First Three-Year Retreat of the Drikung Kagyu Tradition in Europe

djrFor the first time ever a Three-Year Retreat according to the Drikung Kagyu Tradition will be held in Europe. The retreat, beginning in the fall of 2014, will be held at the Milarepa Retreat Center in Schneverdingen, Germany.

DSC 48KKGVen. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen has been appointed by His Holiness as the retreat master (drubpön), thus assuring an authentic Three-Year Retreat as handed down by the Drikung Kagyu masters in the course of the centuries. His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang will personally give empowerments and transmissions to the retreatants.

The Milarepa Retreat Center is the manifestation of a vision of His Holiness to transfer the three holy mountains Kailash, Lapchi, and Tsari to the west, whereby it represents Mt. Kailash. The three sacred mountains are intimately related with long-term retreats throughout the history of Tibetan Buddhism in general and the Drikung Kagyu Tradition in particular. Likewise, the three retreat places in the west associated with these holy mountains are imbued with the blessings of the lineage Lamas.

MRZ 34This will be the first Three-Year Retreat to be held at this auspicious location. HH the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, HE Garchen Rinpoche, and Ven. Khenchen Rinpoche have described the importance and benefit of a Three-Year Retreat on the Center’s website. Anyone wishing to enter the Three-Year Retreat should be familiar with Buddhist philosophy and sadhana practice. A letter describing the personal
motivation and reasons for participating in a Three-Year Retreat as well as the
completion of a three-month preparatory retreat approximately six months prior to the onset of the Three-Year Retreat and a concluding personal interview with the retreat master are prerequisites for participation in the Three-Year Retreat. All information and further requirements can be accessed on the Website of the Mailarepa Retreat Center or you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Center.





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