722000
Taxi Kleinschmidt - Tel: 05193 3001
SPONSERING FOR THIS EVENT:
The war on our doorstep, and the increase in prices by inflation and general raise of insecurity pose great challenges for the Milarepa Retreat Center.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT US?
NEW: The center needs two new Thankas;
a Cakramsamvara Thanka for the temple and a Dusölma Thanka for the Achi Temple. The costs are around € 800,-.
NAIRATMYA DRUBCHEN: That’s why, we are NOW dependent on your SUPPORT for this this special Event with H.H. The Drikung Kyabgon Thinley Lhundup. WITHOUT your help the Center won’t be able to realize the expenses alone.
We only can master this event ALTOGETHER.
FOLLOWING SPONSERING POSSIBILITIES ARE URGENTLY NEEDED:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!