The Glorious Dakpo, with the power to tame the untameable
7:00pm 12 August 2017 - 12:30pm 20 August 2017
Venue: Purelands Retreat Centre
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The Dakpo Kagyu Lineage
"The Kagyu Masters point out the great highway by which the Buddhas have become enlightened. Their past disciples cast to the wind the dust of the eight worldly concerns, became children of the mountains, wore clothes of mist, and reduced their food, clothing and conversation to bare necessity. In great isolated retreats they were cut off from the bustle of body, meaningless speech and discursive mind. They sat on a single seat like an oak stake driven into the ground and obtained that which is famed by the name of the unified state of Vajradhara."Â fromÂ The Gurtso, translated as the Rain of Wisdom
The storiesÂ and biographiesÂ ofÂ the Great Lineage Masters of the pastÂ inspire trust and devotion and give strength to our own practice. Lama Zangmo will go through the life stories of the Kagyu Lineage Holders and some of their teachings. Topics covered will be renunciation, devotion and bodhicitta and how to transform the negative emotions into wisdom. She will also give meditation instructions on Shinay, Tonglen and the Mani Mantra.
The retreat programme will be a balanced schedule of teaching sessions, breaks and plenty of time given to meditation sessions throughout the day, with a long afternoon break free for either personal practice, walking in the hills, reading or resting.
This retreat is not suitable for complete beginners or total newcomers to Buddhism, but is ideal for those who would like to deepen their practice and Buddhist understanding, and those who have a basic meditation experience.Â The middle part of the retreat will be in full silence. Participants are requested to stay at Purelands. Lunch is taken in the Samye Ling dining room.
There is no fee for this course although donations are welcome. Your offering will help with the Monastery's considerable running costs, as well as the expenses incurred in inviting teachers.Â Donations may be made in the Reception Office.ÂTariff and Charges Guest Info