Ven. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche – UNDERSTANDING AND EXPERIENCING EMPTINESS 26. – 29.9.2019

Ehrw. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche

Understanding and experiencing emptiness

Thursday 26. September 2019, 6 pm – Sunday 29. September 2019, 2 pm; 3 days
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch, Tibetan on request

The wish-fulfilling jewel of the noble teachings of Master Gampopa

The Jewel of Liberation is a Lamrim text for gradually perfecting the entire path to enlightenment. The author is the great Gampopa (1079-1153), disciple of Milarepa and founder of the Kagyü schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The jewelery of liberation fuses the basic teachings of the Kadampa and Mahamudra teachings. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche is a “Gampopa expert” and will explain the wisdom chapter here.

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Ven. Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche Liberation from the four attachments 13.9. – 15.9.2019

Ven. Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche

Liberation from the four attachment

Friday 13. September 2019, 6 pm – Sunday 15. September 2019, 2 pm; 2 days
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch

Grown up in both cultures – East and West – Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche is a bridge between these two worlds. He was recognized by both – His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche (Nyingma – teacher of His Holiness the Dalai Lama) – as an important reincarnated Nyingma teacher of the “old school” of Tibetan Buddhism.

He was born in India, son of Naljorma Jangchup Palmo, who is highly regarded as a “hidden yogini” – a female chöd meditation master. His mother had a profound influence on Rinpoche’s spiritual life. Under the careful guidance of His Holiness Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Kyabje Trülshik Rinpoche, Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche he studied both: philosophy and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. From His Holiness the Dalai Lama and these outstanding masters Rinpoche received direct introduction to the nature of mind, many important initiations, text transmissions and instructions of the four tradition lines.

He teaches with humor, clarity and wisdom, according to the “Western spirit”.

Liberation from the four attachments

A short instruction that Mañjuśrī gave to the Sakya Patriarch Sachen Kunga Nyingpo.

When he was twelve years old, the great Sachen Kunga Nyingpo devoted six months to a practice of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. One day he had a vision in which he actually saw the holy Lord Mañjuśrī, orange in the midst of radiant light. He sat on a throne studded with jewels, his two feet stood on the floor, and he performed the Mudrā of Dharma teaching. He was flanked on both his sides by a Bodhisattva each. Mañjuśrī said the following to him:

  • If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner;
  • If you are attached to samsara, you do not have renunciation;
  • If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta;
  • If there is grasping, you do not have the View.
When Sachen Kunga Nyingpo examined the truth of these words, he understood that the entire practice of the Pāramitā path was summarized in this mental training of liberation from the four attachments, and he came to an extraordinary conviction and insight regarding all the teachings of the Dharma. 

Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche wishes to not focus on this teaching in a philosophical way, but instead connect them directly with our every day life situation. He will therefore go into some points less and deepen some others more.

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Link to Rinpoche’s website with his program in September 2019 in Switzerland as well as testimonies from the weekend seminar in Ganden Chökhor 2018.

Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche Tsogle Chod Retreat 30.8. – 8.9.2019

Ven. Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

Tsogle Chod Retreat

Friday 30. August 2019, 6 pm – Sunday 8. September 2019, 2 pm; 9 days
Course language: English , Translation to: Deutsch

Friday evening: Initiation of white Heruka Chakrasamvara (long life practice). Saturday morning: Initiation Tsogle Chöd

For the second time Lodrö Rinpoche explains the Tsogle practice in a Chöd retreat. The current Lodrö Rinpoche (6th Tulku) will comment more deeply on the text of his predecessor Lodrö Jampa Temple, the 3rd Lodrö Tulku from the 19th century. It is a shorter practice version – which lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours if you practice it. (Normally a Tsogle Chöd practice takes about 3-6 hours or longer). The text is based on the text of the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje.

The Tsogle Chöd practice is practiced mainly by the Kagyüpas, the Nyingmapas, but also by the Gelugpas. It goes back through the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje from the 13th/14th century, to Machig Labdrön, who lived in the 10th/11th century. The Lodrö lineage has a close connection with the Tsogle Chöd from the past.

We are very pleased that Lodrö Rinpoche has agreed to translate the text of his predecessor into German/English for us and to comment on it completely for interested Chöd practitioners. In the morning Lodrö Rinpoche gives explanations on the practice and in the afternoon the participants learn/practice the drumming and the old melodies of text visualization. In the evening the group practices choral practice together with Rinpoche.

Chöd is a unique holistic practice system within Tibetan Buddhism that trains body, speech and mind simultaneously through meditation, visualization, sound and rhythm. Chöd means: cutting off the egoistic, habitual thinking and behaviour, so that natural openness, clarity and sensitivity of our mind can manifest itself.

The great teaching of the Chöd goes back directly to Buddha Shakyamuni and is therefore based on the Buddhist philosophy, the Lam Rim/step path to enlightenment, the Middle Way, the Mahamuda or the Dzogchen.

In Tibet, advanced chöd practitioners were able to support mentally and physically ill people, heal them and even fight epidemics.

In the meditation center Ganden Chökhor a training course of several years to the transmission lines of the Chöd (Wensa, Schiwa Lamsab and Gyälthang- and Tsogle Chöd) is offered under the direction of the venerable Lama Lodrö Rinpoche.

(Beginners/inside please with Lama Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche arrange:

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