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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

December
DECEMBER 2018  
DateTimePuja
Mon 3 Dec – Thu 6 Dec7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 7 Dec8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 8 Dec10am-1pm‘How to be Happy through Meditation’ half-day course with Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 9 Dec2.15pm-3pmSunday prayers – Tara puja
Mon 10 Dec – Thu 13 Dec7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Mon 10 Dec7.30pm-9.15pmOffering to Spiritual Guide
Fri 14 Dec8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 15 Dec9.30am-11.15am*Quick Path to Great Bliss puja
Sun 16 Dec6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amSunday prayers – Powa ceremony
Mon 17 Dec – Thu 20 Dec7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Sat 22 Dec9.30am-12.45amMelodious Drum (Kangso)
January 2019
JANUARY 2019  
DateTimePuja
Thu 3 Jan – Sat 5 Jan9.00am-10.15am
11.00am-12.15pm
4.30pm-5.45pm
7.00pm-8.15pm

Vajrasattva retreat (4 sessions each day)
Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers (Part 2) 12.15pm-12.45pm
Sat 5 Jan: Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog (Part 2) 12.15pm-1.00pm
Sun 6 Jan – Wed 9 Jan9.00am-10.15am
11.00am-12.15pm
4.30pm-5.45pm
7.00pm-8.15pm

Lamrim retreat (4 sessions each day)
Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers 12.15pm-1.00pm
Thu 10 Jan9.30am-11.15amOffering to Spiritual Guide (Vajrayogini Day)
Fri 11 Jan – Sat 12 Jan10.30am-11.45am
3pm-4.15pm
5pm-6.15pm

Buddha Amitayus retreat (3 sessions each day)
Sat 12 Jan: Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog 12.00noon-1.00pm
Sun 13 Jan6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amPrayers for World Peace
Mon 14 Jan – Thu 17 Jan7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 18 Jan8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 19 Jan10.00am-11.00amKids meditation class at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 20 Jan2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Powa ceremony
Mon 21 Jan – Thu 24 Jan7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 25 Jan9.30am-11.15amOffering to Spiritual Guide (Heruka Day)
Sat 26 Jan10.00am-1.15pm‘Healing Our Mind through Meditation’ half-day course with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 27 Jan2.15pm-3.15pmSunday prayers – Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Mon 28 Jan – Thu 31 Jan7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Tue 29 Jan11.30am-2.45pmMelodious Drum (Kangso)


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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