TEL: 802.453.3431
Green Mountain Dharma Festival
Drupon Thinley Ningpo
Public Talk - Finding Peace in Uncertain Times
Yangzab Long Life Empowerment & Teachings
Nature of Mind Introduction
Tilopa's Ganges Mahamudra
August 3 - 6, 2017
Bristol, Vermont
Yangzab Long Life Empowerment
Drupon with Gar Rinpoche
Drupon Thinley Ningpo & 
HE Garchen Rinpoche
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Teaching Location
2 Elm St.
Bristol, VT 05443

Inexpensive Housing is available for
$20-25 per night.

Maple Hill Campground

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Nearest airport, bus and train stations are in Burlington, VT. Pickups from these locations can be arranged
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Lho Ontul Rinpoche,
Founder of the DDCV

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Lho Ontul Rinpoche and Lho Ratna Rinpoche, spiritual guides of the DDCV
Lincoln, VT
Home of the DDCV
Lincoln, VT, home to the DDCV 10 minutes from Bristol, is a small town of 1600 people. It has a rich spiritual history going back originally to the Native Americans. The town was originally settled by Quakers. It has a vibrant Christian church. The first Tibetan Lama to visit Lincoln was the 16th Karmapa. In 1978 Kalu Rinpoche established a center. In the 80's and 90's Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo brought many Tibetan teachers such as HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen, Khenpo Palden Sherab and others. In the 2000 the Peace Stupa was built in Lincoln at a sight chosen by HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. In 2001 The DDCV was founded by Lho Ontul Rinpoche and has brought many Tibetan Lama's such as HE Garchen Rinpoche, Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche, Terton Kunsang Dechen Lingpa, Ven. Traga Rinpoche, Lho Bontrul Rinpoche, Lho Thupten Nima, Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche, Drupon Rinchen Dorje, Drupon Trinley Nyingpo, Drupon Samten, Khenpo Sherab Ozer, Khenpo Nima, HE Tritsab Rinpoche and other Lamas who reflect the full spectrum of Dharma. Much thanks needs to be given to the kindness of the Lincoln and Bristol community. Without the openness to diversity of our kind neighbors none of this would have been possible.
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   Treasure Cave above Bristol
Above Bristol is a cave that the great Treasure Revealer Kunsang Dechen Lingpa discovered in a dream. Rinpoche believed this cave would be a place where treasure teachings could be revealed.

Vajrayogini Cave
As you enter Lincoln you see a waterfall. Behind this waterfall is a cave that was sacred to the Native Americans as well as being recognized by HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang as Vajrayogini cave.

Lincoln Peace Stupa
This stupa was built in Lincoln in 2000 at a site chosen by HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, under the guidance of Drupon Samten, Lama Palden, Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo and with the help of volunteers from Sunray and other local spiritual community members. It embodies the peaceful relations in Lincoln between different spiritual groups as well as the local community.
 Rinchen Phuntsog
Revealer of Yangzab 
Treasure Teachings

May these teachings 
benefit all beings!
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Green Mountain Dharma Festival Schedule


Thursday, August 3
Finding Peace in Uncertain Times
7 pm

Friday, August 4
Yangzab Long Life Empowerment 
2 pm

Long Life Healing Teachings
7 pm

Saturday/Sunday, August 5-6
Nature of Mind Introduction:
Tilopa's Ganges Mahamudra
10-12 & 2-5 pm both days

More Information coming soon


 For those attending the complete Retreat
(August 2-6) the suggested donation is $160.

To Register please email
 Or call  802-453-3431
Work Study and Scholarships Available 
No one turned away for financial reasons.

If you are able to pre-register for these teachings 
that is very much appreciated. But it is also ok to register at the door the day of the event.
Registration checks should be made out
to DDCV and sent to:

PO Box 252
Bristol, VT 05443

You can also pay by Paypal.
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To pay by credit card please call 802-453-3431.

All teachings August 3-6th, 2017 
will take place at 2 Elm St. Bristol, VT 05443.

Community Housing
Inexpensive community housing  available for $20-25 per night. Contact us at or call 802-453-3431

Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche was born in the Nag-chu District of Tibet. From his earliest years, the Venerable Thinley Ningpo was distinguished by a loving and compassionate nature and an active concern for the welfare of others. He entered school at the age of eight and diligently pursued his elementary education. As he became the outstanding student in his school, he was rewarded with an appointment as teacher for the lower grades when he turned 17 years old. At that time he held a second job as a clerk for the municipal government. In addition to his teaching and clerical work, the Ven. Thinley Ningpo pursued studies in veterinary medicine. After continuing this work for some time, his natural inclination towards religion developed into a determination to pursue higher spiritual studies. His father supported his decision, and applied to the proper authorities. He then entered the 'Brong-ngur Monastery where he became a student of the eminent Buddhist scholar, Lama Kedrub Siddhi Rinpoche, who chose him from among all the new students to be his disciple. He engaged in the study of a wide range of Drikung Buddhist traditions, including ritual practices, mandala and stupa design and construction and the art of producing bronze images of sacred beings. Subsequently, he was made director of the project to construct a new main stupa for the monastery. After completing this formidable project in an excellent manner, he went on a pilgrimage to Drikung Thel Monastery where he met the great yogin and scholar, Drubwang Pa-chung Rinpoche. Ven. Thinley Ningpo was inspired to ask for the essential precepts for the higher spiritual practices. Recognizing his unique abilities, Rinpoche agreed and asked him to return at daybreak. He thus was able to receive the profound essence instructions in the practice and mastery of the peerless Mahamudra.

In 1988 Ven. Thinley Ningpo went on a pilgrimage to the sacred places of Tibet. This brought him to the western regions where he took a fortuitous opportunity to escape to India. This was accomplished through a very perilous two-month journey on foot across the Himalayas. Once safely in India, he proceeded to the Drikung Kagyu Temple and entered into the institute of higher education. After completing his course of study, he was appointed as dean of the institute. He served in this capacity for six years.

Ven. Thinley Ningpo spent 1994 in spiritual retreat, during which time he accomplished all the preliminary practices of the Five-fold Mahamudra. He then went to the Dorje Redrubde hermitage in Alora where he entered into the traditional three-year retreat, where he accomplished the practices of the Five-fold Mahamudra and the profound path of the Six Yogas of Naropa. He participated in the Drikung Kagyu Snake Year teaching retreat where he received the entire body of Drikung Kagyu empowerments, transmissions, and instructions for advanced practice. In this way he completed the process of advanced training in all the profound and sacred traditions of the Drikung and earned the title of Drupon "master of spiritual attainment."

Motivated by his deep and constant desire to help others to attain liberation, Ven. Thinley Ningpo traveled to America where he served as Spiritual Director and Retreat Master of the Tibetan Meditation Center in Frederick, MD. Drupon-la now travels extensively with the blessing of HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, teaching the precious Dharma and leading Dharma students in retreat. He has traveled to South America in the last two years and keeps a busy domestic and international travel schedule for teaching and retreat. Drupon Rinpoche has recently relocated to Wesley Chapel, FL, just north of Tampa, and is establishing a Dharma center for study, practice and retreat there. We have been very blessed here in Florida by Drupon-la's kindness and practical wisdom, which shines forth like the rays of the sun. Drupon-la possesses the special quality of being able to understand deeply the needs of Western students and to provide the Dharma Teachings needed in the moment, so that they can progress on the Path.

Drubpon-La Swimming Vajrayogini Cave near Teachings
Bring your swimming suit !!! This is VT at it's best.