2024 Event Gallery

New Year Celebration with Green Tara Blessings

bestowed by

8th Arjia Rinpoche

In-Person @ DDSC Temple with Mongolian and DDSC Monastics

…for the Washington D.C. Mongolian Buddhist Community and Public Sangha

25 February 2024 @ 2PM EST


  


Lamp Offerings:

*** If you would like to make Special Lamp Offering (108 lamps) or Crystal Lamp Offering (1 Year) during this Special Teaching for Dedication of Merits to Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/lamp-offerings/ OR https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-living/, and provide us with names in request submission.

*** For Pujas for the Deceased Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-deceased/  OR  https://drikungdharmasurya.org/donation/ and provide us with names in request submission.

Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

bestowed by

His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang

In-Person @ DDSC Temple with His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang & On-line ZOOM with Worldwide Sangha


24 February 2024, Full Moon @ 10AM EST

…24 February 2024 is the Full Moon known as Chötrul Düchen, “Great Day of Miraculous Manifestations”. It is believed that the effects of both positive and negative actions are multiplied ten million times.


 

Registration required at:

  • drikungdharmasurya.org/upcoming-events/
  • drikungdharmasurya@gmail.com

Click here for Registration for Zoom link:  


To register for the Zoom meeting information, click the above button.  If you do not receive the email, please check your Spam folder.  Thank you!


Lamp Offerings:

*** If you would like to make Special Lamp Offering (108 lamps) or Crystal Lamp Offering (1 Year) during this Special Teaching for Dedication of Merits to Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/lamp-offerings/ OR https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-living/, and provide us with names in request submission.

*** For Pujas for the Deceased Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-deceased/  OR  https://drikungdharmasurya.org/donation/ and provide us with names in request submission.


Event Details:

Practice Texts

  • Opening and Closing Prayers: Deity Yoga Sadhana Practice Book
  • Your Donations are deeply and gratefully appreciated, as they will be used to help operate and sustain the Center for the benefit of all beings. Anyone with a wish to participate is welcome to attend, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.

1 MILLION CHENREZIG MANDALA PRACTICE

…accumulation Merit Offerings For World Peace 

FEB 16 (Friday) – FEB 19, 2024 (Monday)

In-Person @ DDSC Temple & On-line ZOOM with Worldwide Sangha

…led by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche with Khenpo Tashi Nyima, Lama Bunima, Khenmo Tsechik and Lopön Ani Gamtso


FEB 16 (Friday) – FEB 19, 2024 (Monday):  10AM – 12PM & 2PM – 4PM EST

…Accumulation Merit Offerings For World Peace 

…The Days of Miracles – beginning on 1st day of Tibetan New Year Losar on 10 Feb 2024 – commemorate the special time when Buddha Shakyamuni showed miraculous powers, and culminate on Chötrul Düchen, 24 Feb 2024. 

…The Mani Retreat is centered on the boundless love, compassion, and wisdom of Avalokiteshvara, whose mantra is OM MANI PADME HUNG HRIH.  When we recite OM MANI PADME HUNG with the mind to benefit all beings, we are engaging in a profound method that transforms our impure body, speech, and mind to a pure state of body, speech, and mind. Reciting each syllable of the Mani mantra with a mind of bodhicitta closes the doors to the six realms of samsara and frees sentient beings from suffering.


Video Clips of 1 Million Chenrezig Mandala Practices @ DDSC, 16 – 19 February 2024



Suggested Donation:  $60 / person

  • Any donations are deeply and gratefully appreciated, as they will be used to help operate and sustain the Center for the benefit of all beings. Anyone with a wish to participate is welcome to attend, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.

Registration required at:

  • drikungdharmasurya.org/upcoming-events/
  • drikungdharmasurya@gmail.com

Click here for Registration for Zoom link:  


To register for the Zoom meeting information, click the above button.  If you do not receive the email, please check your Spam folder.  Thank you!


Lamp Offerings:

*** If you would like to make Special Lamp Offering (108 lamps) or Crystal Lamp Offering (1 Year) during this Special Teaching for Dedication of Merits to Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/lamp-offerings/ OR https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-living/, and provide us with names in request submission.

*** For Pujas for the Deceased Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-deceased/  OR  https://drikungdharmasurya.org/donation/ and provide us with names in request submission.


Event Details:

Practice Texts

  • Opening and Closing Prayers: Deity Yoga Sadhana Practice Book
  • MANI Text:  PRACTICE OF THE EXALTED AVALOKITESHVARA
  • Practice books will be provided.
  • You are welcome to attend the retreat as your schedule allows.
  • Your Donations are deeply and gratefully appreciated, as they will be used to help operate and sustain the Center for the benefit of all beings. Anyone with a wish to participate is welcome to attend, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.
“The more Mani mantras we recite, the more love will increase in the minds of sentient beings, the more hatred will decrease. The minds of beings will become peaceful and happy, which will also help one’s country. If the minds of humans become peaceful and happy, then also the minds of spirits will become peaceful and happy. The Mani mantra practice is supreme in order to bring about peace and happiness.”

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

2024 LOSAR New Year of the Dragon CELEBRATION with Blessings and Gifts

10 – 11 February 2024

In-Person @ DDSC Temple with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche & On-Line ZOOM with Worldwide Sangha

…to be led by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

  • Saturday, February 10, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST:   Fortune Buddha Dzambhala Empowerment with New Year Blessings

  • Sunday, February 11, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST:  Bodhicitta Teaching with Buddha Shakyamuni, Fortune Dzambhala, Achi Chökyi Drolma Smoke Offerings and Prayer Flag Raising Ceremony & Wei Sang Smoke Offering

CLICK HERE for ZOOM LINK

Meeting ID: 892 1520 3598

Passcode: 623864


CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTO GALLERY OF 2024 LOSAR CELEBRATION @ DDSC


CLICK VIDEO CLIPS BELOW TO WATCH 






Lamp Offerings:

*** If you would like to make Special Lamp Offering (108 lamps) or Crystal Lamp Offering (1 Year) during this Special Teaching for Dedication of Merits to Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/lamp-offerings/ OR https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-living/, and provide us with names in request submission.

*** For Pujas for the Deceased Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-deceased/  OR  https://drikungdharmasurya.org/donation/ and provide us with names in request submission.


Event Details:

Practice Texts

  • Opening and Closing Prayers: Deity Yoga Sadhana Practice Book
  • Your Donations are deeply and gratefully appreciated, as they will be used to help operate and sustain the Center for the benefit of all beings. Anyone with a wish to participate is welcome to attend, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.

HEART SUTRA PURIFICATION PUJA

04 FEBUARY 2024, 1PM – 5PM EST

…Ritual Purification Puja with Nepalese Tamang Society of Greater Washington (TSGW) for LOSAR 2024 Year of the Dragon


In-Person @ DDSC Temple

…led by Nepalese Monastics and Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche


Video Clips of Heart Sutra Purification Puja

SPECIAL INTERRELIGIOUS COMMUNITY EVENT

28 JANUARY 2024, 7PM – 10PM EST

…with Representatives from Six (6) Other Religious Faiths

…to collaborate and explore sacred architecture, get to know one another, heal divides, deepen understanding of self and others, create community, and build an inspiring future.


In-Person @ DDSC Temple

…with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche & Representatives from Wiccan, Judaism, Muslim, Hindu, Catholic, and Baptist religions

  • 37 Bodhisattva Practices Recitation
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Explanation of DDSC’s sacred Shrine Hall & Drikung Kagyu and its Practices
  • Informal Dialogue / Discussion with Q & A
  • Spiritual Journey to Buddhism by Sangha Members


CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTO GALLERY OF 2024 Interreligious Community Event @ DDSC



Video Clips of Informal Group Dialogue / Discussion

Vipassana (Special Insight) Guided Meditation Retreat

06 – 07 January 2024

@ DDSC In-Person and Virtual ZOOM

…to be led by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche with Khenmo Tsechik and Lopön Ani Gamtso


06 – 07 January 2024:  10AM – 12PM & 2PM – 4PM EST

…offered to General Public of All Levels from All Walks of Life

Boy Scout of America Fairfax Virginia Team & Families visiting DDSC During Lunch Break of Vipassana Retreat

Suggested Donation:  $40 / person

  • Any donations are deeply and gratefully appreciated, as they will be used to help operate and sustain the Center for the benefit of all beings. Anyone with a wish to participate is welcome to attend, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.

Registration required at:

  • drikungdharmasurya.org/upcoming-events/
  • drikungdharmasurya@gmail.com

Click here for Registration for Zoom link:  


To register for the Zoom meeting information, click the above button.  If you do not receive the email, please check your Spam folder.  Thank you!


Lamp Offerings:

*** If you would like to make Special Lamp Offering (108 lamps) or Crystal Lamp Offering (1 Year) during this Special Teaching for Dedication of Merits to Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/lamp-offerings/ OR https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-living/, and provide us with names in request submission.

*** For Pujas for the Deceased Parents or Loved Ones, please proceed on DDSC webpage at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-deceased/  OR  https://drikungdharmasurya.org/donation/ and provide us with names in request submission.


Event Details:

Practice Texts

  • Opening and Closing Prayers: Deity Yoga Sadhana Practice Book
  • Your Donations are deeply and gratefully appreciated, as they will be used to help operate and sustain the Center for the benefit of all beings. Anyone with a wish to participate is welcome to attend, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.