Great Accomplishment Ceremony (Drubchen) and Teachings of the 1ooo-Arm Chenrezig

The following article is from the Winter, 1999 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

May 7-12

The Great Accomplishment Ceremony (Dnibchen) and Teachings of the 1000-Arm Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) will be given by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA. His Holiness will also give the blessings for a new Drikung Kagyu Monastery in Escondido, California, located north of San Diego, and for the Drikung Mountain Monasteiy, located in Utah, for longterm retreats.

The Chenrezig Drubchen is a very important and auspicious event. This is the first time His Holiness, who is an incarnation of Chenrezig, has performed the Great Accomplishment Ceremony (Drubchen) of Avalokiteshvara outside of Tibet and India. This practice is greatly encouraged by the great masters of all lineages. This is one of the most important retreats in Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibetand India, many thousands of people have been inspired to come to receive the blessings of the Drubchen of Chenrezig. His Holiness has performed this Drubchen in Ladakh many times. This Drubchen is for the development of great love and compassion for all sentient beings. It is beneficial for beginners and advanced Dharma practitioners to deepen their practice and, through the blessings of the Drubchen, greatly increases and strengthens their Bodhicitta, the crucial essence for the attainment of Enlightenment. It is also a great healing physically and mentally, and brings long life and good fortune to everyone.

For more information, contact: Drikung Kyobpa Choling Monastery, 1768 Sheridan Avenue, Escondido, CA 92027. Phone: (760)738-0089. Fax: (760)738-1122. email: [email protected] ä_æ