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Seminar with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche 7-12 july 2024 & Retreat with Drupon Lama Tenzin 12-19 july 2024
Seminar with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche 7-12 july 2024 & Retreat with Drupon Lama Tenzin 12-19 july 2024

Sun, Jul 07

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La Bastide

Seminar with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche 7-12 july 2024 & Retreat with Drupon Lama Tenzin 12-19 july 2024

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Pyrénées joyfully announces the coming of our beloved teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche! We are extremely grateful to be able to offer several amazing opportunities for extensive practice and teachings with Rinpoche as well as with Drupon Lama Tenzin and Khenpo Pema Namgyal.

Time & Location

Jul 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM

La Bastide, Mas can père courreu, Route Départementale 13, 66110 La Bastide, France

About the Event

Summer Seminar

The seminar will start on 7th July after dinner with a welcome talk and conclude on 12th July after the morning practice. The final program will be available only after Rinpoche arrives. We ask for your flexibility in allowing for spontaneous changes.

Rinpoche will be teaching seminar participants from 8th to 11th July. He will guide us on the key points of the practices of compassion and Nature of Mind helping us to connect to our innate Buddha nature. Rinpoche will be teaching on the text "Sphere of Refined Gold", a terma revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa with commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. This text is the basis for the annual three month retreats at Gomde Pyrenees. Possible empowerments will be announced at a later date. Rinpoche will likely teach in the mornings for around 3 hours.

We are very happy that Drupon Lama Tenzin Sangpo and Khenpo Pema Namgyal will also teach, answer questions, and offer instructions that we can immediately put into practice. Each day we will also gather for two group practice sessions in the morning and afternoon.

The official arrival day is the 7th of July after lunch but you are welcome to come earlier, enjoy time with the Sangha, and join our two daily practice sessions. Rinpoche will arrive at Gomde on the 4th of July and will leave on 12th of July. He will take a rest day on 5th of July. We rejoice that Rinpoche will teach the three year retreatants on 6th and 7th July!

Rinpoche often says that Gomde Pyrenees with its remote location and vast views is the perfect place for practicing meditation on Nature of Mind. The days when Rinpoche is teaching the three year retreatants will be ideal to prepare ourselves to receive Rinpoche’s profound instructions.

IMPORTANT:

Please be aware that the road to Gomde might be partially and occasionally closed on 6th July from early morning till evening due to a sports event. It might be difficult to reach or leave Gomde by car on that day until later that evening.

Translations:

Translations will be offered in English and French. Spanish translation might be available depending on demand.

Prerequisites

The most important prerequisite for attendance is genuine trust and faith in the Dharma and the wish to practice the teachings. It is best if one has taken refuge, previously practiced meditation in the Buddhist tradition for an extended time, and received mind nature teachings previously from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche or another teacher in the tradition.

Practice Retreat guided by Drupon Lama Tenzin Sangpo

From 12th to 19th July, Drupon Lama Tenzin Sangpo will lead a structured retreat, which offers a precious time to deepen our practice and internalize the teachings received from Rinpoche. Lama-la will lead daily practices, share advice, and answer practice questions. Participants from previous years highly valued the retreat following Rinpoche's visit. The retreat will start on 12 July  in the evening and end on 19th July at lunch time. We highly encourage you to stay on after 19th July and continue in individual retreat.

https://www.billetweb.fr/chokyi-nyima-rinpoche-summer-seminar-and-retreat

Scholarships

In support of Dharma Gyan Youth association, which was recently founded by Rinpoche, we have a special offer of two scholarships for the summer seminar and following retreat for young people under 35 years with limited financial means. If you would like to learn about practicing in formal retreat under guidance of Lama Tenzin and in return are ready to offer services for 3 weeks at Gomde before or after the seminar, this is for you! Please apply (first come first serve) at hello@gomde.fr

ACCOMMODATION

Due to limited space, beds in Gomde are only available for those who are attending the full seminar from July 7-12 . If the house is not full, then we will open up the remaining beds at a later date. All our rooms will be converted into triple rooms and all bathroom facilities are shared.

You are very welcome to camp on our land either in one of our tents or in your own tent, but we will need you to register for that here as well. Our campground has dry toilets and outdoor shower facilities.

If you prefer to stay off-site, we encourage you to quickly book outside accommodation in the villages of La Bastide, Ceret, Valmanya, Saint Marsal, and Prades. There are a number of apartments and bed and breakfasts available on common booking platforms such as AirBnB or Booking.com. There is minimal accommodation available within walking distance. This means that most offsite accommodation would require you to either have or rent your own transport or to arrange car-pooling with other participants.

Please be sure to book your seminar and retreat registration through our official BilletWeb site. We cannot take bookings through email or message apps. Even if you plan to stay off-site, please register so that we have an accurate count for meals, texts, etc. Please note that our shrine room has a limited capacity of around 100 people.

PRICES

As always, we work to keep our seminar and retreat prices as low as possible.

July 7th to 12th Seminar

Shared room in main house  €600

Tent camping                         €450

Off-site                                   €400

July 12th - 19th retreat with Drupon Lama Tenzin

Room in main house             €420

Tent camping                         €280

Extra day: €50

TRANSPORT:

We will arrange transport in mini buses from Perpignan on:

● 5th of July (exact times to be confirmed at a later point)

● 7th of July (approximately 11.00, 15.00, 18.30)

Please note that no transportation can be arranged on July 6 because roads will be partially closed for a race in the area around Gomde.

And back to Perpignan on:

● 11th of July (approximately 16.00)

● 12th of July morning

● 19th of July

We are considering arranging transport to and from Barcelona (one trip) on 7th of July and 12th of July. This will be based on need and confirmed later.

We ask that you tick the box indicating transport needs on the registration page if you wish to sign up for a ride. The exact times will be announced 2 weeks before the seminar. We will also help arrange transport for people attending the retreat.

The price of transfer from/to Perpignan to Gomde is 40 Euros, from/to Barcelona is 60 Euros.

For other arrival or departure times, you will need to make your own arrangements with car sharing, taxis in Perpignan or Barcelona. We appreciate your understanding of our remote location.

https://www.billetweb.fr/chokyi-nyima-rinpoche-summer-seminar-and-retreat

We very much look forward to welcoming you to spend precious time together!

Many Tashi Deleks!

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