Dear Dharma Friends,
Tashi Delek. We hope that you and everyone connected to you continues to prosper and have good fortune.
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First off, please are to announce the launch of the new Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation website and H.E. Chokling Rinpoche's 2010 travel schedule. Please visit us at cglf.org to learn more.
We are pleased and honoured to announce the following events which are specially organised in accordance with our Rinpoches' wishes to benefit all sentient beings and preserve the Buddhadharma. You would have received news of our first ever ritual course a few weeks ago, and more details can be found below. In addition to that, we are organizing our first pilgrimage as well as the first of a series of Nine Yanas retreat in Asia. Please refer to the individual attachments for more details on each event. To register or for more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Link to pdf-document: http://gomde.dk/pages/news/Sadhana_Ritual_Trinley_Nyingpo.pdf
Pilgrimage : Footsteps of the Buddha
In our first ever pilgrimage, we are very happy to announce that we will be visitng all the major sacred sites of the Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. As Buddhists, a pilgrimage is an important act of devotion and faith as it enables us to accumulate merit and purify our defilements of our body, speech and mind. This pilgrimage is particularly special as it will be lead by His Eminence Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche. In tracing the Footsteps of the Buddha, the Rinpoches will be leading us to eight major holy sites, where Lord Buddha was born, where He attained enlightenment, where He turned the first, second and third Wheel of Dharma, where He performed miracles, where He passed into parinirvana and the site of one of the greatest Buddhist universities in ancient times.
* Link to pdf-document: http://gomde.dk/pages/news/Intro_Footsteps_of_the_Buddha.pdf
Nine Yanas Retreat : The Shravakayana
We are pleased to announce that as our first event for 2011, H.E. Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche will begin a series of teachings on the Nine Yanas in Nepal. This retreat will begin with the Shravakayana, the vehicle of listeners and hearers.
* Link to pdf-document: http://gomde.dk/pages/news/Nine_Yanas_retreat_Nepal.pdf
Why practice the nine yanas? Phakchok Rinpoche explains :
“By practicing the nine yanas, one will have a better understanding and knowledge of how to practice the different teachings the Buddha taught. One will learn how to study, reflect, and meditate in stages like the levels of a staircase.
The Buddha said that the meaning of all vehicles agrees at one point and that all the different paths arrive at the same point. In actuality there is one vehicle, and all the vehicles are one, so if you are not able to understand all the different paths then how will you understand the one point that they all arrive at? Each of the nine yanas has their own different view, conduct, meditation, and fruition, but they are not completely divorced from each other; each one is able to clarify the meaning of the previous one, and also the next.”
This retreat will be held from January 2 to 8, 2011 in Pharping, Nepal. This is one of the most sacred sites for Guru Rinpoche, where he performed the sadhana of Palchen Yangdak and attains the Vidyadhara stage of Mahamudra realisation.
Sadhana Ritual Course : Trinley Nyingpo
As announced earlier, we will be holding this unique course in order to teach participants all aspects of the sadhana practice of Trinley Nyingpo, one of the most famous sadhanas in the Chokling Tersar cycle. This course will enable practitioners to delve into the true meaning of the sadhana, as well as enable participants to perform all aspects of the ritual properly from the chanting, to using the proper instruments, making tormas and so forth.
The course will be taught at Pal Kadgyu Shedrup Tashi Dhargay Phuntsok Ling Monastery in Boudhanath. The monastery is located 10 minutes away (on foot) from the main stupa.
We are aware that some participants are looking to attend the annual seminar at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. The hours of the course will be adjusted during the seminar period so that interested participants will be able to attend both. The tentative hours for the course are :
Nov 1 to 19 : 8.00 to 10.00 am, 2.30 to 4.30 pm daily except Sundays
Nov 20 to 29 : 7.00 to 9.00 am, 2.30 to 4.30 pm daily except Sundays
On Nov 30, we will be performing the sadhana together with Chokling Rinpoche in the morning.
The deadline for registration is 30 September 2010. Register in the next 5 days to enjoy 5% off the course fees.
For more information on any of these events, please write to us at email@example.com.
Phakchok Rinpoche's Tour Schedule and Second Nine Yanas Retreat in Cooperstown
Phakchok Rinpoche's tour schedule is in progress. He is currently in France. Please visit phakchokrinpoche.org/events.htm for more information.
Registration is filling up for Rinpoche's Nine Yanas Retreat at Gomde Cooperstown from Aug 7-15, so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot in this precious teaching – For more details - http://www.gomdecooperstown.org/cooperstownretreat.htm.
May all be auspicious!