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HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Aug. 6th - 9th rare event of special empowerments & oral transmissions at DKC


These are very rare and important teachings and oral transmissions that many people like to attend so please sign up early. We are on a WAIt-LIST now, but you can still register and we will notify you if space is available.  Onsite lunch is full, so please bring your lunch or plan to go out for lunch.  Please see the Special Events page for more details including the online registration form.You can reserve your seat by making your deposit online under the DONATE page or mail us a check.

Nearby hotels and some special rates if you book by the dates listed here:  Hotels List for DKC

See the downloads page for program details, along with local lodging and other helpful information. Please contact us if you have more questions. We look forward to this auspicious event !

DKC Staff  


August, July and recent 2015 DKC schedule

August 1st 5:30pm Volenteer meeting in preparation of His Holiness's arrival on August 4th.  Please plan to attend this meeting if you will be volenteering at the event.

August 1st 7:00pm Drupon Samten teaches on “How to prepare our minds to receive these precious empowerments, teachings and oral transmissions from His Holiness”. Drupon will share with us how to prepare our minds and have the proper motivation for this event so that we can receive these teachings in a similar manner as has been done with previous masters in the past in order to continue to preserve these teachings and blessings from the Lord Buddha for the benefit of all sentient beings.

August 4th 5:00pm Please join us to WELCOME HIS HOLINESS TO DKC -- You can arrive any time after 4pm.  We will prepare around 5pm - 5:30pm for His Holiness's arrival to DKC.

August 6th - 9th  His Holiness's program at DKC (see details above and under special events)

Recently completed programs below

 July 25th 10am - 5pm  Volenteer work day and continue preparations for His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon's arrival in a couple weeks.  We need help inside, outside and with various tasks to get ready to recieve His Holiness.  Any amount of time that you can come to help is greatly appreciated.  Please bring your lunch or something to share for a potluck if you will be here during the lunch time.  Thanks in advance.

 July 18th 10am - 5pm  Volenteer work day and preparations for His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon's arrival in a couple weeks.  We need help inside, outside and with various tasks to get ready to recieve His Holiness. 



July 11th 7:00-8:30pm Dharma Protectors practice at DKC


July 4th 7pm -- Join us to celebrate His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's 80th birthday

Amitayus Long Life ceremony and TSOk (food offering).  Please bring something for the TSOK offering. 

 June 27th 7pm --  Lopon Dorje Khandro continues teachings on the Jewel Ornament of Liberation

June 20th 7pm -- Movie night with Drupon Samten Rinpoche.

June 6th 7:00pm Dharma Protector's practice with Ani Dolma and Ani Tenzin -- Chanting with Tibetan musical instruments and Tea offering mudras.

May 30th 7:00pm Shamata meditation and Chenrezig practice -- Silent meditation, and chanting along with mantra recitation and tibetan musical instruments.

May 24th  10am Lopon Dorje Khandro will give teaching on the next section in the Jewel Ornament of LIberation (The Mahayana Family)


May 17th Earthquake Sacred Sound Benefit Concert with Richard Rudis and Diane Mandel  Sunday at 7pm at DKC.  Suggested donation $20   All proceeds will go for Nepal Relief

Here is a link to where you can also donate online and see what is being done to help Nepal.




May 2nd: Phowa practice led by Drupon Samten Rinpoche 

Our dear sangha member Frank Hagar passed away this week in India.  Drupon Samten will lead the group Phowa practice.  Please join us at  7pm - 8:30pm for this special prayer ceremony. 




Jewel Ornament teachings and prayers for all impacted from Nepal earthquake

Dear Friends, 

Lopon Wangdu will teach on Chapter 1 of the Jewel Ornament of Libertation: the Mahayana Family. We will also do prayers for those who died and all those impacted by the Nepal earthquake yesterday.  Drupon Samten Rinpoche will also join.

Drupon Samten requests us to do Chenrezig, Amtabha and Vajrasattava mantras and prayers for all those effected by the Nepal earthquake.

Chenrezig: OM MA-NI- PAD-ME HUNG

Vajrasattva: OM VAJ-RA SAT-TVA HUNG (short mantra)


Sincerely, DKC Staff


His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang at DKC early August 2015

We are pleased to announce that His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang will be giving a set of rare and precious Empowerments and Oral transmissions

at Drikung Kyobpa Choling Monastery in Escondido California

from August 6th to August 9th 2015.

Due to limited seating, pre-registration for the program is required by July 25th and registration will be opening soon.  A wait-list may be started if we reach capacity early. 

More details on how to register and costs, in order to cover expenses and make a generous offering to His Holiness, will be provided shortly.

HHDK planned program schedule is as listed below.  

 In addition there will be a private session for the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra Oral transmission for those enrolled in the 3-year retreat home-study program.

 Will update as soon as registration is open.  Thank you.  DKC staff