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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.

SEPTEMBER 2018  
DateTimePuja
Sat 1 Sep2pm-4.30pmOpen Day and Tea Party at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 2 Sep2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Medicine Buddha prayers
Mon 3 Sep – Thu 6 Sep7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 7 Sep8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 8 Sep9.30am-11.15am*Quick Path to Great Bliss puja
Sun 9 Sep2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Tara puja
Mon 10 Sep – Thu 13 Sep7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Mon 10 Sep7.30pm-9.15pmOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 14 Sep8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 15 Sep9.30am-11.15am*Quick Path to Great Bliss puja
Sun 16 Sep6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day Sunday prayers – Avalokiteshvara puja
7.45am-8.15amSunday prayers – Avalokiteshvara puja
Mon 17 Sep – Thu 20 Sep7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 21 Sep8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 22 Sep10am-1pm‘Freedom from Fear and Anxiety’ half-day course with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 23 Sep2.15pm-3.15pmSunday prayers – Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Mon 24 Sep – Thu 27 Sep7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Tue 25 Sep7.30am-9.15amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Wed 26 Sep8.00am-11.15amMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Fri 28 Sep8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 29 Sep10am-12.45pmMeditation for a Clear Mind' half-day retreat at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 30 Sep2.15pm-3pmPrayers for World Peace


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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