31 July - 6 August (7 days)
Led by: Lama Rinchen
Seminar begins on Monday 31th of July at 10:30 a.m. and ends on Sunday 6th of August at about 4:30 p.m.
Dorje Sempa empowerment will be given on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Dorje Sempa empowerment
There are different transmission Lineages of Dorje Sempa practice. This particular empowerment comes down from Marpa. It is one of so-called ‘Three Special Deities of Marpa’.
Ngöndro – preliminary practices. They are called ‘preliminary’ since they bring a practitioner to spiritual maturation and prepare to apply profound Mahamudra teachings supported with mantrayana methods. Even small amount of Ngöndro repetitions purifies many defilements and accumulates much merit.
It is not the case, that every Buddhist must accumulate one hundred thousand repetitions of every part of preliminary practices. Nevertheless, if someone aspires to practice advance, secret meditations – for instance, such Yidams as Dorje Phagmo or Khorlo Demchok, as well as tummo and other practices from Six Dharmas of Naropa – accumulation of at least one hundred thousand repetitions of each Ngöndro practice is a necessary condition.
The four contemplations that turn the mind away from samsara are the ordinary preliminary practices, which will be explained in detail during the seminar.
Special preliminary practices:
1. Taking Refuge and developing bodhichitta, combined with prostrations
2. Dorje Sempa practice, purifying defilements
3. Offering mandala of universe, bringing accumulation of merit and wisdom
4. Guru Yoga, bestowing a blessing
During the seminar we will receive teachings on all four parts of Ngöndro but, above all, we will have an opportunity to practice together.
Registration deadline (and prepayment for meals) – till the 25th of July.
Practice texts can be ordered also till this day. The text is paid extra and is intended only for people who have received the Khorlo Demchok empowerment.
Registration can be completed 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 - 60 PLN
Bonus for full seminar - 400 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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