Invitation to the Sangha Retreat Vienna 2017

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Dear Vajra Family,

We cordially invite you to the Sangha Retreat Vienna 2017!

We wish to meet in honor of our teacher Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and deepen our understanding and capacity together, showing the strengths of the community of his students. With heartfelt gratitude for Rinpoche’s trireless teaching activity for the benefit of all beings!

As we need to rent a new – beautiful and suitable – retreat venue, we need to know how many people would like to participate. If you plan to come and have not yet registered for the alternative event, please do so by Sunday July 23rd by sending a message to wien@dzogchen.at. Thank you!

Looking forward to welcome you in Vienna!

Pre-Retreat Program

Thursday 27th – Anniversary of Dharmachakra Ganapuja
Doors open at 19:00
Ganapuja starts at 19:30
After we dance Khaita
Venue: Shambhala Tai Chi Zentrum, Bennogasse 8A, 1080 Wien
(U6 Station “Josefstädterstrasse” or Tram 2, 5 or 33 station “Albertgasse”)

Friday July 28th
11:00 – 11:30 A little tour of Sambrubling Vienna with Alex Jiresch
Last year we bought a place and we are currently finishing its renovation. We would love to show you around. If you are interested please come to: Wichtelgasse 12, 1160 Wien (U3 Station „Ottakring“ or Tram 46 Station “Schuhmeiergasse” )

Sangha Retreat Vienna 2017

Friday July 28th
Doors open at 15:00
16:00 – 18:00 Introductory talk: The three paths of liberation with Oliver Leick
18:30 – 19:30 Khaita with Lenka Tschernobay & Elisha Koppensteiner
20:00 – 21:30  Vajra Dance Practice with Lenka Tschernobay & Elisha Koppensteiner

Saturday July 29th
8:30 – 9:30 Parallel Sessions: Yantra Yoga Practice with Honza Dolensky/ Mandarava Practice
10:00 – 12:00 The Principle of Mindful Presence with Elio Guarisco
14:00 – 14:45 Presentation of Vajra Dance
15:00 – 15:45 Presentation of Yantra Yoga
16:00 – 18:00 Ancient wisdom in modern times: how to work with one’s emotions with Lukas Chmelik
18:30 – 19:30 Khaita
20:00 – 21:30 Vajra Dance Practice

Sunday July 30th
8:30 – 9:30 Parallel Sessions: Yantra Yoga Practice / Mandarava Practice
10:00 – 12:00 The Essence of Meditation with Elio Guarisco
14:00 – 15:00 Explanation of the World Wide Guru Yoga Transmisstion by Oliver Leick
15:30 – 16:30 Explanation of the short Ganapuja by Lukas Chmelik
17:00 Short Ganapuja
After: Khaita
Venue: Shambhala Tai Chi Centre (may change!), Bennogasse 8A, 1080 Wien

With warm greetings,
your organizing Team