This retreat is open to everyone. This is a wonderful opportunity to be with Rinpoche and receive his priceless teachings. The 2020 retreat program is similar to the 2018 retreat where Rinpoche’s students from Europe, North and South America and Asia came together and shared memorable moments.
The 2020 program will focus on Shamatha and on Medicine Buddha. There will be practices, empowerment, pujas, visit to the Padmaja Sangye cave, opportunity in the evenings to witness the monks debate at the monastery, and some free time to rest and explore.
The retreat is in Bylakuppe. Since it is a restricted area, it is required to get a special entry permit called Protected Area Permit (PAP). Rinpoche will arrange to get the permit for the group, but we will need your information by October 4th.
Rinpoche’s residence is near Sera Mey monastery. The lodging for the retreat is at the Sera Mey’s Guest House which is walking distance to Rinpoche’s meditation center. The accommodations are simple and pleasant. The Guest House will prepare the meals for the group. The meals will be vegetarian Indian and Tibetan cuisines adapted to the Westerners palate.
Registration includes all teachings, pujas, trip to the cave, accommodations and meals at the Sera Mey Guest House, transportation to / from Sera Mey and Bangalore on Jan. 11 and Jan. 23, hotel in Bangalore in shared room before and after Sera Mey, and transportation on Jan. 9 from the airport to the hotel and on Jan. 24 from the hotel to the airport.
It is required a $550 UDS deposit by October 4th and the remaining balance before the retreat starts. (update)