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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.

Schedule of chanted prayers for April 2018
Mon 2 Apr – Thu 5 Apr 7.30am-8.30am Wishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 6 Apr 8am-9am

7pm-8pm

*Dakini Yoga

Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Mon 9 Apr – Thu 12 Apr 7.30am-8.30am Wishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Tue 10 Apr 9.00am-10.45am Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Fri 13 Apr – Sat 14 Apr 6.30am– 7.00am

8.00am – 9.15am

10.30am – 11.45am

3.30pm – 4.45pm

Special fasting and purification retreat in conjunction with Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara at Duldzin Dragpa Centre                                

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Apr Wishfulfilling Jewel at 12pm-12.45pm

Note: Both days are Precepts days (Fri 21 Apr Lunch at 12.30pm)

Sun 15 Apr 2.15pm-4.00pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Buddha’s Enlightenment day)
Mon 16 Apr – Thu 19 Apr 7.30am-8.30am Wishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 20 Apr 8am-9am

7pm-8pm

*Dakini Yoga

Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Sat 21 Apr 10am-1pm ‘Introduction to Tantra, Buddha’s Uncommon Wisdom’ half-day course with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 22 Apr 2.15pm-3.15pm Sunday prayers – Medicine Buddha prayers
Mon 23 Apr – Thu 26 Apr 7.30am-8.30am Wishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Wed 25 Apr 8.00am-9.45am Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Fri 27 Apr 8am-9am *Dakini Yoga
Sat 28 Apr 9.30am-12.45pm Melodious Drum (Kangso)
Sun 29 Apr 2.15pm-3.15pm Prayers for World Peace
Mon 30 Apr 7.30am-8.30am Wishfulfilling 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.

Fri 13 Apr – Sat 14 Apr 2018 6.30am – 7.15am

Free eBooks on Kadampa Buddhism

A Special Gift from
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

At the request of the author, the eBook edition of Modern Buddhism is available free.

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A Special Gift from
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

At the request of the author, the eBook edition of How To Transform Your Life is available free.

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