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November Retreat Online – Mahamudra Meditation “Clarifying the Natural State”
October 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - November 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
It is not sufficient to just have a certain feeling towards meditation, or a certain rudimentary sense of being in a meditative state. One must try to deepen that experience so that one develops certainty of one’s experience in meditation. Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX (1991)
November Retreat Online*
with video teachings by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX on
“Clarifying the Natural State”
Friday 29.10 – Tuesday 02.11 2021
*Dependent on COVID-19 restrictions, limited places may be available to attend at E-Vam Institute.
Within the Kagyu tradition which is also known as the ‘practice lineage’, retreat is cherished as a time to be in a spiritually focused and supportive environment for an extended period.
Upholding the retreat schedule as provided by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, the Annual November Retreat includes structured time for practice, study and reflection. Incorporating daily Green Tara and Chenrezig pujas, meditation, teachings, and yoga in an on-line format, the retreat offers opportunity to integrate the retreat experience within the context of our ‘household’ environments. Encouraging an appreciation for what Rinpoche called the “sacredness of spiritual reality” which is available to us wherever we may be. Whether new to Buddhism or an experienced practitioner, retreat is an essential support on the Path.
The Teachings...In 2005 in Chicago at Karma Thegsum Choeling, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX gave a series of teachings on “Clarifying the Natural State”, the meditation manual by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, a lineage holder of the Dagpo Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism who also wrote “Moonbeams of Mahamudra”. As Rinpoche says:
This is a very important text if you are interested in meditation because it is designed as a practice manual for everyone, including absolute beginners. Dakpo Tashi Namgyal tells you exactly what to do step by step. It is very rare to find a meditation manual which is so concise yet presents the material in such a clear fashion. Normally texts on Mahamudra include so many quotations from other texts that it is easy to lose track of the main theme being discussed. In this text however, the author does not offer supporting quotes; he just presents the practice as it is.
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX was enthroned as the Supreme Abbott of Thrangu Monastery and underwent rigorous scholastic and meditative training under various Kagyu and Nyingma masters before coming to Australia in 1980. Traleg Rinpoche passed away on 24 July 2012 however Rinpoche’s legacy lives on in his centres and projects established world wide. Full bio here.
7:30pm Welcome & Introduction (with time for questions)
8pm Chenrezig Puja
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
6am Green Tara puja
9am Yoga & meditation
10:30am Meditation (Monday- Meditation and Teachings)
2:00pm Meditation “Clarifying the Natural State” teachings by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX (Retreat ends on Tuesday).
5.30pm Evening Break & Dinner
7pm “Happy Hour”
8pm Chenrezig puja
The Program may vary from day to day dependent on teaching times.
Just $200 to attend the full event! Or $59 per day.
*Discounts available:HCC Holder 10% (code: concession), Members 10% (code: member), Students 30% (code: student), Under35 30% (code: under35)