H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Thinley Lhundup - Hevajra Drubchen, Empowerment and Teachings



It is with the greatest joy and delight that we announce the upcoming visit of H. H. Drikung Kyabgon Thinley Lhundup. For the second time in Europe, His Holiness will lead the Hevajra Drubchen according to the Marpa Ngok transmission of the Drikung Kagyü lineage. The event will begin with a Hevajra initiation and teachings, followed by the Drubchen.

Marpa journeyed to India three times to receive and practice teachings. Most of Marpa's transmissions derive from Naropa. Hevajra was Marpa's main Yidam from the 13 Mother Tantras. His Holiness wishes to revive Marpa's Yidam practice, as this Mar Ngok line is in danger of dying out.

Therefore, His Holiness officially declared that the Milarepa Retreat Center in Germany will be the location where the Drubchen and all Mar-Ngok Hevajra Tantra teachings will be practiced as a "Specialty" here. His Holiness has accordingly created a program in which each year there will be alternately a Hevajra and a Nairatmya Drubchen from the Hevajra Mandala.

All practitioners from throughout the world can participate in the Drubchens.

The teachings will be translated into English, German and Russian. No previous knowledge is required.

For further information, please visit: www.mar-ngok.org


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 17:30 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 Helper-Teams also want to attend the meeting at 20:00)
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 16, 2023 the Drubchen finishes around 4:00 pm.


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 Hevajra Sadhana.


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.


Since His Holiness will be leading the drubchen-week and requires regular rest periods, there will be no interviews.


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.


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):
620-€ (regular)
520,-€ (reduced)
Discounts are granted to pensioners, schoolchildren/students, unemployed persons, Hartz IV 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.


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.


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
The ride from the train station in Schneverdingen to the Center costs: €20,00

We look forward to welcoming you at the Milarepa Retreat Center!



The war on our doorstep, and the resulting increase in prices and general raise of insecurity pose great challenges for the Milarepa Retreat Center. In addition, at the age of 83, the founder Dr. Liane Pitsos is retiring from all activities and responsibilities.

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.




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Anmeldeschluss | Deadline of Registration 23.06.2023

Ordinierte Gäste können, solange noch Zimmer verfügbar sind, im Milarepa Retreat Zentrum übernachten. | Ordained can stay overnight at the Milarepa Retreat Center as long as rooms are still available.

Die Teilnahmegebühren sind inklusive Mittag- und Abendessen, bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, daß die Gebühr vollständig entrichtet werden muss. Es können keine Mahlzeiten exkludiert werden!
Fees for the Drubchen include lunch and dinner, we kindly ask you for your understanding, that the complete fee has to be compounded. It is not possible to exclude meals!

Anmeldung zur Ãœbernachtung | Registration for accommodation

Übernachtung inkl. Frühstück, die Gebühr muss vollständig entrichtet werden. Es können keine Mahlzeiten exkludiert werden!
Accomodation incl. breakfast, the complete fee has to be compounded. It is not possible to exclude meals!


Anreise/Abreise | Arrival/Departure
Anmeldung für Mahlzeiten VOR dem Drubchen | Registration for Meals BEFORE the Drubchen
Anmeldung für Mahlzeiten NACH dem Drubchen | Registration for Meals AFTER the Drubchen
Ermäßigungen | Reduced Fee

Ermäßigungen werden Rentnern, Schülern/Studenten, Erwerbslosen, Hartz IV-Empfängern sowie Behinderten gewährt. | We offer reduced fees for retired or unemployed persons, students, welfare recipients and disabled persons.

Ihre Anmeldung kann erst dann bearbeitet werden, wenn uns eine Kopie des Dokuments vorliegt, aus dem hervorgeht, dass Sie ermäßigungsberechtigt sind. Wenn Sie uns schon einen Nachweis geschickt haben, müssen Sie es nicht noch einmal schicken I Your application can only be processed if we have a copy of the document that states that you are entitled to a discount. If you already have send one, you don’t have to send again.


Bei Veranstaltungen sind wir auf die Mithilfe aller Teilnehmer angewiesen und Karma Yoga ist eine großartige Möglichkeit Verdienst anzusammeln.

During events we need help from ever participant. Voluntary help is a valuable part of our practice on the spiritual path and also serves the accumulation of merit (karma yoga).

Bezüglich der Corona-Maßnahmen bitte Folgendes beachten I
Regarding the Corona Measures please note:

Wir bitten 24 Stunden vor Anreise einen PCR-Test zu machen und bei der Ankunft vorzulegen. Falls die Corona Situation sich wieder verschlechtern sollte, behalten wir es uns vor, im Zentrum alle TeilnehmerInnen zu testen. Bitte bringen Sie ihre Maske mit, falls sie benötigt, wird.

We kindly ask for a PCR-test made 24 hours before arriving at the Center and to please submit at the arrival. If the Corona situation deteriorates, we would have to test all participants in the Center. Please bring your face-mask, if needed

Zahlungsbedingungen | Conditions of Payment

Nach Eingang Ihrer Anmeldung erhalten Sie von uns eine Rechnung. Erst mit Eingang der Gebühr auf unserem Konto wird Ihre Buchung verbindlich.
Stornierung: Eine kostenlose Stornierung der Anmeldung (Veranstaltung, Übernachtung und Mahlzeiten im Milarepa Retreat Zentrum) ist bis 14 Tage vor Veranstaltungsbeginn möglich. Bei einer Stornierung danach werden 30% der einbezahlten Gebühren für Veranstaltung, Übernachtung und Mahlzeiten im Milarepa Retreat Zentrum, einbehalten.

Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive an email invoice from us indicating the date by which your complete payment must be deposited to our account.
Cancellation: A cancellation of your reservation (retreat, overnight accommodations and meals at Milarepa Retreat Center) free of charge is possible up to 14 days before the start of the event. In the event of cancellations after this, 30% of the paid fees for the event, overnight accommodations and meals at the Milarepa Retreat Center will be retained.

Bankverbindung | Bank details

Garchen Stiftung
Kreissparkasse Soltau
Kto-Nr: 55047153
BLZ 25851660
IBAN: DE 50258516600055047153

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