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One Month Dzogchen Retreat at PSL: Flight of the Garuda by Shabkar
May 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016
Flight of the Garuda (Kading Shoglab) by Lama ShabkarOne Month Dzogchen Retreat at Padma Samye Ling
with Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
April 9 – May 7, 2016
This is the 3rd of three years that Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will lead a PSL One Month Retreat on the famous Dzogchen teaching, “Flight of the Garuda.” Everyone is welcome to attend this special retreat.
After these three years, those who have completed their Ngondro Preliminary practices, and have the necessary prerequisites will be able to attend the following PSL One Month Retreat (in 2017) on extensive Dzogchen teachings and practices of Togal “Leaping Over” led by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche.
Flight of the Garuda poetically conveys the heart advice Dzogchen Trekcho and Togal practices by of one of the most beloved nonsectarian masters of Tibet, Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol. Shabkar was a venerated and loved yogi whose life exemplified Milarepa, of whom he is held to be a reincarnation.
Lama Shabkar was born in the province of Amdo in north eastern Tibet during the last century. Ordained as a Gelug monk, the great yogi Shabkar was renowned for his teachings on Dzogchen, the heart practice of the Nyingma lineage. He wandered the countryside of Tibet and Nepal, turning many minds toward the Dharma through his ability to communicate the essence of the teachings in a poetic and crystal-clear way. Flight of the Garuda was sung by Shabkar as a spontaneous doha that conveys an unfettered explanation of the Dzogchen view.
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 Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche.
Basic Daily Schedule (is subject to change):
5:30-7:00am Individual Meditation
7:00-8:00am Group Mediation in Temple or Individual Meditation
10-noon Teaching from Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche or Group Meditation in Temple
1:30-3:00pm Rest and Kriya Yoga Work
3:00-4:30pm Dzogchen Mediation in Temple with Khenpo Rinpoche
4:30-5:30 Vajrakilaya & Dharmapalas in Temple with Khenpo Rinpoche
7:30-8:30pm Meditation and Heart Sutra in Temple or Individual Practice
9:00pm Rest and Dream Yoga
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 one month retreat requires the commitment to stay on-site and conclude together as one mandala with special dedication ceremonies on Saturday, May 7th.
Suggested Donation for full retreat:
PBC Members: $1,008
Please send a 25% deposit with your pre-registration to Padma Samye Ling. Please be aware that deposits are non-refundable after February 1, 2016.
In addition, there will be special accommodation rates are being offered for this one month event.
Single Dorm: $600 (spaces very limited)
Patrons’ Deluxe Apartments: (spaces very limited)
Please note, internet access will NOT be available during this retreat to facilitate deeper mediation.
For further information, call or write:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839