16-19 June 2022 (4 days)
Led by: Lama Rinchen
Seminar begins on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and ends on Sunday at about 4:30 p.m.
Chenrezig Khorwa Dongtruk empowerment will be given on Thursday 16th of June at 10:30 a.m.
The practice of Khorwa Dongtruk is a terma of the great terton Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa and is practised in both Nyingma and Kagyu tradition.
Khorwa Dongtruk (literary translated: He Who Shakes Samsara from the Depths) is red, two-armed Chenrezig. He stands on lotus and moon disc. He wears only a silk skirt and a garland of flowers. In his hands, he holds a rosary of flowers and a vase with nectar. This is not complicated practice, however it brings great blessing.
During the closing session, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., Khorwa Dongtruk jang-chok ceremony will be performed. It is the ritual for deceased, who are in the state of bardo.
The teachings about bardo will be given alternately with the practice sessions.
Bardo, which literally means between, is an intermediate state between one mode of existence and another. There are many classic texts in Tibetan Buddhism explaining these teachings. During the seminar we will receive teachings based on Bardo Thödrol (known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead), terma discovered by Karma Lingpa. It describes the process of dying, the time between death and birth, and how the consciousness of the deceased person enters the next birth.
Anyone, who has not achieved perfection in meditation during lifetime, will have to experience the bardo state after death. If we will not get familiar with the teachings on the bardo, we will not be able to recognize the frightening visions which come after death. We will become confused and fall into full of suffering states of existence. If, however, one can recognize the bardo visions as a manifestation of one’s own mind, one will be Awakened after death and free from having to be reborn again. Therefore, the teachings on bardo are considered extremely important.
Registration deadline (and prepayment for meals) – till the 8th of June.
Registration can be completed by using the REGISTRATION FORM. Please fill in the form also for any accompanying person not participating in the sessions.
All changes considering your stay should be submitted at least three days in advance.
NOTE! New bank account. Our Buddhist Centre in Grabnik is maintained exclusively by donations, therefore each, even very symbolic, amount offered money is important and appreciated. Those who would like to support us, may do the donations via transfer to our bank account or with a use of a debit card (see: donate) or in cash at the Centre.
Suggested donation (meals not included):
one day - 60 PLN
full seminar (4 days) - 240 PLN
Additional stay not during the seminar – 20 PLN per day
Children and accompanying persons not participating in the sessions – 20 PLN per day
All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 12 PLN, lunch 16 PLN, dinner 12 PLN (full board - 40 PLN)
Please bring your own mug.
Prepayment is not equivalent to registering for the seminar. Please remember to register!
We are not able to guarantee meals to those arriving unannounced.
- We cannot guarantee meals to those who do not register and make a donation on time.
- Meals are served at fixed hours (breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.).
- Please think your order through. There are no returns for ordered and not used meals, unless a resignation is submitted three days in advance.
GUIDE FOR PARTICIPANTS
In order to avoid misunderstandings and make the work of our team easier, please read the Guide for Participants which explains what to bring, where to stay, how to behave and more.
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