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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

February
FEBRUARY 2019  
DateTimePuja
Fri 1 Feb8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 2 Feb10.00am-12.00pmTantra teachings at Duldzin Dragpa Centre followed by Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog 12.15pm-1.15pm
Sun 3 Feb2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Medicine Buddha prayers
Mon 4 Feb – Thu 7 Feb7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 8 Feb8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 9 Feb10am-12.45pm'Meditation for Relaxation' half-day retreat at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 10 Feb2.15pm-4.00pmOffering to Spiritual Guide
Mon 11 Feb – Thu 14 Feb7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 15 Feb8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Fri 15 Feb – Sun 17 FebSouthern Dharma Celebration with Kadam Bridget Heyes – Green Tara empowerment and teachings on Creating Peace with Wisdom at KMC London, Morden
Mon 18 Feb – Thu 21 Feb7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 22 Feb8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 23 Feb10.00am-1.15pm‘Meeting Adversities with Confidence’ half-day course with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 24 Feb6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amSunday prayers – Tara puja
Mon 25 Feb – Thu 28 Feb7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Mon 25 Feb8.00am-9.45amOffering to Spiritual Guide
Tue 26 Feb11.30am-2.45pmMelodious Drum (Kangso)
March
MARCH 2019  
DateTimePuja
Fri 1 Mar – Sun 3 MarA special weekend course, Dispelling the Darkness Of Your Mind - Wisdom Buddha Manjushri empowerment with Gen-la Dekyong at Manjushri KMC, Ulverston, Cumbria
Mon 4 Mar – Thu 7 Mar7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 8 Mar8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sat 9 Mar10.00am-11.00amKids meditation class at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 10 Mar2.15pm-4.15pmOffering to Spiritual Guide
Mon 11 Mar – Thu 14 Mar7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 15 Mar8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
7pm-8pmWishfulfilling Jewel with tsog
Sun 17 Mar2.15pm-3.00pmSunday prayers – Powa ceremony
Mon 18 Mar – Thu 21 Mar7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 22 Mar8am-9am*Dakini Yoga
Sat 23 Mar10.00am-1.15pm‘How to Create Happiness’ half-day course with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney at Duldzin Dragpa Centre
Sun 24 Mar6.30am-7.15amPrecepts Day
7.45am-8.15amSunday prayers – Avalokiteshvara puja
Mon 25 Mar – Thu 28 Mar7.30am-8.30amWishfulfilling Jewel puja (with Lamrim meditation)
Fri 29 Mar2.30am-5.45pmMelodious Drum (Kangso)
Sat 30 Mar10.00am-12.00pmTantra teachings at Duldzin Dragpa Centre followed by Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog 12.15pm-1.15pm
Sun 31 Mar2.15pm-3.00pmPrayers 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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