Italy, Merigar West
June 30-July 4, 2017

Sangha Retreat

Program for the Retreat from June 30 – July 4

Friday, June 30

10:00 – Welcome to Merigar: guided tour dedicated to newcomers

17:00-18:00 – Welcome, practice of Guruyoga with the Song of the Vajra, introduction to Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and the Dzogchen Community (with Fabio Andrico, Fabio Risolo, and Costantino Albini)

Brief introduction to Khaita Joyful Dances

Followed by Khaita

Saturday, July 1

8:00-9:00 – Yantra Yoga group practice (Gönpa)

8:00-9:00 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Mandala Hall)

10:00-12:00 –  Explanation and practice of mind trainings, with Fabio Risolo (Gönpa)

12:00-12:15 – Video on ASIA

15:00 – Brief explanation and practice of Mandarava, with Nina Robinson (Gönpa)

15:00 – Introduction to Yantra Yoga with Laura Evangelisti (Mandala Hall)

15.00 – Meeting for Lings of Merigar (Veranda)

17:00-18:45 – Khaita (Gönpa)

19:00-19:45 – Practice of the Dance of the Vajra (Gönpa)

19:30 – Opening of photographic exhibition “Lhasa and Beyond” at the Museum of Asian Art and Culture in Arcidosso

Sunday, July 2

8:00-9:00 – Yantra Yoga group practice (Gönpa)

8:00-9:00 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Mandala Hall)

10:00-12:00 –  Explanation and practice of the four applications of presence, with Costantino Albini (Gönpa)

12:00-12:15 – Video on ASIA

15:00 – Explanation of kumbhaka and Sogthig followed by Mandarava practice, with Fabio Andrico (Gönpa)

15:00 – Explanation of Ganapuja, with Igor Legati (Mandala Hall)

17:00-18:45 – Khaita (Gönpa)

19:00 – Cocktail reception at the Yellow House

Monday, July 3

8:00-9:00 – Yantra Yoga group practice (Gönpa)

8:00-9:00 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Mandala Hall)

10:00-12:00 – Explanation on how to sing the Ganapuja, with Adriano Clemente (Gönpa)

12:15-13:00 – Ganapuja for Guru Padmasambhava Day

13:30 – Beach trip

15:00 – Introduction to the Dance of the Vajra with Prima Mai (Mandala Hall)

15:00 – Explanation and practice of the Purification of the Six Lokas

17:00-18:45 – Khaita Tea Party, with dress rehearsal of Khaita performance for the 50th World Congress on Dance Research in Athens organized by the International Dance Council CID (Gönpa)

19:00-19:45 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Gönpa)

Tuesday, July 4

8:00-9:00 – Yantra Yoga group practice (Gönpa)

8:00-9:00 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Mandala Hall)

10:00-12:00 – Training in presence and compassion, with Costantino Albini (Gönpa)

17:00-18:45 – Khaita (Gönpa)

19:00-19:45 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Gönpa)