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Duldzin Dragpa Centre

Duldzin Dragpa Centre in Epping is the principal Kadampa Buddhist Centre in East Herts and Essex. Its purpose is to give people the opportunity to practice meditation and Kadampa Buddhism. The Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union, an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

The Centre offers weekly meditation classes, Foundation Programme (FP), chanted meditation sessions (pujas), Sunday Prayers & Prayers for World Peace and Precepts days which are suitable for everyone.

Weekly meditation classes are held at Billericay, Bishop’s Stortford, BraintreeChelmsford, Hoddesdon, Epping (coffee morning, lunchtime and evening), Leigh-on-Sea, Rayleigh, Romford, South Woodford and Westcliff-on-Sea. Classes include guided meditations so that you can learn how to meditate correctly, and advice on how to apply meditation in daily life to achieve inner peace and happiness.

Kadam Ai Peng McBretney

Resident Teacher

The Resident Teacher of Duldzin Dragpa Centre is Kadam Ai Peng McBretney.

She has studied and practised Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
She teaches at Leigh-on-Sea, Billericay, Hoddesdon and Epping (Tuesday mornings and evenings).

Through her experience of putting Buddha’s advice into practice, she presents the teachings in a clear and practical way
that inspires us to develop inner peace, happiness and wisdom.

Chanted Prayers

The chanted prayers at Duldzin Dragpa Centre, known as ‘pujas’, follow a range of Buddhist prayer booklets (sadhanas) prepared by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and are available from the Centre’s shop or Tharpa Publications. Engaging in pujas (especiallly Tsog pujas) is a special method of purifying negativity, accumulating merit and receiving blessings. It helps to develop and maintain a positive mind, and is a powerful preparation for meditation. Tsog pujas (highlighted in blue below) involve making offerings of food and drink to the Buddhas together with prayers and meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend all the pujas and there is no fee.

Sunday Prayers & Prayers for World Peace
These chanted sessions (pujas) at the Centre are very beautiful prayers sung in English with great meaning and dedicated to the happiness and welfare of all living beings. The sessions are generally held on Sundays afternoons as indicated in schedule below. Everyone is welcome. Pujas with tsog are highlighted.

Puja Schedule

July
JULY 2019  
DateTimePuja
Mon 1 July – Thu 4 July7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 5 July8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 6 July8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sun 7 July10am-1pmFP revision 2
2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers - Powa ceremony
Mon 8 July – Thu 11 July7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Wed 10 July8.00am-9.45amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 12 July8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 13 July6.30am-7.15amPrecepts day (optional)
9am-10am*Dakini Yoga
Sun 14 July10am-1pmFP exam (10am-1pm)
Mon 15 July – Thu 18 July7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 19 July8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 20 July10.00am-11.00amKids meditation class at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 21 July9.30am-12.45amMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Mon 22 July – Thu 25 July7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 26 July – Sat 10 JulyInternational Summer Festival – Abiding in the Heart, Part 1: Je Tsongkhapa empowerment with Gen-la Dekyong and Infinite Bliss, Part 2: Dorje Shugden empowerment with Gen-la Jampa, Manjushri KMC, Ulverston, Cumbria
Aug
DateTimePuja
Fri 26 Jul – Sat 10 AugInternational Summer Festival: Week 1, Abiding in the Heart, Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa and Teachings with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong. Week 2, Infinite Bliss, Empowerment of Dorje Shugden and Teachings with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, Ulverston, Cumbria
Mon 12 Aug – Thu 15 Aug7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 16 Aug8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Mon 19 Aug – Thu 22 Aug7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 23 Aug8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 24 Aug9.30am-11.15am*Quick Path to Great Bliss puja
Sun 25 Aug10am-11.45amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Mon 26 Aug – Thu 29 Aug7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Wed 28 Aug9.30am-12.45pmMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Fri 30 Aug8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 31 Aug9.30am-11.15am*Quick Path to Great Bliss puja
Sep
DateTimePuja
Sun 1 Sep2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Medicine Buddha prayers
Mon 2 Sep – Thu 5 Sep7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 6 Sep8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 7 Sep10.00am-12.00pmTantra teachings at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sat 7 Sep2.00m-3.00pmKids meditation class at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 8 Sep2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Tara puja
Mon 9 Sep – Thu 12 Sep7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Tue 10 Sep11.00am-12.45pmOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 13 Sep8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 14 Sep10am-1pm‘Calm, Clear Mind’ half-day course with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 15 Sep6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amSunday prayers – Avalokiteshvara puja
Mon 16 Sep – Thu 19 Sep7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 20 Sep8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 21 Aug9.30am-12.45pmMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Sun 22 Sep2.15pm-3.00pmPrayers for World Peace
Mon 23 Sep – Thu 26 Sep7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Wed 25 Sep8.00am-9.45amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 27 Sep8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 28 Sep10am-12.45pmMeditation for Relaxation' half-day retreat at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 29 Sep10am-11amWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Fri 27 Sep – Thu 3 OctInternational Fall Festival with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab – Buddha Avalokiteshvara empowerment and the Oral Transmission of the Mirror of Dharma at IKRC Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Oct
DateTimePuja
Mon 30 Sep – Thu 3 Oct7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 4 Oct8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 5 Oct10am-11amWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Mon 7 Oct – Wed 9 Oct7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Thu 10 Oct8.00am-9.45amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 11 Oct8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 12 Oct10am-1pm‘A Buddhist Perspective on Life & Death’ half-day course with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 13 Oct6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amSunday prayers – Powa ceremony
Mon 14 Oct – Thu 17 Oct7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 18 Oct8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 19 Oct9.30am-11.15am*Quick Path to Great Bliss puja
Sun 20 Oct2.15pm-3pmSunday prayers – Medicine prayers
Mon 21 Oct – Thu 24 Oct7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 25 Oct9am-10.45amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Sat 26 Oct9.30am-11.15am*Quick Path to Great Bliss puja
Sun 27 Oct2.15pm-3.15pmSunday prayers – Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Mon 28 Oct – Thu 31 Oct7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Tue 29 Oct9.30am-12.45pmMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Nov
DateTimePuja
Fri 1 Nov8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 2 Nov10.30am-3.30pm‘Buddha Manjushri empowerment' with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Mon 4 Nov – Thu 7 Nov7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 8 Nov8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 9 Nov2.00m-3.00pmKids meditation class at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 10 Nov2.15pm-4pmSunday prayers – Offering to Spiritual Guide
Mon 11 Nov – Thu 14 Nov7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 15 Nov8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 16 Nov10am-12.45pmMeditation for a Kind Heart' half-day retreat at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 17 Nov6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amPrayers for World Peace
Mon 18 Nov – Thu 21 Nov7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 22 Nov8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 23 Nov10.00am-12.00pmTantra teachings at Duldzin Dragpa Centre followed by Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog 12.15pm-1.15pm
Sun 24 Nov2.15pm-3pmSunday prayers – Avalokiteshvara puja
Mon 25 Nov – Thu 28 Nov7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Mon 25 Nov8.30am-10.15amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Wed 27 Nov7.45am-11amMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Fri 29 Nov – Sun 1 DecTeachings on the Stages of the Paht (from Offering to the Spiritual Guide) with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong – Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, Ulverston, Cumbria
Dec
DateTimePuja
Mon 2 Dec – Thu 5 Dec7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 6 Dec8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 7 Dec10am-1pm‘Building Positive Relationships’ half-day course with Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 8 Dec2.15pm-3pmSunday prayers – Tara puja
Mon 9 Dec – Thu 12 Dec7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Tue 10 Dec11.00am-12.45pmOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 13 Dec8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 14 Dec10.00am-12.00pmTantra teachings at Duldzin Dragpa Centre followed by Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog 12.15pm-1.15pm
Sun 15 Dec6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amSunday prayers – Powa ceremony
Mon 16 Dec – Thu 19 Dec7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)


Precepts Days

Precept days are special days to purify negative karma and emphasize keeping pure moral discipline.
Please contact us before attending the Centre to confirm the event is being held by emailing us at info@duldzindragpa.org or calling us on 01992 571354.

*Highest Yoga Tantra Practitioners Only

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