5th Annual Drukpa Council from Aug 29-Sept 5, 2013

The Buddhist Channel, June 19, 2013

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The 5th Annual Drukpa Council has been scheduled for 29 Aug to 5 Sept 2013, at the Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, India. This is likely to be the last time that Ladakh will play host to the world's largest assembly of Drukpa Masters.

The Annual Drukpa Council (ADC) is a yearly event for the masters and followers of the Drukpa Lineage to come together, exchange views and spiritual knowledge. Both the experienced and young Rinpoches of the Drukpa Lineage would be requested to give teachings and share their wisdom and experience during the ADC.

A brainchild of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the Drukpa Lineage, ADC aims to provide a platform for building and nourishing inter-group relationships within the Drukpa Lineage as well as to introduce and share the richness of its spiritual legacy with others. It also provides an annual gathering for the masters and the followers of the Drukpa Lineage to meet once a year, thus providing opportunity to receive teaching, empowerment, oral transmission, from accomplished Dragon masters of Tibet, Bhutan, India and Nepal.

ADC includes not only traditional rituals and practices, but also open discussions and exchange of views regarding the practical use of spirituality to resolve today's difficulties. It also functions as a forum to increase our ability to work more productively together in a harmonious way.

One of the key driving forces of the ADC is to promote Live to Love which is the practical aspect of inculcating loving-kindness and compassion in the world today.

About The Drukpa Lineage

The Drukpa Lineage or Lineage of the Dragons has the legacy of guiding countless beings on the path of Dharma and ultimate enlightenment for more than 800 years.

Yet with the passage of time, several important teachings and traditions of the lineage, such as the Yogini tradition within the Drukpa Lineage have been lost.

The teachings of the three mad yogis: i.e. Tsangnyon Heruka (1452-1507), Druknyon Kunga Legpa (also known as Drukpa Kunleg, 1455-1529) and Unyon Kunga Sangpo (1458-1532) are almost disappearing.

Many Drukpa followers neither know much about the Three Divine Madmen nor about other enlightened masters of the Drukpa Lineage such as Gyalwa Yangonpa (1213-1258) and Gyalwa Lorepa (1187-1250), even many of the monks and nuns do not know their biographies.

Those who are interested in attending the ADC, please email to contact@drukpa-hk.org for preliminary registration. Further details will be provided once available.