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Self Development Dzogchen Retreat: Dzogchen Heart Instructions of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche

July 23, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Receive profound, direct Nature of Mind Teachings of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche during this rare and special retreat.
Enjoy daily meditation sessions with the renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditation master Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche in the main shrine room at Padma Samye Ling.
You can apply these ancient pith instructions during formal meditation sessions and throughout your daily life.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to receive personal meditation instructions directly from a great living lineage master. You will be amazed by how special it is to receive authentic lineage instructions from Khenpo Rinpoche in the exact same way that the teachings have been passed from teacher to students for centuries. How wonderful!
You’re welcome to attend all or part of this retreat.
Perfect retreat for both beginning and long-time meditators.
PBC members $305; $64/day
Non-members $369; $80/dayPadma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839
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“Reflecting upon the life and legacy of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, we witness six extraordinary activities that he performed during this most crucial time in Tibetan Buddhist history:

(1) His writings number twenty-five volumes and are among the most profound and influential in Tibetan Buddhist history. They include his own terma revelations, poetry, historical treatises, and commentaries on the terma revealed by past masters, the kama teachings, and philosophy. As an acknowledged master, teacher, and expositor of instrumental and vocal music, chanting, and lama dance, as well as of esoteric practices, such as tsa-lung, tummo, and trülkhor, he also composed works on the ritual arts and yoga.

(2) He gave the empowerments of and teachings on the Treasury of Precious Treasures (the complete collection of termas compiled by Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche) an unprecedented ten times, to countless thousands of people, including many great masters, khenpos, and tulkus, thus securing and strengthening this vital tradition for generations to come.

(3) He collected, compiled, and edited the complete kama teachings of the Nyingma School, many of which were scattered throughout Tibet and its environs and thus in danger of being lost. He edited the existing thirteen volumes, originally printed in the u-med (dbu med) short-hand script, and reprinted them in twenty volumes in the u-chen (dbu chen) block-type script. To these, he added thirty-eight more volumes and then published all fifty eight. He also gave empowerments and teachings on the complete kama teachings three times.

(4) He gave the transmission of all the Kangyur teachings, inspiring his students as to their importance, thus securing textual study and meditation practice based upon the foundational teachings of the Buddha.

(5) In the 1960s—the most difficult time in Tibetan history—he, along with other masters and academics, rekindled the Tibetan educational system by editing the course-books used by primary and secondary school children.

(6) He was unanimously proclaimed by all the Nyingma masters and devotees to be the head of the Nyingma School, the first ever in Tibetan Buddhist history. He served in this capacity from the time of his appointment in the early 1960s until his mahaparinirvana in 1987, uniting all the subschools of the Nyingmapa and invigorating the tradition as a whole.

His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche incarnated principally to perform these six activities in order to ensure the continuance of Tibetan Buddhism long into the future, as well as to benefit countless beings.”

Light of Fearless indestructible Wisdom: Author’s Introduction (pgs 24-25)


Retreat begins Monday, July 23, with morning practice at 7am, breakfast and registration 8-10; and first teaching at 10am.

Retreat concludes around 1:00pm on Sunday, July 29.

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(607) 865-8068

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July 23, 2018
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