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Sep 8

Mahamudra and 9 Yanas Retreat in Cooperstown, NY

September 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - September 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

An Integrated Week of Teachings and Practice: Mahamudra and 9 Yānas Retreat and Empowerments

For the first time, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche will guide the retreatants to integrate the meditation practice of Mahamudra with the broad understanding brought by essential study of dharma the laid out in the traditional, progressive path of the 9 Yānas.

The week of teaching, practice periods and discussion groups is designed so that retreatants will develop clear understanding and gain some experience of these two paths as well as the richness that results from their integration. Retreatants will be divided into groups depending upon their previous study, retreat attendance and practice experience.

We invite all students to arrive at Gomde on Thursday, September 8 in the morning for daily practice sessions. Registration will open at 2 pm. Phakchok Rinpoche will meet all retreatants starting at 5pm for group interviews. After dinner, Rinpoche will give an introductory teaching for the retreat.

We encourage participants to arrive a day or two in advance or to leave a day or two after the programs to take advantage of the practice opportunities and to discuss practice with Tulku Migmar Tsering or Matthew Zalichin. Please advise us by email at [email protected] if you wish to add extra days. Our room and board charge per day is $40.

In addition, we are very fortunate that, throughout the retreat, Tulku Migmar will be offering teachings and assisting with programs. Tulku Migmar is the resident lama of our sister center in Singapore, and he is appointed as a senior lama by Phakchok Rinpoche. Tulku-la completed three-year retreat under the guidance of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. To learn more about Tulku Migmar, please click here [https://samyeinstitute.org/more/tulku-migmar-tserings-biography/]. Tulku-la and other senior instructors will be in residence to provide supporting practice advice and guidance in group discussions.

The daily retreat schedule will consist of Sang practice and four sessions. These will be divided into teaching, practice, and discussion periods. The individual daily schedule will be announced at the retreat itself.

On Sunday September 11, Rinpoche will offer the 9 Yānas empowerments for the students who are engaged in each level of study.

Sunday, September 11, Guru Rinpoche Day, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche will continue the Tukdrub Barché Kunsel empowerment cycle begun in 2015. This year he will bestow the empowerments of Amitayus, Avalokiteśvara and Guru Rinpoche.


September 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
September 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
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Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, Cooperstown, NY
412 Glimmerglen Road
Cooperstown, NY NY13326 United States
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Gomde New York
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