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One Month PSL Dzogchen Togal Retreat According to the Teachings of Lama Shabkar Natsok Rangdrol (restricted)

April 7, 2018 - May 5, 2018

One Month PSL Dzogchen Togal Retreat According to the Teachings of Lama Shabkar Natsok Rangdrol (restricted)

April 7 – May 5, 2018

Dzogchen Togal Instructions by Lama Shabkar Natsok Rangdrol

with Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

Padma Samye Ling, NY

April 7 – May 5, 2018

Those who have completed their Ngondro Preliminary practices, and have the necessary prerequisites are able to attend this One Month Retreat on extensive Dzogchen teachings and practices of Togal “Leaping Over” led by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche according to teaching by Lama Shabkar Natsok Rangdrol.

Togal is one of the two aspects of Dzogchen practice, along with Trekcho. Togal, translated as “direct crossing,” “the direct approach,” or “leaping over,” can bring very quickly the actual realization of the three kayas in this lifetime, and thus is a more rapid way of bringing about the dissolution of the practitioner’s karmic vision. The practice of Togal brings the realization of “spontaneous presence,” and it can only be undertaken by a practitioner who has first gained stability in the practice of kadak Trekcho.

Lama Shabkar was a venerated and loved yogi whose life exemplified Milarepa, of whom he is held to be a reincarnation.

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.

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
8:00-8:30am Breakfast
10-noon Teaching from Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche or Group Meditation in Temple
12:30-1:30 Lunch
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
6:00-7:00pm Dinner
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 5th.

Please note, internet access will NOT be available during this retreat to facilitate deeper meditation.

In order to attend this retreat, you MUST HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED your entire Ngondro practice.

Donation for full retreat:
PBC Members: $1,008
Non-members: $1,056
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.
Dormitory: $450
Single Dorm: $600 (spaces very limited) All reservations are booked.
Patrons’ Deluxe Apartments: (spaces very limited) All reservations are booked.
single: $790 All reservations are booked.
double: $1,404 All reservations are booked.
triple: $1,935 All reservations are booked.

For further information, call or write:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
(607) 865-8068

In order to facilitate planning and preparations, pre-registration is requested for all events at Padma Samye Ling.


April 7, 2018
May 5, 2018
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