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One Month Intensive Dzogchen Meditation Retreat
March 15, 2008 - April 13, 2008
-King of Creation Tantra
Dzogchen realization of the three kayas does not have to be sought outside of oneself. The raw, stainless dharmakaya buddha Samantabhadra‰ÛÓalong with the original self-born wisdom spontaneously inherent as all the mighty, inconceivable qualities of the buddhas‰ÛÓis the originally-accompanying nature of every sentient being. This naturally- abiding, uncontrived nature is already fully present in all living beings without exception. The Dzogchen tantras clearly explain how to relax and discover this nature. Among these tantras, the King of Creation of Bodhichitta (Kunjed Gyalpo) is the root text of the twenty-one mind sections of Dzogchen (Semde), whose essential meaning was perfectly pointed out and summarized by Longchenpa, the second Garab Dorje of Tibet. The absolute, pith instructions of the King of Creation tantra will be presented, contemplated, and practiced according to Longchenpa’s commentary The Jewel Ship, during the one month winter-spring dubdra retreat at Padma Samye Ling monastery and retreat center.
Following in the footsteps of the ancient lineage of Nyingmas 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 required to pre-register at the earliest convenience as space is limited and other preparations need to be made so that we all may enjoy a harmonious and restful retreat.
***This retreat requires the committment to remain on site and conclude together as one mandala with special dedication ceremonies on Saturday, April 12th.
PBC Member: $970
Please send a 25% deposit with your pre-registration to Padma Samye Ling. A 10% discount is being offered for deposits received before December 1, 2007. Please be aware that deposits are non-refundable after February 1, 2008.
Special accommodations rates are being offered for this special one month event:
Single Dorm- $535 (spaces very limited)
Patrons’ Deluxe Apartments-(spaces very limited)
single: $760; double: $1,350; triple: $1,860
***Please note: Single dorm and apartments are all booked. Individuals who have submitted requests for special accommodations with their deposits are on the waiting list. We will contact you soon regarding accommodations status.
For further information, call or write:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR ALL EVENTS AT PADMA SAMYE LING:
In order to facilitate planning and preparations, pre-registration is requested for all events at Padma Samye Ling. Unless otherwise noted, a 10% discount for retreat contributions will be applied to all deposits received one month prior to events. Please send your 25% deposit to:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Hwy.
Sidney Center, NY 13839
ATTN: Retreat Coordinators
Pre-Registration involves letting us know :
1) Your name
2) If you are currently an active PBC member*
3) Date of arrival
4) Date of departure
5) Accommodations request
(Spaces are reserved on a first-come basis as deposits are received.)
6) A 25% deposit. Thank you!
*MEMBER DISCOUNT Please note that the member donation applies to those who have committed to monthly or yearly membership at any of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Centers. Membership is essential to the functioning of the centers and PBC International. Suggested membership is a minimum of $25 per month; this enables us to maintain and improve the monastery as well as send information and newsletters regarding the programs. We encourage all to join as members to support the growth of the Buddhadharma and the Ven. Rinpoches’ work. Accommodations are available on a first come, first served basis as deposits are received. A deposit of 25% of the retreat fee is required to hold a place. Please bring towels and bedding. Local lodging is available; call or e-mail for details.
MEALS: Vegetarian meals are served three times a day with the main meal at mid-day. Following the monastic tradition of Tibet, Padma Samye Ling provides a dhana of food to those attending program schedules and teaching seminars.
For other times, or extra days, meal contributions are $12 per day or $5 per meal.
ACCOMMODATIONS are available on a first-come, first served basis as deposits are received. A deposit of 25% of the retreat fee is required to hold a place. Please bring towels and bedding. Local lodging is available ; call or e-mail for details.
-Single Dormitory: $40/night
-Patrons’ Deluxe Apartments
1) Single: $58/night
2) Double: $96/night
3) Triple: $132/night
TRAVEL: PSL is located in Delaware County in upstate New York. The closest airports are Binghamton (one hour) and Albany (two hours). From the airport, transportation is by rental car, taxi or bus.
PERSONAL RETREATS: We welcome you to take this unique opportunity to deepen your practice within the mandala of Padma Samye Ling. Please call or write for more information.