Recording Webcast – Mandarava Chüdlen Retreat 2013

Continuation of Rinpoche’s Teachings recordings webcast

Dear members of the Dzogchen Community,

We are happy to announce the continuation of the webcast of Rinpoche’s recorded teachings.

The next teaching that we are going to stream is the Mandarava Chüdlen Retreat that Rinpoche gave on December 5-9, 2013.

Here is the link to watch the Teaching record.

Soon we will also add translations for that Teaching on the same page. We will announce it.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu received the teaching of the Practice of Mandarava while doing a retreat with students at Maratika, the famous place sacred to Padmasambhava and Mandarava.

“The Chüdlen we are doing is connected to a Long Life Practice. In general, Long Life Practice is useful for strengthening one’s protective energy. This is important in all senses. To be able to have some realization through certain practices, first of all, one needs to be healthy and free from physical problems. Even if you are not dedicating yourself only to the practice you need to live well in daily life and you only live well when you do not have problems, that is when your energy is perfect and especially when your protective energy is healthy. If your energy has some weak points it needs to be reinforced, so we have to know how to do that. This is one of the principles of the Long Life Practice. Many people think that the Long Life Practice is a kind of prayer, just to receive a kind of blessing, but it’s not like that. This practice means working with oneself, using visualization, mantras, and Chüdlen pills.” 

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu – from an Oral Commentary given at Merigar, August 1986

Retreat Program:

December 5
5 – 7 pm Giving introduction about the retreat teaching and practice of chüdlen.

December 6 
10 – 12 am 
Giving Donwang of Mandarava and instruction about the practice.
5 – 6:30 pm We do the practice of Mandarava intensively with chüdlen.

December 7
10 – 12 am 
Giving the instruction of Srogthig Tsalung of Mandarava and doing the short practice of Mandarava.
5 – 6:30 pm We do the practice of Mandarava intensively with chüdlen.

December 8
10 – 12 am 
Giving the instruction on how to apply the practice of Mandarava more short way and doing the short practice of Mandarava.
5 – 6:30 pm 
We do the practice of Mandarava intensively with chüdlen.
6.30 pm -7:30 pm 
Dzamling Gar Lottery.
7:30 pm Celebration of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s birthday and Tibetan Modern Dances

Retreat Materials:

Dear members,

Shang Shung Publications has many materials related to the Mandarava Teaching – you can find them by clicking the button below


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With love,

Webcast Team and the International Gakyil

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