ONLINE 2020 Event Schedule
ALL EVENTS ARE ONLINE FOR THE YEAR OF 2020
Summary of Events
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* ONLINE Parnashavari Empowerment, Teachings, Practice/ Nov 28 -29 Hosted by Drikung Seattle
* ONLINE Vipassana Retreat with Khenpo Tenzin / December 4 – 6
* ONLINE Winter Teaching Event / December 28 – January 3
VIPASSANA ONLINE RETREAT
Develop Mindfulness , Expand Wisdom and Compassion
Led by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
The central practice of a Vipassana retreat is mindfulness, which enables us to see the ways we create difficulties in our lives and the discovery of a freedom in the midst of all things.
Traditionally, Vipassana retreats are held in strictest silence – retreatants do not speak to one another, nor is writing or reading allowed. Since this retreat will be held online, you are encouraged to keep silence in your home and eliminate distrations. This is to create an environment conducive to deep reflection and mindfully being present as it unfolds, moment to moment.
In this mindful silence, you gain insight that recognizes the true nature of your mind – pristine clarity and vast spaciousness. By cultivating the power of awareness, clarity and kindness, we discover our path to liberation, inner freedom and a peaceful heart.
You are encouraged to do the entire retreat but partial participation is permissable.
We are delighted that this 3-day Vipassana Retreat will be led by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin, who has trained in monasteries in Tibet and India, earning a Ph.D. in Buddhist philosophy. He is well known and loved for his clear, in depth teachings, loving kindness, humility, insight and humor.
Arizona Time MST (GMT-7)
9am – 10:30am / 11am-12pm / 2pm – 3pm / 4pm – 5pm
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To participate via livestream,
We are offering the livestream of this Vipassana Retreat for free. If you would like to donate we gratefully accept and will use your donations for offerings to Venerable Khenpoo Tenzin and to support the Institute. To make a donation Click Here and select General Donation. In the note box please indicate that you will attend this Vipassana Retreat.
ONLINE SUNDAY PRACTICES
White Tara Practice with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Garchen Institute Lamas
10am – 12pm
Dharma Talks with Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
2pm – 3:30pm
Meditation with Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Each Sunday, along with the White Tara sadhana, we will do a different additional practice on a rotating basis. That rotation will look like this:
- Jangchok for the Living
- Jangchok for the Dead
- Dharmapalas (Dharma protectors)
- Jangchock for the Living and so forth.
To submit names for the Jangchok for the Living or the Dead, please email your list of names to: email@example.com by Wednesday the week prior to the Sunday practice.
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All Texts For Sunday Practice
Each Sunday we will use the texts in the following order:
- Yellow Prayer Book – opening prayers
- White Tara Sadhana,
- with Praise of 21 Taras insert (replacing pages 24 – 39 of the sadhana)
- with Benefits of 21 Praises of Tara
- Weekly Additional Practice –
here we will practice one of the texts marked with an *
- Summoning Good Fortune
- Blue Prayer Book – dedication prayer
- Yellow Prayer Book – long life prayers
* Dharma Protectors (Dharmapalas):
Common Preliminaries and Ngondro Retreats
The retreats and dates:
I. Refuge and Prostration: April 4 – May 16, 2020
II. Mandala Offerings: June 8 – July 3, 2020
III. Vajrasattva: July 22 – September 2, 2020
IV. Guru Yoga: September 8 – October 20, 2020
Venerable Khenpo Tenzin will guide participants with instruction and commentary on the ngondro practices which are essential for purifying and accumulating merit. Each participant has their own bedroom, shared bath and will pay for and cook their own food in a shared kitchen. The Institute will do the food shopping for each retreatant.
$1200 – One Ngondro Retreat
$4000 – All 4 Ngondro Retreats
Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind & Shamatha 2019
* Month-long Retreat or
* 100-Day Retreat
This retreat is designed to help develop renunciation and bodhicitta, which require a deeply contemplative look at your life. Shamata is a meditation practice that develops mindfulness and attention which leads to more peace in the mind. These qualities are the foundation of a successful meditation practice which leads to greater happiness.
Venerable Khenpo Tenzin will guide each participant in their solitary retreat and will give group teachings and meditation instruction. Retreatants will pay for and cook their own food in one of the two kitchens in the retreat village. The Institute will do the food shopping for each retreatant.
The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind Retreat is offered in two formats:
100 Days Retreat Format
This 3-month-long retreat is recommended for our 3-Year Retreat Program.
Dates: August 1 – November 8 2020
September 1 – September 29, 2020
TESTIMONIAL from participant in the first ngondro retreat at Tashi Gatsal Ling House“Being in the Southwest Buddhafield’s protective sphere, in the joyful compound of Tashi Gatsal Ling house, was like having a wish fulfilling jewel placed in the palm. Having my own personal space and yet being surrounded by a community doing the same practices, was the perfect mix of a solitary and group retreat. Khenpo Tenzin was immensely kind, supportive and sensitive to the needs of our particular group. It is hard to imagine a more conducive circumstance for performing the profound and transformative preliminary trainings of the practice lineage. In these uncertain times, when the shortcomings of modern life is in the forefront of everyone’s awareness, let us arouse confidence in the dharma, and take advantage of the inconceivable opportunity to practice in retreat for our own and others benefit!”
If you are interested in attending any of these retreats please email for an application to firstname.lastname@example.org