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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

April
APRIL 2019  
DateTimePuja
Mon 1 Apr – Thu 4 Apr7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 5 Apr8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 6 Apr10.00am-1.15pm‘Breaking Free from Bad Habits’ half-day course with Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 7 Apr2.15pm-3.15pmSunday prayers – Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog (Dedicate for NKT day on Sat 6 Apr)
Mon 8 Apr – Thu 11 Apr7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Wed 10 Apr9.30am-11.15amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 12 Apr8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 13 Apr - Sun 14 Apr6.30am – 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
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Apr Wishfulfilling Jewel at 12pm-12.45pm
Note: Both days are Precepts days (Sat 13 Apr Lunch at 12.30pm)
Mon 15 Apr – Thu 18 Apr7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Mon 15 Apr7.30pm-9.15pmOffering to Spiritual Guide (Buddha's Enlightenment day)
Fri 19 Apr8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Fri 19 Apr – Mon 22 AprUK Dharma Celebration with Kadam Bridget Heyes – Buddha Maitreya empowerment and teachings on The Power of Love at Tara KMC, Derbyshire
Tue 23 Apr – Thu 25 Apr7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Thu 25 Apr8.00am-9.45amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 26 Apr9.30am-12.45pmMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Sat 27 Apr10.00am-12.45pm‘Meditation for a Clear Mind’ half-day retreat with at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 28 Apr2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Medicine Buddha prayers
Mon 29 Apr – Tue 30 Apr7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
May
MAY 2019  
DateTimePuja
Wed 1 May – Thu 2 May7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 3 May8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 4 May10.00am-12.00pmTantra teachings at Duldzin Dragpa Centre followed by Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog 12.15pm-1.15pm
Sun 5 May2.15pm-3pmSunday prayers – Tara puja
Mon 6 May – Thu 9 May7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 10 May9.30am-11.15amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Sat 11 May10.00am-1.15pm‘Why be Unhappy?’ half-day course with Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 12 May6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amSunday prayers – Powa ceremony
Mon 13 May – Thu 16 May7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 17 May8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 18 May10.00am-11.00amKids meditation class at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 19 May9.30am-12.45amMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Mon 20 May – Thu 23 May7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 24 May – Wed 29 MayInternational Spring Festival with Gen-la Khyenrab – Buddha Vajrasattva empowerment and explanations of a profound Tantric purification practice at Manjushri KMC, Ulverston, Cumbria
June
JUNE 2018  
DateTimePuja
Mon 3 June – Thu 6 June7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Tue 4 June11.00am-12.45pmOffering to Spiritual Guide (Buddha’s Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day)
Fri 7 June8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 8 June10.00am-12.00pmTantra teachings at Duldzin Dragpa Centre followed by Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog 12.15pm-1.15pm
Sun 9 June2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Tara puja
Mon 10 June – Thu 13 June7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 14 June8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 15 June10.00am-1.15pmLetting Go of the Pain and Hurt’ half-day course with Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 16 June6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amPrayers for World Peace
Mon 17 June – Thu 20 June7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 21 June8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 22 June9.30am-12.45amMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Sun 23 June2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Medicine Buddha prayers
Mon 24 June - Thu 27 June7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Tue 25 June11.00am-12.45pmOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 28 June8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 29 June10.00am-12.45pm‘Meditation for a Kind Heart’ half-day retreat with at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 30 June10am-1pmFP revision 1
2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers - Avalokiteshvara puja
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


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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