The Drikung Kagyu Order was founded in 1179 by Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön. It is headed by the two Kyabgon Rinpoches, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang. While Chungtsang Rinpoche resides in Lhasa, Chetsang Rinpoche has established the Drikung Kagyu seat in exile in Dehra Dun, in the northeast of India.
Please be informed that all participants are requested to register on-line for the Great Shravasti event from TODAY till 20th September, including monks and nuns.
Dear Dharma friends,
We are Great Honoured to Announce that His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang will Bless a Dharma tour to Taiwan from ( 2015.12～2016.01).
His Holiness is going to give teachings and empowerments. All Dharma friends and followers are most welcome.
H.H. visits Hungary on 26th of June, 2015
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang warmly welcomed by Drupon Lhundup Dorjey, Drupon Jigmet, members of the Peace Stupa Hungary and many other devotees. On 27th June 2015: His Holiness kindly conferred the empowerment of Aloketeshvara with Thousand Arms upon hundreds of devotees from Hungary and surrounding countries. The empowerment was followed by a session of discussion on the practice of Shamatha and Vippasana.
The ninth National Congress of the Chinese Buddhist Association was concluded on April 21, 2015. Ven. Master Xuecheng was elected as the ninth president of the Buddhism association and His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chungtsang was elected the vice president.
On June 8 , 2015, at His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and Trichen Rinpoche arrived in Los Angeles International Airport, and were warmly welcomed by many disciples headed by Lama Thupten Nima, Abbot of Drikung Rinchen Choling. After leaving the Airport, some members offered a welcoming lunch to His Holiness at a local restaurant. Upon the arrival of His Holiness at Drikung Rinchen Choling, lamas from Drikung centers in US,
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang arrived Mexico City on 2nd June 2015, HH was warmly received at the airport by Mr. Alex Haddad, Mrs. Fanny Ryzeman the President of the Drikung Kagyu Mexico, Mr. Marco Antonio Karam, the President of the Casa Tibet Mexico, most Ven. Drupon Samten Rinpoche, Acharya Gyursam and all the Sangha Members of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage in Mexico City. OnHH gave teachings and explanation of the beautiful songs of Milarepa at the Soumaya Museum from . Everybody was very happy to hear the wonderful songs of the Great Yogi of Tibet, the Milarepa.
His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and entourage arrived in Lima, Peru on the evening of May 14, greeted with great fanfare by Drikung Kagyu disciples from Peru, Chile & other South American countries, to the accompaniment of traditional Peruvian musicians and dancers.
This marked the beginning of the 2015 Andean-Peruvian Pilgrimage with over 30 participants from Bhutan, Taiwan, United States, Canada, and other Central and South American countries.
The main program in Lima was the conferment of the Great Empowerment of Kalacakra on the weekend of May 16 and 17 - the very first time for His Holiness in this lifetime.
On a beautiful, sunnymorning in Asheville, North Carolina, many members and others, old and young, monastic and lay, lined the sidewalk outside Urban Dharma (UD) to welcome His Holiness in a joyous fusion of traditional Tibetan and local Appalachian customs. His Holiness and Trichen Rinpoche were greeted by UD founder and spiritual director, Dorjé Lopön Dr. Hun Lye and led into the center amidst shower petals showering from the sky, bubbles billowing from the ground, and live Appalachian Bluegrass music pervading all directions.
Nepal Earthquake Relief: Drikung Buddhist Group
The Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for disaster relief in Nepal has been launched.
His Holiness urges everyone who is able to help to contribute to this fund - every dollar contributed will help.
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His Holiness Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang was formally appointed as a United Nations Mountain Partnership Ambassador by Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General for Forestry of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) on the afternoon of May 6 at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC. The Stimson Center is one of the leading think tanks in the United States focusing on "pragmatic solutions for global security."
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang visited Drikung Dharma Surya Centre on 30th April to 3rd may 2015, at Virginia, USA. for the Amitabha Millions Mantras for World peace.
All the people waited out side and greeted Holiness and invited into the hall by Ven. Khenpo Samdrup and all the members of the centre. There His Holiness gave the teaching on Amitabha prayers and lead the recitation of the Amitabha Mantra. After lunch, His Holiness gave an empowerment of Buddha Amitabha for all the people.
As invited by the Rubin Museum, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang visited to observe the age old traditional arts and paintings of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism which were displayed at the Rubin Museum, USA from 24th April to. On 24th April His Holiness was received by Prof. David P. Jackson the author of “The Painting Tradition of the Drikung Kagyu School”, staff members of the Rubin Museum and some of the followers of Drikung Kagyu Lineage.