The Drukpa Mila Center – Salem welcome you to our events. We ask you to take a moment to review basic protocol for teachings and empowerments. If you have questions, please contact us.
- We request that both men and women attending teachings and/or empowerments dress conservatively:
please no shorts, sleeveless tops or sheer fabrics. Short or long sleeve shirts, pants or skirts
are requested. Thank you for your kind assistance and understanding with this request.
- If you are handed a prayer sheet or other printed material, please do not place it on the
ground or write on it. You can set it on your cushion or other piece of material.
- When Rinpoche and monks enter the shrine room, it is traditional to stand and place your
hands together in prayer position and slightly bow as a sign of respect.
- When sitting during teachings, please do not point feet toward Rinpoche or the monks.
It is better to sit with your legs crossed or to the side.
- If you must leave the shrine room during the teachings, please do so as quietly
as possible and try not to turn your back to the shrine or Rinpoche.
- At the end of the teaching and/or empowerment, there will be an opportunity to
take a khata (traditional white scarf) and present it to Rinpoche. We will form a line
and one at a time present the khata to Rinpoche. He will take it from you and place it
gently on your neck as a blessing. If you are unsure what to do, you can watch your neighbor.
You will quickly learn what to do! If you would like to take part in this traditional ceremony,
khatas will be available for sale during the teachings near the registration table for a small fee.
For details on dates, locations, and teachings, please see our Events Page or visit: www.drukpamilacenter.com