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Nalandabodhi Seattle

Nalandabodhi Seattle is part of the international Nalandabodhi organization created by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Nalandabodhi’s intention is to support Rinpoche’s students in the 21st century with their study of Buddhist philosophy and the practice of meditation.


Winter Retreat 2018 for Seattle Nalandabodhi Sangha

December 21–26, 2018

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Sangha members are invited to join us for the annual Nalandabodhi Seattle Winter Retreat. This retreat is an opportunity to deepen your practice and accumulate merit during the darkest days of the year. Except for chanting and individual practices, the morning sessions will be in silence.

Sangha members are invited to join us for a Guru Rinpoche feast on Saturday, 22 December 2018 at 6:45 PM. If you would like to umdze or help with the Guru Rinpoche Feast preparations, please contact Karen Wallace wallace.karen.l@att.net.

We will be be watching Ponlop Rinpoche’s teachings Mind Beyond Death during our DVD viewing session at 2pm on Sunday, 23–26 December 2018.

Schedule

F, 12/21

7:00–8:30pm

Aspiration of Samatabhadra (and other chants)

Sa, 12/22

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–4:00pm

Chenrezig and Perfect Purity Practice

4:00–6:45pm

GR Feast Prep: Tsok/Torma making, Shrine set up, Dinner Break

6:45–10:00pm

Guru Rinpoche Feast (open to all NB members)
Please register here [check your email for the password].

Su, 12/23

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–3:30pm

DPR DVD (TBD)

3:30–4:00pm

Tea Break

4:00–5:30pm

Training the Mind: Relative & Ultimate Bodhicitta (Guided 4 Immeasurables practice and KTGR’s Perfect Purities)

5:30–7:00pm

Dinner Break

7:00–8:30pm

Nalandabodhi Tara Practice (open to all NB members)

M, 12/24

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–3:30pm

DPR DVD (TBD)

Tu, 12/25

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–3:30pm

DPR DVD (TBD)

3:30–4:00pm

Tea Break

4:00–5:30pm

Training the Mind: Relative & Ultimate Bodhicitta (Guided 4 Immeasurables practice and KTGR’s Perfect Purities)

W, 12/26

6:00–8:00am

Sitatārā Practice [restricted]

8:00–8:30am

Tea Break/Breakfast

8:30–9:30am

Opening Chants & Shamatha (or other silent meditation)

9:30–10:00am

Tea Break

10:00am–12:00noon

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

12:00–2:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00–3:30pm

DPR DVD (TBD)

3:30–4:00pm

Tea Break

4:00–6:00pm

Breakout Practice Session (Shamatha/silent meditation, Ngöndro [restricted], Vajrasattva [restricted])

6:00–7:00pm

Dinner Break

7:00–8:30pm

Nalandabodhi Tara Practice (open to all NB members)

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