International Center for Buddhist Studies and Practice
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Summer Seminar

August 4 - 11, 2018

Price:

During this summer's annual seminar at Gomde Germany-Austria, in his usual simple and direct way, characterized by humor and clarity, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will teach the text entitled "The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen" by the yogi and poet Karma Chagmey
Comprised of eight wisdom songs this 17th century text describes the entire path to enlightenment.
These precious chants of realization are among the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, leading practitioners, when taught by a qualified teacher, directly to the realization of the nature of mind.
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will provide explanations of the sutra, mantra, and secret teachings, and demonstrate how we can practice their essence at every point along our journey.

For this seminar, you should at best be a Buddhist, but if not take refuge or have a serious interest in the Buddhist path.

We recommend attending the entire seminar so as not to disturb the dynamics of the teachings.

On the last day of the seminar we will receive the special empowerments for the Ngakso puja, which we will practice together under Rinpoche's guidance. If one so desires it will then also be possible to take formal refuge with Rinpoche.

Seminar Schedule:
Aug. 4-10
7:00 Sang (smoke offering) and short daily practice under the guidance of Lama Tenzin Sangpo

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

10:00 Teachings by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

13:00 (approx.) Lunch

15:00- 16:30 Explanations and lectures by Lama Tenzin and other teachers

17:00 Protector practice

18:00 Dinner

Evenings: Meditation hall available for personal practice.


Aug. 11 Ngakso puja and empowerments


Seminar Donation:
The suggested donation is a guideline. Your donation goes toward covering Rinpoche's room, food and travel expenses, as well as those of his attending monks. If you can give more, you help allow those less fortunate to participate.

Accommodations:
Unfortunately, during the summer seminar we cannot accept any room reservations. Only beds in the dormitories can be reserved. Another great option is to camp on Gomde's lovely grounds. If you intend to bring a camping van, please let us know ahead of time so that we may accommodate your vehicle.

If you prefer, other accommodations in the area can be found at:
https://www.oberoesterreich.at/oesterreich-ort/unterkunft-liste/430000983/scharnstein-im-almtal.html

 

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