21st September 2019 - 22nd September 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 21st Sept 2019
The Heart of Fearless Liberation. 10:30 am- 4 pm
Reflections on the core Buddhist teachings for awakening the heart of fearless liberation – the freedom from all confusion, stress and suffering that enables clarity, compassion and insight to shine forth in each of us. With ancient wisdom integrated in the modern world, Rinpoche will address the relevance of Dharma to our emotional, interpersonal and environmental well-being.
Rinpoche will give detailed guidance on meditation and mind-training skills for everyday life and spiritual awakening, suitable for all.
Sunday 22st Sept 2019
White Tara Empowerment. 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tara is the female embodiment of all the Buddhas’ loving activity. In her white form, she bestows special blessings for enriching the life-force and brining spiritual and personal fulfilment. Rinpoche’s temples in Tibet were so highly regarded for their expertise in the White Tara practice that the Great Fifth Dalai Lama built a temple
at the foot of the Potala Palace in Lhasa for the Dzongpa monks to do the long-life rituals every day. Having learnt and practiced the White Tara meditations intensively over many years, it is a great blessing that Rinpoche will bestow a special empowerment with blessings for all participants’ health and long life.
This practice comes from a profound hidden treasure-teaching (mind-terma) of three great Buddhist masters – Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra and Shrisingha – discovered in eastern Tibet in 1855. The empowerment of White Tara in the transmission called Chimey Phagmai Nyingtik for enhancing life and the heart of fearless liberation will be bestowed with teachings on its profound significance and relevance for practice.
The empowerment may be received formally for those wanting to learn the meditation practice or simply as a blessing.
White Tara Teaching and Tsok Ceremony. 2 pm-4:30 pm
For recipients of the Chimey Phagmai Nyingtik empowerment, a comprehensive teaching will be given on how to do the regular meditation practice of White Tara, as well as the special feast ceremony (tsok) that will be practiced in the afternoon, focused on accumulating merit and wisdom for enlightenment. The session will conclude with prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and World Peace.
All may attend the feast ceremony for a blessing.
Please will you indicate which days you are attending by replying to your retreat confirmation email so we have some idea of the numbers for each day, thank you.
His Eminence Gongkar Dorje Denpa Rinpoche is the head of the Dzongpa Tradition, a sub-school of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in North-east India in 1977 and recognised at the age of eight as the reincarnation of the previous Dorje Denpa by H.H. the Dalai Lama.
Having graduated from Sakya College in Dehradun with the Acharya degree in 1999 and established monasteries nearby, he was enthroned as head lama of his lineage by his main teacher, H.H. Sakya Trichen, in 2003.
Since graduation, he has undertaken extensive meditation retreats, taught the Dharma across the globe and worked tirelessly to rebuild the rare Dzongpa tradition that was at risk of dying out in Tibet. Further Information
Venerable Kassapo is a Buddhist monk who developed an interest in the Dharma at 8 and started meditating daily at 11. He then became the youngest fully ordained monk in the UK.
He grew up in England but currently lives in India and has supported Dharma activities in Southern England for many years. He now teaches young Tibetan Lamas in India and translates both texts and talks from Sanskrit and Tibetan.
Venue: Community Base, Brighton