Retreat for advanced students of the buddhist Shambhala tradition: Ngöndro, Werma and Scorpion Seal practitioners. Taught in English.
Vajrayana Practice Gathering
Join us at this special time of the year for a contemplative and deepening program which will leave you grounded, refreshed and inspired – a perfect start for the New Year!
Practitioners of Ngöndro, Werma and Scorpion Seal are warmly invited to spend this week together, doing their practice and benefiting from group exchange.
Acharya David Hope will lead this gathering and offer guidance and instruction for the various levels of practice. Recorded talks of the Sakyong will also be part of the retreat.
Periods of silence will be included on most days.
This retreat counts as one week of Group Practice Requirements!
New Years’s Eve will be celebrated with a festive dinner and a community program
May goodness become the new spirit and culture of humanity.
– Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, excerpt from colophon of the Shambhala Vow
Arrival day (Wednesday 27 December): Intro talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 3 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.
End of program (Wednesday 3 January): Closing circle and banquet in the evening.
Departure day (Thursday 4 January): You may leave anytime (no program). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.
Language: Retreat taught in English. Translation available at no extra costs upon request to be done as early as possible.
Extra fees: participation in any programme offered by the association of Dechen Chöling requires you to be up-to-date with the association’s annual fee (15 €), easily paid upon arrival.