Dzogchen Winter Retreat

Wisdom Chapter of the Bodhicaryāvatāra

How can we meditate on the Great Emptiness

according to the Wisdom Chapter of the Bodhicaryāvatāra


Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche

We are very joyful in announcing that Patrul Rinpoche has decided to continue his commentary on the Bodhicaryavatara, or "The Bodhisattva way of life". Rinpoche has taught this profound and inspiring text since 1998. The ninth chapter is dedicated to wisdom, the sixth paramita, and is not often taught. It is therefore a very rare opportunity to which everyone is most welcome.dharna city 22-12-08 282

During this retreat, the ninth chapter — and in particular emptiness — will be extensively explained so that participants will become acquainted to this subject central to Buddhism. They will have the opportunity to ask questions to clarify their understanding, and meditate in the presence of an authentic teacher.

The retreat will take place in our international study and retreat center, Dharma City, between Christmas and New Year. Even though we are constantly striving to improve the living conditions, we won't be able to offer yet private rooms for accommodation. Participants who wish to stay onsite will be offered dormitory accommodation. They will be welcomed on the 25th of December, and will be allowed to stay until the 1st of January. Participants who wish to find accommodation around Dharma City can consult the following page.

The course will be given in English and translated into French and other languages if requested at the time of enrolment and if an interpreter is available.
Event Details
Buddhist Course
Patrul Rinpoche
Open to All
Fee Information: 
Enrolment deadline: 15/12/2012
  • Participant fee: 300 € or 50 €/day (Partial participation allowed)
  • Reduced fee for members or participants with financial difficulties: 240 € or 40 €/day (Partial participation allowed) in case if paymant will be made before the deadline (15/12/2012)
  • Accommodation fee: 40 € (for the entire course)

Please click on the link at the bottom of this page to enrol using an on-line form.

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