Santi Maha Sangha Base Level Retreat March 23-30 Program

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Dear Vajra Family,

We are warmly inviting you to the upcoming SMS Base Level Retreat taking place in Dzamling Gar 23rd – 30th of March. This retreat is open to all who have received the transmission of Guru Yoga from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

The suggested donation is 80 euros, but nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.

The detailed schedule is included at the bottom of this message, however it may undergo some small changes.

Apart from the main sessions of our program, there will be an opportunity to collectively practice Yantra Yoga in the morning, Chöd and Vajra Dance in the evening.

Kind regards,
Dzamling Gar Gakyil

 

SMS Base Level Retreat 23rd – 30th of March

Day 1 March 23

10 am – 12 pm – Steven Landsberg
Introduction to the SMS Training
Following the introduction, the practice of the essence of the 6th lojong:
The Four Awareness that turn the mind towards the Teaching

3 – 5 pm – Elio Guarisco
The practice of the 7th lojong:
Training in the state beyond thought by means of pleasure and emptiness

5:15 – 7:15 pm
Practice of Khaita songs and dances

Day 2  March 24

10 am – 12 pm – Fabio Andrico
The practice of the 7th lojong:
Training in the state beyond thought by means of clarity and emptiness

3 – 5 pm – Fabio Andrico
The practice of the 7th lojong:
Training in the state beyond thought through ultimate nature of phenomena

5:15 – 6:50 pm
Practice of Khaita songs and dances

7:00 – 8:30 pm – Steven Landsberg
Explanation of the practice of Chöd

Day 3 March 25

10 am – 12 pm – Stoffelina Verdonk
The way to cultivate the relative Bodhichitta of intention: the Four Immeasurables

3 – 5 pm – Steven Landsberg
The 3 secondary practices for developing meditative stability: equalizing oneself with others; exchanging oneself with others; cherishing others more then oneself

5:15 – 7:15 pm
Practice of Khaita songs and dances

Day 4 March 26

10 am – 12 pm – Igor Berkhin
The two absences of the independent entity: absence of independent entity in the person

3 – 5 pm – Igor Berkhin
The two absences of the independent entity: absence of independent entity in phenomena – the four application of presence

5 pm
Ganapuja on the day of Guru Padmasambhava followed by Khaita

Day 5 March 27

10 am – 12 pm – Lukas Chmelik
How to practice the recitation of the Three Roots: Guru (Padma Thodretsal); Deva (Guru Dragpo or Guru Tragphur); Dakini (Simhamukha):
Refuge, Bodhicitta, 3 sacred principles, visualization and recitation

3 – 5 pm – Mikael Kazaryan
The practice of the recitation of the Three Roots

5:15 – 7:15 pm
Practice of Khaita songs and dances

Day 6 March 28

10am – 12pm – Julia Lawless
The practice of Khorde Rushen: Inner Rushen

3 – 5 pm – Elio Guarisco
The practice of Khorde Rushen: Secret Rushen

5:15 – 7:15 pm
Practice of Khaita songs and dances

Day 7 March 29

10am – 12pm – Alexandr Gomonov
The Seven Semdzins: Semdzin of the White A; Semdzin of the syllable Phat

3 – 5pm – Alexandr Mochalkin
The Seven Semdzins: Semdzin of the Joyous Laughter of the Wrathful Manifestations, Semdzin of the struggle of the Asuras; Semdzin of the letter Ram

5:15 – 7:15 pm
Practice of Khaita songs and dances

Day 8 March 30

10am – 12pm – Igor Legati
The Seven Semdzins: Semdzin of the HUM that chases thoughts; Semdzin of the Song of Vajra.
Dedications, End of the Retreat.