March 23 -24, 2013
March 23 -24, 2013
Two days retreat on Buddhist view and meditation.
Led by Khenpo Ngawang Woser and Melitis Kwong
“In Buddhism, the view is essential for both theory and practice. All the various Buddhist schools and paths have been established based on the right view.
And the result of the Buddhist path–enlightenment–is none other than the complete understanding and realization of the view. Meditation and action will not bear fruit unless one has established the view.”
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: teaching on Madhaymakavtara.
This two day retreat provides an opportunity for participants to explore, contemplate and challenge our view in order to establish a path that allows us to work skillfully with the positive potentials and negative energies of one's mind; to achieve a wakeful, peaceful state of well being.
There will be dharma talks, discussion and guided sitting and walking meditation during the retreat. The program includes silent reflection periods and personal interviews with the facilitators.
Beginners and experienced meditators/practitioners are all welcome to participate in these two full days of retreat.
Retreat begins at 7am on Saturday and concludes on Sunday at 8:30pm. We recommend participants arrive by Friday afternoon.
Khenpo Ngawang Woser
Khenpo was born in eastern Tibet in 1972. After becoming a monk at the age of 15, he left Tibet for India, in 1988. Khenpo began studying Buddhist philosophy, in 1998 he became a lecturer, and in 2000 became a Khenpo. From 1998 until 2001, he taught Buddhist philosophy at Dzongsar Institute in Bir. In 2004, he received another Khenpo degree from HH the Dalhi Lhama. The University of Vienna invited Khenpo to teach for two semesters in 2011, where he continues to be a visiting professor. Khenpo has been a resident teacher at the Deer Park Institute since 2011.
Melitis Kwong was born in Hong Kong and has lived most of her life in Canada and the US. Melitis met Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 1985 and has been studying and practicing under his guidance since then. She has completed a 3-year traditional Buddhist retreat in Dordogne, France. Melitis has been authorized as a Dharma instructor by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. She is currently residing in Bir as part of the Deer Park faculty and program coordination team.
9:45-11:45am: Dharma talk with tea break.
12:00 noon: Lunch
1:00-1:30am: personal time
1:30am-2:00pm: personal interview with teachers (optional)
2:45pm- 3:45pm: Dharma talk
3:45pm: tea break
4:15-5:30pm: Dharma talk and discussion
7:30pm-8:15pm: meditation and prayers