2021 and 2022 programme at Shenten Dargye Ling

This programme is subject to change without notice. Please check this website regularly for details and any changes for the seminar you are interested in.  

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February 3rd until February 6th

Dzogchen practice and teaching based on The Six Lamps.

with Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche

 

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Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche continue teaching one of the most profound Dzogchen texts in Yungdrung Bön Tradition: "Six Lamps" (སྒྲོན་མ་དྲུག་ Wylie: sgron ma drug) from the cycle Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud (Oral Transmissions of Zhang Zhung).

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February 15th and 16th -

Practice of the Limitless Aspirational Prayer to the Buddhas (Dersheg Monlam Thaye) to celebrate the birthday of Tonpa Shenrab.

  • The celebration of the birthday of Tonpa Shenrab, founder of the precious Bon tradition, is one of the most important ceremonies around the Tibetan New Year. Blessings are multiplied manifold during such holy occasions.  

  • On February 15th we will make all the preparations and share photos and videos on Facebook.
    On February 16th we will perform the practice of the Full Moon Tsok of Lishu Tagring and the Lama Chöpa prayer (བླ་མ་མཆོད་པ།; Wylie: bla ma mchod pa) for We dedicate our practice to the happiness and well-being of our friends and families and the world at large.

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Weekend of February 26th and 27th -

Teaching on the practice of Sherab Chamma, the Great Wisdom Loving Mother

with Géshé Lungrig.

  • Géshé Lungrig will explain the practice of Sherab Chamma which is performed as a preparation for the Gutor Ceremony before the New Year.

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February 28th until March 3rd -

Practice of Sherab Chamma to celebrate the Tibetan New Year.

  • The ritual to purify negativities collected throughout the year will be performed on the basis of the practice of the Great Wisdom Loving Mother, Sherab Chamma.

  • February  28th - preparation of the Gutor ceremony.

  • March 1st -  the Gutor ceremony itself

  • March 2nd - meditation practice and preparation for the New Year celebration

  • March 3rd - we will welcome the New Year with a sang-offering and prayer flag ceremony in the morning, followed by lunch.

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March 7th

Practice of Nyamme Lha Drub ganapuja offerings to celebrate the birthday of Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen.

  • During the day we will practice Nyamme Lha Drub ganapuja offerings to Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen.

  • In the evening we will make a butter-lamp offering.

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Weekend of March 19th and 20th

teaching and practice of an offering ritual to the nagas or serpent beings

with Geshe Samten

  • Learn how to placate the naga’s and how to heal illnesses and negative influence caused by provocation of the naga race.

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Weekend of April 2nd and 3rd 

Tibetan magical movements or yoga

with Geshe Lungrig.

  • The three main dzogchen cycles as well as ‘The Mother tantra’ all include ‘yoga’ practices. In the ‘Natural Arising of the Three Enlightened Bodies’ Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen combined ‘yoga’ practices from the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu and Atri cycles into a practical format.

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April 10th until April 15th

Dzogchen practice and teaching retreat.

with Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche.

  • We are delighted that Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche has accepted to continue with his transmission and explanation of dzogchen teachings based on the ‘The Golden Instruction of Drenpa Namkha’ (Drenpa Serdam).

  • ‘The Golden Instruction of Drenpa Namkha’ is a complete practice manual for dzogchen practice in its own right. It includes instructions on the preliminaries, main practice, ‘inner fire’, and other practices.

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May 8th until May 13th

Introductory course on the preliminary practices

with Geshe Samten.

  • Particularly useful for those who are new to the teaching and wish to prepare for the participation in dzogchen retreats.

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May 15th until May 20th -

Practice and teaching on the main practice of Dzogchen

With Ponlob Tsangpa Tendzin Rinpoche.

on-site retreat in Shenten

  • In 2016 Ponlop Tsangpa Tendzin Rinpoche started to teach from the Gyalwa Chagtri, the practice manual for Dzogchen practice in the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu. This year Ponlop Rinpoche will continue and teach on the chapter on the result from the same text.

  • The week will be practice oriented.

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June 9th until June 12th - Note! Modification of the dates

Teaching on and practice of ‘The Mother tantra’

with Lama Sangye.

on-site retreat in Shenten

  • ‘The Mother Tantra’ is one of the main practices of our beloved founder Yongdzin Rinpoche.

  • It is a key text in the Bon tradition and many of our core idea’s and practices are based on this tantra. It includes the six practices of ‘inner fire’, body offering, consciousness transference, dream yoga, sleep yoga, and intermediate state.

  • Lama Sangye started to teach ‘The Mother Tantra’ online in 2020. Lama Sangye’s intention is to teach all the aspects of  the whole cycle over the course of this multiyear program.

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The new date is from 6 to 17 July

Bon philosophy

with Khenpo Gelek

  • We will continue will the multi-year program on the Bon philosophy.

  • The topic will the continuation of the study of the paths and stages (salam).

  • Highly recommended for dedicated practitioners who wish to broaden their understanding.

  • Particularly recommended for those who intend to function as translator.

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June 19th until July 1st

Program on Tibetan cultural aspects.

with Geshe Lodrö Ösal

Postponed in 2023

  • Mandala construction and thangkha painting.

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July 16th and July 17th -

Self healing of wind-energy (lung) disturbances

with Geshe Dennyi and Amchi Nyima.

  • When we meditate intensively we can develop wind-energy imbalance that can become an obstacle for the development of our practice. Wind-energy imbalance can also be caused by wrong diet, excessive worry etc.

  • During this weekend Geshe Dennyi and Amchi Nyima will explain the nature, causes and conditions, symptoms, and diagnosis of wind-energy problems as well as ways to heal ourselves through diet, medicine, exercise, and practice.

  • This will be the first time Geshe Dennyi visits Shenten. Since his graduation in 2005 Geshe Dennyi has been the manager of the Medical Institute at Triten Norbutse.

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July 24th until August 12th

The Six Essential Points of Bodhicitta from the The Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyü

With Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche.

  • We are happy to announce that Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche has accepted to teach The Six Essential Points of Bodhicitta during the summer retreat.

  • We will receive transmission and teaching from Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche in the morning, and

  • in the afternoon we will put the instructions into practice under the guidance of the lamas of Shenten Dargye Ling.

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August 21th until August 26th -

Dzogchen meditation practice retreat.

with Khenchen Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche

  • Teachings from the ‘Experiential Transmission’ of the ‘Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyü’.

  • Emphasis is on the meditation practice.

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From the 5th September - November 

Third year of the Meditation School with Khenpo Gelek Jinpa.

This event is a multiannual continuation and is only for participants from previous years. We kindly ask for your understanding that new registrations are not possible.