Danakosha Sweden has the great joy to once again welcome Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche (http://tdr.bio) to Stockholm.
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche has very kindly agreed to give a teaching on Jigme Lingpa's commentary on Vimalamitra's pith instructions "Seven Point Mind Training".
Now avaliable in english translation under the name "Steps to the Great Perfection" which is mind-training instructions in the Dzogchen tradition.
Jigme Lingpa says that through this teaching you can practice all nine yanas on the same cushion. It displays the key points of all the yanas, as well as how to follow the teacher. Therefore this teaching is very suitable for everyone from beginners to those with high realization. This teaching focuses on methods of meditation.
Jigme Lingpa's short biography
Jigme Lingpa is one of the most important figures in the Nyingma lineage. He was born in 1729 or 1730 in the Yarlung Valley of Tibet. At the age of six he entered the Pelri Osel Tekchenling monastery. Although he first had little interest in monastic pursuits, things changed at the age of thirteen, when Jigme Lingpa began his training in earnest, studying key Nyingma scriptures, treasure cycles and Indian Buddhist classics and received several important transmissions.
At the age of twenty-eight Jigme Lingpa entered a three-year retreat, where he experienced a vision where a wisdom dakini bestowed on him the Longchen Nyingthig treasure cycle. He kept the treasure secret until having a series of visions of Longchenpa in another three-year retreat. When he emerged from retreat he established a hermitage in Chonggye where he ultimately began to transmit the Longchen Nyingthig.
Jigme Lingpa also later oversaw the printing of his edition of the Nyingma Gyubum, a compilation of all Nyingma tantra, in twenty-eight volumes.
The program is set in a retreat style with participants living and and eating together during the course. All participants will share in the daily activities of cooking and cleaning.
The food will be three meals of vegetarian food. Please let us know in your application any food allergies etc. Alcohol is not allowed on the site.
Time: The course starts on 28/4 in the morning and participants are expected to arrive on the 27/4 in the afternoon/evening. It ends 2/5 in the afternoon.
Place: Skatboet, Korpholmsvägen 18, Värmdö (get here by bus from Stockholm Slussen, parking is very limited at the site)
Course fee: 2900 SEK including food, accommodation and course fee.
Donations to the teacher can be given at the end of the course according to personal preference.
This event is arranged by volunteers and is non-profit for the organizers. Teachings will be given in english.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31/3. Vists the website: http://www.danakosha.se
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