15-23 February 2020
Gutor is an intensive week-long Mahakala practice, which, in accordance with many-centuries long tradition of the Kagyu Lineage is performed before Losar - Tibetan New Year. We will practice from morning till evening, in four sessions.
The text of the puja can be recited by people who have received the Mahakala Bernagchen empowerment, yet everyone can take part in this event. You can stay at this time in the temple and while listening to the puja recite the prayers you know or do your own meditation, you can also sponsor the stay or meals of the participants, or make donations for the materials needed to prepare the ritual (rice for offering bowls, oats for tormas, butter for torma ornaments, tealights, incense, tsok offerings etc.) or for refreshments for the participants. Thanks to these activities you will acquire merit and receive the same blessing as the participants who recite the puja.
Practice will begin with the evening session on the 15th of February (6:30 p.m.). Then from the 16th to the 22nd of February we will practice in four sessions daily, same way as every year.
1st session: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
2nd session: 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
3rd session: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4th session: 6.30 p.m. - about 9 p.m.
On Saturday, the 22nd of February (6:30 p.m. - about 9 p.m.), there will be the culminating part of the week-long puja. Torma, which absorbs during the practice all negativities of the previous year as well as all the obstacles which may appear in the future, will be put into the fire and burnt.
We will conclude with the morning session on the 23rd of February about 9 a.m.
If you have received the Mahakala Bernagchen empowerment and would like to order the text, please do it before the 10th of February. We provide Polish transcription only.
Please register as early as possible, by the 10th of February 2020 at the very latest.
If you have received the Mahakala Bernagchen empowerment and would like to order the text, please do it also before the 10th of February. We provide Polish transcription only.
Registration can be completed using the registration form. Please fill in the form also for any accompanying person not participating in the sessions (child and adult).
All changes considering your stay should be submitted at least three days in advance. If you want to receive meals, please make a donation in advance.
from 16 to 22 February (7 days) – 30 PLN daily
evening session on the 15th of February and morning session on the 23rd of February - no charge
BONUS for those who will take part in the whole seminar - all 7 days for 180 PLN (bonus does not include food fee).
Bonus is for those who will register and pay the whole amount at latest by the 10th of February. Note: Those who resign from some parts of the seminar cannot use the bonus.
Children and accompanying persons not participating in the sessions – 15 PLN per day
Additional stay not during the seminar – 15 PLN per day
All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 10 PLN, lunch 13 PLN, dinner 10 PLN (full board - 33 PLN).
Please bring your own mug.
Prepayment is not equivalent to registering for the seminar! Please remember to register!
- We cannot guarantee meals to those who do not register and make a donation on time.
- Meals are served at fixed hours (breakfast at 9 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 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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