30.06. - 09.07.2017
The Jewel Garland of Fifty Deities compiled by Rigzin Chödrak
His Holiness The Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang has most kindly agreed to confer the entire cycle of deity-empowerments of "The Jewel Garland of Fifty Deities” traditionally transmitted in the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. This cycle of empowerments were first gathered and transmitted as a set by the Twenty-fourth Throne-holder, Rigzin Chökyi Drakpa (Drikung Dharmakirti), the First Kyabgön Chungtsang (1595-1659).
The Jewel Garland of Fifty Deities compiled by Rigzin Chödrak:
The fifty empowerments were compiled by Drikung Dharmakirti [1595-1659], based on The Compendium of Practice Methods, translated from Sanskrit into by Bari Lotsava (1040-1111) a contemporary of Milarepa. Drikung Dharmakirti himself received the empowerments from this source and practiced them. Later, he compiled the empowerments of fifty special deities with whom he had clear signs and experiences of accomplishments during his practice. All of the fifty empowerments are from the new tantra system, wherein there are four tantra-sets: kriyatantra, caryatantra, yogatantra, and mahayoga tantra. The fifty empowerments relate to any one of these four sets of tantra. For instance, the first empowerment is of Buddha Shakyamuni, which is from the kriyatantra. Likewise, the empowerment of Krodacala is from the caryatantra, that of Yellow Prajnapramita is from the yogatantra, and that of Red Kurukule is from the mahayogatantra. Being associated with the four sets of tantra, these empowerments relate to the five buddha families, the wisdoms, five negative emotions, and the activities such as peaceful activity, increasing activity, powerful activity and wrathful activity.
Registration on 29.06.17: 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Friday 30.06.-Sunday 09.07.2017: Empowerments from 10:00 am-12:00 pm/ 3:00pm- ca.6:00pm.
During this event there won't be live-streaming.
The following Empowerments will be bestowed:
1) Vajrāsana Śākyamuni, 2) Ṣaḍakṣarī Lokeśvara, 3) Khasarpaṇi Lokeśvara, 4) Siṃhanāda Lokeśvara, 5) Vagīsvara Mañjuśrī, 6) Sita/White Mañjuśrī, 7) Nāmasaṅgīti Mañjuśrī, 8) Canda Vajrapāṇi, 9) Bhūtaḍāmara Vajrapāṇi, 10) Acala [pictured here], 11) Śyāma/Green Tārā, 12) Sita/White Tārā, 13) Jāṅgulī, 14) Ekajaṭā, 15) Cundā, 16) Mārīcī, 17) Parṇśabarī, 18) Sitaprajñāpāramitā, 19) Kanakaprajñāpāramitā, 20) Sita/White Sarasvatī, 21) (Vajra)Sarasvatī, 22) Bhṛkutī, 23) Rakta/Red Kurukullā, 24) Sita/White Kurukullā, 25) Uṣṇīṣvijayā, 26) Sitātapatrā, 27) Vajracarcikā, 28) Mahāpratisarā, 29) Mahāmāyūrī, 30) Mahāsāhasrapramardanī, 31) Mahāmantrānūsāriṇī, 32) Mahāśītavati, 33) Vājragāndhārī, 34) Vajraśriṅkhalā, 35) Dhvajāgrakeyura, 36) Vasudhārā, 37) Maitreya, 38) Jambhala, 39) Ucchuṣma Jambhala, 40) Hayagrīva, 41) Raktayamāri, 42) Kṛṣṇayamāri, 43) Kṛṣṇayamāri (6-armed), 44) Yamantaka, 45) Vajrajjvālākarālī, 46) Vajrahūṃkāra, 47) Mahābala, 48) Trailokyavijaya, 49) Vighnāntaka and 50) Mahākāla.
Fee for the complete program including lunch and dinner: € 467,- / reduced: € 397,-. Please note that it will not be possible to exclude the meals from the fee.
Fee per day including lunch and dinner: € 55,-/ reduced € 46,- . Please note that it wiill not be possible to exclude the meals from the fee.
Translation from Tibetan to English: Meghan Howard
Translation from Tibetan to Russian: Viktorija Paukova