06 a 29
January
All Day

R. dos Agrimensores, 1461

Cotia, São Paulo Brasil
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Ngondro Retreat


In January, Lama Tsering will give teachings on Ngöndro, the preliminary practices of Vajrayana Buddhism.

It is said that learning the Ngöndro is akin to learning the alphabet, for although these practices are called "preliminary" they are never abandoned by the practitioner, and are applied throughout the spiritual path, all the way to enlightenment.

This method, if diligently applied, purifies obscurations and negative karma, creating conditions for the practitioner to receive higher teachings - such as those of the Great Perfection. For this reason, this retreat is recommended to all those who wish to commit and dedicate themselves intensely to the spiritual path.

Planned Program

Guru Rinpoche's initiation
January 8

Teachings:
January 6-7
January 9-15
January 20-22
January 27-29

(themes in the table below)

Anticipated schedule (may change)

January 6-7
The four thoughts that transform the mind

January 8 at 14h30
Guru Rinpoche Empowerment

The teachings below can only be attended by those who have Guru Rinpoche's initiation.

January 9-15
Refuge, Bodhichitta, prostrations and mandala offering

January 20-22
Vajrasattva

January 27-29
Guru Yoga

If you wish to attend in person, lodging will be available and Odsal Ling will provide meals.

Those doing the retreat for the first time should do it in its entirety. Those who have done the retreat before may choose blocks of teachings to participate in.

It is possible to do the retreat as follows:
1. Only in person
2. Online only with in-person empowerment
3. Online only without empowerment (if you have already received empowerment from Guru Rinpoche)
4. Hybrid retreat (more information coming soon)

Registration will be open soon and there will be more information!

Those doing the retreat for the first time should do it in its entirety. Those who have done the retreat before may choose blocks of teachings to participate in.

It is possible to do the retreat as follows:
1. Only in person
2. Online only with in-person empowerment
3. Online only without empowerment (if you have already received empowerment from Guru Rinpoche)
4. Hybrid retreat (more information coming soon)

Registration will be open soon and there will be more information!

The teachings will be given in English and translated consecutively into Portuguese.

Do I need to have any empowerment to participate?

Yes, as of January 9th it is necessary to have Guru Rinpoche's empowerment.

 

Can anyone participate online?

Yes, as long as you have empowerment of Guru Rinpoche.

 

Can I stay at the Temple?

Yes, if there are vacancies.

 

I can't participate every day, can I sign up?

Yes, if you have already attended the retreat before. Those who are doing it for the first time should participate in all the teachings, and those who have not received the empowerment should receive it.

 

I have dietary restrictions, is it possible to adapt the Temple meals to them?

Odsal Ling Temple offers meat and ovolactovegetarian meals. We cannot guarantee to have the right foods for other restrictions.

Details

Start:
06/01/2023
End:
29/01/2023
Event Categories:
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Organizer:
Odsal Ling
Phone:
11 4703-4099
Email:
eventos@odsalling.org

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