Ripa International Summer Retreat 2019 – Module Three – Enrichment Gesar Empowerment and Drupchö 

August 3 - 10, 2019

Date and Time Details: 3 – 10 August, 2019 ; arrival of participants on 3 August at 4pm ; end of programme Saturday 10 August after lunch.

Location: The Ripa International Center (RIC)

Address: Hilfigweg 10,
CH – 3172 Niederwangen (Bern)

Program Contact: Begona.
Phone: 00 41 (0) 31 981 0377.


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We are very pleased to announce that the Terton will be giving the Gesar Enrichment empowerment and will be leading the Enrichment Gesar Drupchö, Wish Granting Jewel, at the Ripa International Center.

The Enrichment Gesar  – also called Sengchen Samphel Norbu Gyalpo, Great King Lion of the Wish Granting Jewel – is the embodiment of all the wisdom and mundane wealth deities. This practice was written by H.E. Terton, as part of the revealed mind treasure (Terma) on the teaching cycle of Gesar, with the blessings of Guru Padmasambhava.

This is a very rare opportunity for students to sit with the Tertön and receive these precious teachings. In this lifetime, as prophesied by Guru Rinpoche, His Eminence is a mind emanation of Gesar. During the time of Gesar, His Eminence was Dongbumpai Gyatsa Gyalkar, the brother of Gesar.

The teachings of Gesar are vital to this time and age of degeneration. In essence, Gesar is the Body emanation of Manjurshri, Speech of Avalokiteshvara, Mind of Vajrapani. In quality and activity, Gesar is the same as Guru Padmasambhava.

It is said that participating in the Enrichment Gesar empowerment and Drupchö brings immense benefits to one’s life: improved health, increased lifespan as well as merit, and success in everyday life.

4 August

Enrichment Gesar empowerment led by the Tertön – Organized by the Swiss Tibetan community, followed by the traditional Lingdro Dances ceremony.

5 – 10 August 

Enrichment Gesar drupchö 

Bestowal of Siddhis on 10 August

With His Eminence and in the presence of Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche and Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

Arrival of participants on 3 August at 4pm

End of programme Saturday 10 August after lunch.

Prerequisites: To have taken refuge in the Three Jewels.

More information: 

Summer retreat 2019

20 July – 10 August

Module 1

20 – 26 July Caring for One’s Self, Caring for Others: A Training of the Mind in Compassion and Loving Kindness Meditation

Module 2

27 July – 2 August Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days)

Module 3 

3 – 10 August Enrichment Gesar Empowerment and Drupchö