27 - 29 October 2023 (3 days)
Led by: Lama Rinchen
Gonkar empowerment will be given on Friday 27th of October at 10:30 a.m. Next days there will be two sessions per day: at 9:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Seminar ends on Sunday 29th of October at about 4:30 p.m.
At the request of some old friends group, the practice will take place for the second time this year.
For active participation (recitation of the practice text with meditation on Gonkar), full transmission is required: empowerment, oral instruction and lung.
It is possible though, to be in the temple during sessions and do own practice or recite favourite prayers or mantras. You can also cover the costs of participation or meals of the participants or make a donation for the materials needed during the ritual (rice for the offering bowls, oats for tormas, butter for ornaments, tealights, incense, products for tsok etc.). Thanks to all these activities we accumulate merit and receive the same blessing of Gonkar as those who take active part in the practice. Blessing of Gonkar Drubpa – elaborated ritual of White Mahakala – benefits not only the participants of the puja, but also all who have positive bounds with them.
The Gonkar practice derives from the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. Gonkar, also called the White Mahakala, is an emanation of the black Six-Armed Mahakala. This deity embodies the pacifying and increasing activity of all Buddhas. Realizing the perfect fulfilment of this practice, means to achieve the perfect Buddhahood. On a mundane level, White Mahakala practice increases life forces and longevity, multiplies merit and wisdom, and enhances prosperity. Therefore, Gonkar is known as the Yishin Norbu - the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel.
Registration deadline (and prepayment for meals) – till the 20th of October.
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.
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 - 80 PLN
full seminar (3 days) - 240 PLN
Additional stay not during the seminar – 30 PLN per day
Children and accompanying persons not participating in the sessions – 30 PLN per day
All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 16 PLN, lunch 28 PLN, dinner 16 PLN (full board - 60 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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