Dzogchen Winter Retreat 2013

The Rigdzin Dupa Sadhana: explanations

KhenpoThis year, the Dzogchen Winter Retreat will be guided by Khenpo Thubten Lodru Nyima, since Patrul Rinpoche will be abroad at that time.

We are delighted to announce that the subject of this retreat will be the Rigdzin Dupa Sadhana that is practised every month, on the 10th day of the Tibetan calendar. It is part of the Longchen Nyingthik, "The Heart Essence of the Great Expense" revealed by Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa during the 18th century.
Khenpo will teach the following aspects of the Guru Rinpoche in yab yum, with his 25 disciples: rigdzin dupa mandalapractice: 
  • the visualisations and their meaning,
  • the mudras,
  • the different ways to practise it (like for instance when we are alone),
  • the main melodies,
  • how to play some of the instruments.
Khenpo will teach in Tibetan. Interpretation in English will be given, along with a French interpretation if required. Other languages may be provided if required and if an interpreter is available.

We invite you to take your own text of the practice, if you have already one.

The retreat will end with the New Year's eve party.
Event Details
Buddhist Course
Lopön Tsering Gönpo (Khenpo Thubten Lodrö Nyima)
Open to All
Fee Information: 
Participation fee includes the costs to organize the course, infrastructure, course materials and meals.
  • Normal price: 300 €
  • For those having financial difficulties and before the enrolment deadline (18/12/13), a reduced price is offered: 240€ or 40€/day.

  • Accommodation on site is 40 € for 1 or more nights.
Note that the course fee includes a simple dinner on the 25/12 and the New Year's eve dinner on 31/12. If you wish any extra meal outside of the course period, please add it in the comment of your enrolment. 

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Contact Details: 
  • 7h30-8h30: ngöndro (preliminaries)
  • 8h30-10h: breakfast
  • 10h-10h30: Perform the first part of Sadhana
  • 10h30-12h30: morning session
  • 12h30-15h: lunch break
  • 15h-16h15: afternoon session - 1st part
  • 16h45-18h: afternoon session - 2nd part
  • 18h30-20h: dinner
  • 20h-21h: Perform the second part of Sadhana

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