Summer retreat 2018: Life, Death and Rebirth – A Buddhist Perspective

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

July 28 - August 4, 2018

Date and Time Details: Saturday, July 28th through Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Location: Ripa International Center

Address: Hilfligweg 10
CH - 3172 Niederwangen (Bern)
Switzerland

Program Contact: Begona.
Email: info@ripa-international.com.
Phone: + 41 (0) 31 984 0355.

Module 1 : 28th July – 4th August     

Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective

Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

Module 2 : 4th – 10th August             Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days)

With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche

Module 3 :  10th – 18th August           Hayagriva Drupchö (7 days)

Led by Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Rinpoche, in the presence of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

 

Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective

Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

During this week of teachings, Rinpoche will describe the process of death and the various stages of the Bardo, and will give practical advice on how to best prepare for our own death as well as how to best accompany the dying.

According to the Buddhist notions of impermanence and change, death is a part of the natural process of birth, old-age, death and rebirth; it is not considered to be the end of life, but merely the demise of the body we inhabit. Our mind stream remains and seeks out – through the craving of attachment –  a new body, a new life. What that new life will be is determined by our past actions…

Provided that we have familiarized ourselves with the true nature of our mind through meditative practice, the moment of death is a great opportunity to recognize our inherent clear light and merge with it, hence attaining liberation.

Arrival of participants on Saturday, 28th July at 4 pm

3rd August                     Shitro Puja: 100 peaceful and wrathful deities puja

With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche

Shitro refers to the 42 peaceful and 58 wrathful deities. From an absolute point of view, these lie within our mind stream. By familiarizing ourselves with them through the practice of the Shitro puja, it becomes easier to recognize them at the moment of death, and to seize this opportunity to merge with our Buddha nature.

4th August                     Shitro Empowerment

With His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and Dungsey Lhuntrul Rinpoche

Receiving the Shitro empowerment purifies broken Samayas (practice commitments) and helps one go through the Bardo stages without fear and in full trust of recognizing the 100 peaceful and wrathful deities. It is said that even hearing the name of the 100 deities closes the door to rebirth in lower realms.

Tertön Karma Lingpa discovered the Shitro terma which is widely practiced by the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Lingdro dances, with the Swiss Tibetan Lingdro group

Programme ends on Thursday 2 August at 5 pm or on Saturday 4 August at 6 pm

Teachings open to all – Shitro days: having taken refuge

Possibility to attend on Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th August (2 days) or to attend on 3 August or 4 August (1 day) separately from the rest of the programme. No staying overnight possible for these two days.

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR MODULE 1 (Bardo Teachings)

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DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE WHOLE RETREAT OR ANY MODULES

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More info: info@ripa-international.com

 

About the Teacher

Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche was born in India in 1970, the tenth day of the sixth month of the year of the Earth Monkey, on the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth. He is the son and spiritual heir of His … More

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