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Sphere of Refined Gold Retreat Fall 2020

Sphere of Refined Gold and Vajrasattva Practice Retreat - September 19 - November 2, 2020

Sphere of Refined Gold Retreat Fall 2020

We are delighted to announce that from the 19th of September until the 2nd of November 2020, Gomde Pyrénées will host the next retreat in our ongoing series: a six week retreat based on the teachings from the Sphere of Refined Gold.

The retreat schedule will be per usual for this series: two group practice sessions: Vajrasattva in the mornings and protectors in the afternoons; four individual practice sessions in one’s own room, cabin or tipi, plus a group session to watch teachings each day before lunch.

Our retreat master is Lama Tenzin Sangpo. Lama-la has led all the previous retreats in this series and is very helpful in giving advice for everyone’s individual practice. When he is in residence, Lama will lead the two daily group sessions, share explanations with us during the daily teaching sessions, and is also available to answer questions.

To participate in the retreat one would ideally have received:

  • the Vajrasattva empowerment in the Chokling Tersar Lineage
  • teachings on  Sphere of Refined Gold from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche or another highly qualified master.

The minimum prerequisites are to have a strong foundation in Buddhist practice through both study and time spent in retreat, and to have received teachings on the great perfection from a highly qualified master.  If in doubt, one should ask Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche if it would be beneficial to participate in the retreat.  If you have additional questions about your eligibility, please let us know and we will discuss them with Lama Tenzin.

We have a very limited number of spaces available for the retreat, so in order to be fair we will assign rooms and spaces in the order of emails received.

Depending upon the number of applications, there might be a possibility to participate for either the first or second three weeks.  Please understand that preference is given to people who can commit to doing the full retreat.

If you can only do half of the retreat, please let us know of your interest. If the retreat is not full, we will confirm your possibility to participate in a three week retreat by August 1.

Applications for this retreat are open now, to register your interest, receive more information, or to apply, please email: retreatinpyrenees@gomde.fr

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