Open to Rigpa Students who are familiar with the practice of Ngöndro
This retreat offers the opportunity to enter into a group retreat and focus on the practice of Ngöndro, in the stillness and peace of Dzogchen Beara’s secluded long-term retreat facility – Longchen. In this environment, it is possible to enter deeply into practice, with plenty of time to study and accumulate the Ngöndro, which then helps to stabilise the insights and benefit that practice brings.
The Tibetan word for retreat is ‘tsam’, meaning ‘limit’, or to make a ‘boundary’ between ourselves and the ordinary activities of worldly life, in order to focus one-pointedly on practice.
In retreat, with a vast motivation, we enter into the right environment, practice in formal sessions, and then integrate during the breaks – ‘informal practice’. As Sogyal Rinpoche said in a recent teaching, these three components are what will enable us to then bring the practice into our daily lives.
In this Ngöndro Retreat, retreatants meet together for group practice early in the morning and open the Ngöndro. The rest of the day is mainly devoted to individual practice where retreatants spend their time focussing on whichever practice they are accumulating. In the evenings the group meets again for a brief Tendrel Nyesel practice. There is silence all morning, and again in the evenings.
Each retreatant has a large single room with glorious and spacious views over the ocean, full catering is provided, There is ongoing support from the Retreat Manager to help you make the most of your retreat. All meals are provided, your laundry is done for you, and everything is set up so you can devote your entire day to practice.
1 month option: 18 April to 24 May €1,850*
Includes Retreat Fee, Accommodation (a large single room with glorious views over the ocean), Catering and Daily Tsok Offerings
*Please note: should conversion rates change, the equivalent of the fee in euros must be paid.
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