Seven Chapter Prayer of Guru PadmasambhavaPLEASE NOTE: Retreat dates have been changed to MARCH 27 – APRIL 24, 2010. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Held in noble silence in an ideal retreat setting, this is a rare opportunity to receive Dzogchen pith instructions from the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches, and to deepen your practice with daily individual and group meditation sessions.
The Seven Chapter Prayer is one of the most renowned prayers of Guru Padmasambhava. It was given by the Vajra Guru during a tsog ceremony in Samye Monastery to his five heart disciples King Trisong Deutsen, Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, Namkai Nyingpo, Nanam Dorje Dudjom, and Prince Mutri Tsenpo.
After bestowing these prayers upon their wisdom minds, Guru Rinpoche wrote these out in symbolic script which he concealed and sealed as terma for future generations of practitioners. Centuries later, this terma (Le’u Dunma) was revealed by Tulku Zangpo Dragpa and Rigdzin Godemchen.
Following in the footsteps of the ancient lineage of Nyingmapas, we will put these rare and precious teachings into practice with joy and devotion. Held in noble silence, this retreat is arranged to provide a space to receive the pith instructions and deepen personal dzogchen meditation with the guidance of our beloved Khenpos.
Students are requested to pre-register at their earliest convenience as space is limited and preparations need to be made so that we all may enjoy a harmonious and restful retreat. This month-long retreat requires the commitment to stay on-site and conclude together as one mandala with special dedication ceremonies on Saturday, April 24th.
PBC Members: $970
Please send a 25% deposit with your pre-registration to Padma Samye Ling. A 10% discount is being offered for deposits received before January 1, 2010. Please be aware that deposits are non-refundable after February 1, 2010.
In addition, special accommodation rates are being offered for this one month event:
Single Dorm- $585 (spaces very limited)
Patrons’ Deluxe Apartments-(spaces very limited)
single: $760; double: $1,350; triple: $1,860
Please note, internet access will not be available during this retreat.
For further information, call or write:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
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