Mandarava & Tsalung Practice Retreat 2019 Webcast

Dear all,

We are very pleased to announce our next closed webcast. To connect please go to:

https://webcast.dzogchen.net/ index.php?id=practicing- together-closed-html5

and login with your username and password.

At the end of the program, there are a few words about the convenience of membership in the International Dzogchen Community from our International Gakyil.

Thank you for your participation

With warm and kind regards from

The Webcast Team

MANDARAVA  & TSALUNG  Practice Retreat 2019

from Dzamling Gar, Tenerife

all times are [gmt+0:00] Canary Islands Time

5th February, Tuesday
10:00 – 11:00      Mandarava practice
11:00 – 12:00      History of the transmission of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s cycle of the Mandarava Teaching.

6th February, Wednesday
10:00 – 11:00      Explanation of the long practice of Mandarava + explanation of the empowerment of chulen and sogthig
11:00 – 12:00       Long Mandarava practice, chulen and sogthig
14:45 – 15:45   Drajyor, pronunciation and word by word explanation of the Mandarava practice text
16:00 – 17:30     Explanation and training in kumbhaka and sogthig; short practice of Mandarava, chulen, and sogthig

7th February, Thursday
10:00 – 11:00     Explanation of the long practice of Mandarava
11:00 – 12:00      Long practice of Mandarava, chulen and sogthig
14:45 – 15:45     Drajyor, pronunciation and word by word explanation of the Mandarava practice text
16:00 – 17:30     Explanation and training in kumbhaka and the Training In Generating the Experience of Pleasure; short practice of Mandarava, sogthig and tsalung

8th February, Friday
10:00 – 11:00     Explanation of the long practice of Mandarava
11:00 – 12:00      Long practice of Mandarava, chulen and sogthig
14:45 – 15:45      Drajyor, pronunciation and word by word explanation of the Mandarava practice text
16:00 – 17:30      Explanation and training of the Stabilizing and Enhancing the Experience of Pleasure; short practice of Mandarava, sogthig and tsalung

9th February, Saturday
10:00 – 11:00     Explanation of the long practice of Mandarava
11:00 – 12:00      Long practice of Mandarava, chulen and sogthig
14:45 – 15:45      Drajyor, pronunciation and word by word explanation of the Mandarava practice text
16:00 – 17:30      Explanation and training of the Stabilizing and Enhancing the Experience of Pleasure; short practice of Mandarava, sogthig and tsalung

10th February, Sunday
10:00 – 12:00     Explanation of the Training in the Experience of Heat Through the Fire of Wisdom that Eliminate Negativities and Suffering; followed by long practice of Mandarava, chulen, sogthig, and tsalung
14:45 – 15:45      Drajyor, pronunciation and word by word explanation of the Mandarava practice text
16:00 – 17:30       Training in the Fire of Wisdom that Eliminates Negativities and Suffering; short practice of Mandarava, sogthig and tsalung

11th February, Monday
10:00 – 12:00      Explanation and Training in Rapidly Generating Heat through the Visualization of Channels (the Hum of Inner Heat);
Long practice of Mandarava, chulen, sothig, and tsalung
14:45 – 15:45      Drajyor, pronunciation and word by word explanation of the Mandarava practice text
16:00 – 17:30       Training in the Hum of Inner Heat;
Short practice of Mandarava, sogthig, and tsalung

12th February, Tuesday
10:00 – 12:00       Explanation and Training in the Absorption of the Four Thigles; long practice of Mandarava, chulen sogthig, and tsalung
14:45 – 15:45     Drajyor, pronunciation and word by word explanation of the Mandarava practice text
16:00 – 17:30       Training in the Absorption of the Four Thigles; short practice of Mandarava, sogthig and tsalung

13th February, Wednesday
10:00 – 12:00      Explanation and Training to Develop Inner Heat Forcefully Through the Method of Breathing; long practice of Mandarava, chulen, sogthig and tsalung
16:00 – 17:30      Training to Develop Inner Heat Forcefully Through the Method of Breathing; short practice of Mandarava, sogthig and tsalung

14th February, Thursday
10:00 – 12:00     Explanation and Training in the Yoga of the Clothing of Inner Heat; long practice of Mandarava, chulen, sogthig and tsalung.
16:00 – 17:30     Training of the Yoga of the Clothing of Inner Heat; short practice of Mandarava, sogthig and tsalung

15th February, Friday
10:00 – 12:00      Explanation and Training of the Yoga of the Food of Contemplation;
Long practice of Mandarava with Ganapuja and Vajra Dance, Chulen Sogthig and Tsalung
16:00 – 17:30      Training of the Yoga of the Food of Contemplation; short practice of Mandarava, Sogthig and Tsalung

16th February, Saturday
10:00 – 12:00      Explanation and Training of the Method to Balance the Wind Element;
Long practice of Mandarava, chulen, sogthig and tsalung
16:00 – 17:30     Training of the Method to Balance the Wind Element; short practice of Mandarava, sogthig and tsalung

17th February, Sunday
10:00 – 12:00     Explanation and Training in the Method for the Attainment of Immortal Vajra Life; long practice of Mandarava, chulen, sogthig and tsalung
16:00 – 17:30     Training in the Method for the Attainment of Immortal Vajra Life; short practice of Mandarava and tsalung

18th February, Monday
10:00 – 12:00     Long Practice of Mandarava, chulen, sogthig and practice of all tsalung
16:00 – 17:30     Clarifications on the Practices of the Tsalung of Mandarava

19th February, Tuesday
3:00      Anniversary of Garab Dorje (using that practice as Guruyoga)
10:00 – 12:00    Extended Long Practice of Mandarava, chulen and sogthig and Dance of the Vajra

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Please contact your local Gar or Ling to renew your membership for the current year!

It’s easy to mistake official membership in The International Dzogchen Community as something separate from the View, Meditation, and Behavior of a Spiritual Teaching like Dzogchen itself; after all, many students are attracted to Rinpoche because he offers something so direct and close to the essence, free from the limitations of conventional institutions that often seem to dilute people’s access to The Dharma in so many societies around the world. Seeing Membership as this “thing” apart from what our Teacher transmits makes it appear like an unnecessary formal obligation, a burden imposed by just another bureaucracy going in the opposite direction of what the Teaching is all about, right?
Actually, wrong. The Membership is actually a fully integrated part of the View, Meditation, and Behavior of what Rinpoche has dedicated his life to upholding in the best way possible. Seeing ourselves as an interdependent part of the greater whole, our Sangha, is a perfect manifestation of that reality. Membership is our personal contribution—participating with our body, speech, and mind—to the continuation of the Teaching. It’s not a number, or a passport, or a card, that lets us do stuff like Yantra Yoga, Vajra Dance, Khaita or other courses, or Retreats with Rinpoche (of course many of those are now offered on the donation basis of Generosity). It’s how we support Rinpoche’s vision for the world he has created, and how we become active participants and co-creators building that world. Do we want that world to continue to thrive and grow, develop and support itself into the future? Membership is an expression of that aspiration. Everybody everywhere is conditioned by their own situation, and prefers to do different secondary practices at different times, but the practice of Guru Yoga is truly what we all share all the time. Similarly, everybody contributes to The Community in their own unique ways, big and small, in whatever works for them in their own circumstances, but Membership is what we can all do to uphold what Rinpoche has given to our lives. And allow others to receive that benefit. Never forcing.
Renewing and maintaining our Membership is a function of our correct understanding of The View, Meditation, and Behavior of Rinpoche’s Teaching. We are individual students who make up The Sangha of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and this is a concrete expression our knowledge and our commitment.
Thank You for Your Participation

With love,

Your International Gakyil

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