4. marts 1996
At present we are preparing for the third Cloudless Summer Seminar to take place on our own land from the middle of July ‘96. The dates for next years program look like this:
July 5 - 18 — Meditation & Work Retreat, to catch up with the meditation practice before the teachings, and to help with the preparations for Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s arrival and basis for Dharma activities.
July 19 - 25 — Three Yanas Course as an introduction to the key points of the three vehicles in Buddhism. Open for everyone.
July 26 - August 1 — Vajrayana Retreat, for practicing Vajrayana students who have attended two seminars, taken the refuge and bodhisattva precepts, and completed or begun the preliminary practices, the ngöndro, with the determination to finish them.
August 2 - 8 — Meditation & Work Retreat, to assimilate the meditation instructions given during the courses. The length can be extended further.
September 1 - October 10 — Apple picking and individual practice.
Everyone willing to give a hand at finishing the new assembly hall are welcome to come earlier.
For details, contact:
Rangjung Yeshe Gomdé,
Smedehalden 3, Esby
DK-8420 Knebel, Denmark
Tel: +45 86 35 68 35 Fax: +45 86 35 68 40
Three Yanas Course
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche provides an introduction to the key points of the three vehicles in Buddhism — Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana — in both theory and practice.
During this course, which is open for everyone who is sincerely interested, you will be given practical instructions in the traditional Buddhist meditation practices of shamatha and vipashyana, also known as stillness and insight meditation. In particular, Rinpoche will introduce us to vipashyana meditation from the Vajrayana perspective.
At the end of the course, Rinpoche will provide the participants with the opportunity to formally become Buddhists through the Refuge Ceremony. For those who are interested he will, as well, conduct the ceremony for taking the vow of a bodhisattva, the pledge to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all other sentient beings.
During the Three Yanas Course, there will be optional classes in the preliminary practices for Vajrayana, the ngöndro, and in the Tibetan language. There will also be discussion groups during which you can clear up doubts.
If circumstances are auspicious, Rinpoche may also give a Vajrayana empowerment.
This seminar is designed by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche for students who are already practicing Vajrayana. His emphasis during this time is “more practice, less talking.” Rinpoche will provide the opportunity for answering individual questions on essential meditation practice.
The requirement to participate is to have attended two Rangjung Yeshe seminars, taken the refuge and bodhisattva precepts, and completed or begun the preliminary practices, the ngöndro, with the determination to finish them.
During Vajrayana Assembly, we will practice the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana, and it will be taught in daily classes.