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                    [post_content] => There is an ongoing practice for students of all levels, newcomers and long time students alike, at the Ripa International Center. The practice is led by Amrit Wagner, an approved meditation instructor under the guidance of Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. For more information on the weekly Shiné sittings, please contact: info@ripa-international.com
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Viewing and sale of the photographs by appointment: Phone +41 (0)31 984 03 55

Forty five photographs extracted from his latest photography book, "Half a century in the Himalaya"

The proceeds of the photograph sales will support the actions of Matthieu's humanitarian organization Karuna Shechen as well as the activities of the Buddhist organization, Ripa International Center.

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer. He first visited India in 1967 where he met great spiritual masters from Tibet. After completing his Ph.D. degree in cell genetics in 1972, he moved to the Himalayan region where he has been living for the past 45 years.

 
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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.

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It offers participants the unique opportunity to focus the body, speech and mind on spiritual activity, the source of merit and achievement on the path to enlightenment. Through the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö, practitioners invite the healing energy of the wisdom deity and her Mandala. This ritual allows practitioners to create a space where one can dissolve all mental disturbances in order to reveal their inherent quality of creativity and joy. Arrival of participants on August 4th August at 5 pm Programme ends on Friday, 10th August after lunch Requirements: having taken refuge in the Three Jewels and having received at least one empowerment of the Ripa Lineage DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM: Summer retreat_2018_ALL_EN More info: info@ripa-international.com       [post_title] => Summer retreat 2018: Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => summer-retreat-2018-taksham-yeshe-tsogyal-drupcho-5-days [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-06-15 14:11:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-06-15 14:11:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8316 [menu_order] => 20180804 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8317 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 15:07:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 15:07:09 [post_content] => Summer retreat 2018 :  28th July – 18th August  Module 1 : 28th July - 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with 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 *** 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 Hayagriva is the main Yidam of the Ripa lineage. A wrathful manifestation of Chenrezig, it belongs to the Padma family and it is recognized for its powerful magnetizing activity. Participating in a Hayagriva Drupchö helps dispel obstacles and heal Naga-provoked sicknesses, such as skin ailments. Guru Padmasambava received this teaching from the great Indian Mahasiddha Nagarjuna and transmitted it to the King Trisong Deutsen of Tibet in the 8th century, as well as to his twenty-five disciples. At that time, the teaching was concealed in a rock located in Gawalung, in Pemakö as a Terma teaching. The mind of Arya Tsale, one of Guru Rinpoche’s main disciples, was blessed as the main recipient of this Terma teaching. Taksham Nüden Dorje, a reincarnation of Arya Tsale, discovered the Terma in 1688, and accomplished its essence through intensive practice. Choje Lingpa and Thutop Lingpa, Tertöns themselves, received the practice from Taksham Nüden Dorje; the practice has been transmitted in an uninterrupted manner until the present day, through His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche. Arrival of participants on August 10th at 4 pm Programme ends on Saturday, 18th August at 6 pm Requirements: be a member of the Ripa Sangha DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM: Summer retreat_2018_ALL_EN More info: info@ripa-international.com   [post_title] => Summer retreat 2018: Hayagriva Drupchö (7 days) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => summer-retreat-2018-hayagriva-drupcho-7-days-o [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-06-15 14:13:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-06-15 14:13:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://ripa-international.com/?post_type=program&p=8317 [menu_order] => 20180810 [post_type] => program [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8382 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2018-01-22 18:16:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-22 18:16:09 [post_content] => Save the dates! 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Learn to meditate – Shamata (Shiné)

With Amrit Wagner

Open Dates
The Ripa International Center (RIC)

“The only way to know mind and to attain wisdom is through meditation. In repose, in space, in silent time, answers can come. Wisdom and insight wash away problems. Transformation occurs in stillness. Through the practice of mindfulness, the elementary harmony that creates wind horse – the Tibetan expression for positive energy – is created. Relaxation will then translate into everyday life and bring benefits. Internal change will bring external change. When we are clear and equipped with insight, we are in a place to help others. It is by developing wisdom and compassion that we are able to be of the greatest assistance to others…. compassion heals.”
– Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche More

Matthieu Ricard’s photograph exhibition: “Half a century in the Himalaya”

With Matthieu Ricard

May 8 - August 26, 2018

On going exhibition till 26 August 2018 Viewing and sale of the photographs by appointment: Phone +41 (0)31 984 03 55 Forty five photographs extracted from his latest photography book, “Half a century in the Himalaya” The proceeds of the … More

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

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

July 28 - August 4, 2018
Ripa International Center

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 … More

Summer retreat 2018: Taksham Yeshe Tsogyal Drupchö (5 days)

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

August 4 - 10, 2018
Ripa International Center

Summer retreat 2018 :  28th July – 18th August  Module 1 : 28th July – 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Module 2 : 4th … More

Summer retreat 2018: Hayagriva Drupchö (7 days)

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

August 10 - 18, 2018
Ripa International Center

Summer retreat 2018 :  28th July – 18th August  Module 1 : 28th July – 2nd August      Life, death and rebirth: a Buddhist perspective Based on the traditional Tibetan teachings of the Bardo Thödol with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche Module 2 : 4th … More

Winter Retreat 2018 -2019 with Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

With Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche

December 27, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Ripa International Center

Save the dates! December 27th, 2018 – January 2nd 2019. Winter Retreat in full silence, topic to be confirmed once Rinpoche leaves his full year retreat.