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Dzogchen and Mahamudra Retreat

Silent retreat for advanced students

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This course is fully booked. If you register now, you will be put on the waiting list. There are only a few places left for the Dzogchen silent retreat The Bliss of Non-Clinging with H.E. Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

Dzogchen and Mahamudra are among the most exalted teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The focus of these profound and advanced practices is the very nature of the mind itself and as such they go straight to the point.

These are two paths that provide practitioners with the most skillful means to experience the fully awakened state and directly taste the nature of our mind. And yet these concepts are notoriously difficult to grasp and challenging to explain.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche will teach the key points of essence mahamudra based on a concise and yet complete pith instruction text to enable us to practice in the nature of mind. His style reveals a surprising simplicity and great practical value.

Not included in the course fees is the dana for the teacher.

In addition to the fixed fee for various expenses and the Kamalashila Institute, the participants can make a donation (dana) to the teacher sometime during the retreat. Dana is given to express one’s gratitude for receiving the dharma. The giving of dana is a personal response, and the setting of a fixed amount would clash with this. Our meetings should express generosity, the flow of giving: we all give our time and energy to come, we give our focused attention to the study and practice, we give our warmth and availability to create a harmonious atmosphere… So within that field of giving people can, as they are moved to do so, give some dana which people can put in an envelope to be offered at a certain point.

Please bring along an envelope for the dana.

The retreat can only be booked as a whole.

Registration for this course is only possible with an introduction to the nature of the mind by Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche or another qualified teacher. A visit to the Dzogchen Silent Retreat – The Bliss of Non-Clinging from April 22 to 28, 2019 with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, preceding this course, also meets the registration requirements for this course.

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The seminar fee is divided as follows: 140 € course fee and 240 € catering. Not included in the course fee is the Dana for the teacher (see above).

For organisational reasons it is only possible to book the course with full board (no exception possible).

Translation into English: when registering, please state in the Comments field whether you would like a translation into English or not (the main translation will be into German), thank you very much!

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Room bookings are made on the basis of availability and in the order in which registrations are received. You will receive a registration confirmation from us in which we will inform you of whether we are able to provide you with the accommodation desired. Please pay the room fee only after you have received the confirmation email from our office.

Since our room contingent is limited, you may choose to rent a room or apartment in the village or the surrounding area. List of accommodations (PDF).

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* This donation will be used, among other things, to support low-income participants and to cover organizational costs.

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  • I will transfer the costs of the event to the account of the Kamalashila Institute® at the latest ten days after receiving the confirmation email from the office, stating the course number and the course title on the transfer form.

    Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland – Tibetisch-Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft e.V. (not “Kamalashila Institut”!)
    IBAN: DE33 5765 001 001 9949 1127
    Kreissparkasse Mayen
    Reference: Course 4.5 on 29. April 2019

    If you indicated that you would like to stay at Kamalashila Institute, please pay the room fee only after you have received the confirmation email from our office.

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