Sacred Space-Community Yoga and Meditation weekend
Thursday 28. march 2019, 6pm – Sunday 31. march 2019, 2pm; 3 days
Saturday 9. march 2019, 11:30 am – Thursday 21. march 2019, 2 pm ; 12 days
Language: English , with German translation
The practice of the great Medicine Buddha mandala is an extensive practice that gives us a deep insight into the world of the Lapis Lazuli healer with its 51 companions.
The Venerable Lodrö Rinpoche will explain the practice of the Medicin Buddha after the empowerment for 6 days with the appropriate comment. At the same time, practice sessions introduce the traditional sadhanas (practice texts) and their meditation, including visualization techniques and the mantra of the healing Buddha.
The retreat will be completed with a traditional fire puja together with Lama Lodrö Rinpoche.
It is possible to attend the course only during the first week of Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th March 2019.
If you want to complete and complete the traditional Medicine Buddha Mantraretreat completely, you will need the second half of Saturday 16. – Thursday, March 21, 2019.
We send you warm greetings from the snowy Grisons mountains and wish you a peaceful year’s end. Happy holidays in the company of your loved ones and a good start into a blessed New Year.
Thank you for your visit and your active support in Ganden Chökhor in 2018.
Please take a look at our interesting program 2019. We look forward to welcome you.
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00 pm – Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm; 3 days
Course language: English, Translation: German
In this retreat we delve into the five Dakini families and the transformation of the five emotions into the five wisdoms. This unique retreat was designed with the goal of reconciling emotional work with spiritual transformation. We explore the emotions through various methods, such as Time travel, partner work, creative design, sounds and movement. We experience the potential of these energies to transform into embodied wisdom.
You receive the transmission for practice with the Mandala of the Five Dakinis, and this profound practice forms the framework for each day within the mandala, a model for the sacred reality at every level. Ritual, aesthetics and symbols of the mandala are expressions of the five energies: through the directions, colors, seed syllables, emotions, psychological types and above all through the five wisdoms.
This year, the new book by Lama Tsültim Allione appears:
The five Dakinis – the heavenly powers of Buddhism
During seven nights the group intensively practices the long Schiwa-Lamsab Chöd practice in four sessions. In the in-between sessions the participants practice the saddhana of Prajnaparamita, the Mother of Wisdom. The participants sleep during the day.
This very old form of retreat is carried out by the Choir-pas (Chöd practitioners) according to the Schiwa Lamsab tradition. The Venerable Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche is present throughout the week and attends some of the meetings.
After a week of intensive practice, Rinpoche gives the retreat group the initiation of the Tröma Nagmo – the wrathful black Dakini, according to Schiwa Lamsab tradition.
Prerequisite for taking the course is the Chöd initiation according to Schiwa Lamsab tradition.
Participation in consultation with the Lama: email@example.com
The golden mother Prajanaparamita embodies the entire teaching and wisdom of Buddha. The essence of the perfection of wisdom is an understanding that has directly realized emptiness and connected it with the kind and compassionate bodhicitta. In the second rotation of the wheel, Buddha Shakyamuni taught the teachings of Prajnaparamita and explained the highest Middle Way, the path of profound wisdom.
Entering this great mandala with 59 deities can be taken as a blessing to get a unique connection with this practice. For Chöd practitioners, it is a mass-experience that brings a lot of support in practice – Rinpoche advises us to include the mantra of Prajnaparamita in daily practice.
We hope to be able to offer a visualization and mantra retreat for those interested in the future.
Basically, we all want to be happy; fundamentally, we have the ability to love and be loved unconditionally. We also seek greater intelligence and wisdom, which gives us inner resources to deal with suffering negative thoughts and emotions.
Pioneering scientific research over the last 20 years has shown that the brain can be changed by experience and is thus ready for new experiences and exercises. During this retreat, Tulku Jigme Tinley Rinpoche will guide the students into meditation and other related tools to deal with the challenges of life. To find happiness, to understand and transform our mind.
With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, Rinpoche teaches the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, interactive and playful-humorous way.
Tsogle Chod Retreat
For the first time Lodrö Rinpoche explains the Tsogle practice in a chod retreat. The present Lodrö Rinpoche (6th Tulku) will comment on the text of his predecessor Lodrö Jampa Temple, the 3rd Lodrö Tulku from the 19th century. It is a shorter practice version – which, if you practice it takes about 1,5 – 2 hours. (Normally a Tsogle Chöd practice takes about 3-6 hours or longer. The text is based on the text of the 3rd Karmapa Rangdung Dorje.
The Tsogle Chöd practice is mainly practiced at the Kagyüpas, the Nyingmapas, but also at the Gelugpas. It goes back through the 3rd Karmapa Dorje Rangjung from the 13th/14th century, to Machig Labdrön, who lived in the 10th/11th century. The Lodrö line 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 to interested choir practitioners.
(Please contact Lama Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche for beginners: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday evening: Inauguration of red Vajrayogini Naropa tradition.
Saturday morning: Tsogle Chöd Inauguration
Sunday – Sunday: Commentary and introduction to the choir practice – daily practice and practice together with Lodrö Rinpoche
SEVEN POINT MINDTRAINING (LOJONG)
23. August 10´30 am to 5´00 pm
Rinpoche will teach in English with German translation
Course fees and vegetarian lunch 80.- CHF, plus Dana
Registration until 21. August via email@example.com or 076 533 53 57
We are exceptionally pleased to welcome H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche in Ganden Chökhor.
To receive this precious Mind Training instructions from a highly realized Master is of immeasurable benefit.