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The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva by Ngulchu Thogme (Seven-Day Retreat)

With a commentary by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

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The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva by Ngulchu Thogme Sangpo are beautifully and clearly written verses of Mahayana Buddhism. The cultivation of them represents the heart of the Buddhist path of practice according to the four Vajrayana schools of Tibetan buddhadharma. The emphasis of these practices is the placing of the well-being of others ahead of achieving one’s own gains. Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche has said that the 37 Practices are an abbreviated version of the lojong practice, the seven points of mind training.

During this seven-day retreat, Bill Karelis will continually reflect on and integrate the verses of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva by Ngulchu Thogme Sangpo, a great 14th century master. The verses will be contemplated each day in sitting and walking meditation sessions of ten to twenty minutes each. In addition to the meditations, the retreat participants will study in depth Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s commentary on this practice – a wonderful opportunity to familiarize oneself with the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva under the guidance of a distinguished representative of the Karma Kagyu tradition. It is also an auspicious opportunity for all those who feel a special connection to this teacher and master who has been visiting Kamalashila Institute for such a long time.

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The retreat may only be attended as a whole.

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  • Bill Karelis: »Living Life Fully«
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