Dorje Drollo Retreat Sep 01-03 and Oct 14-21

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Dorje Drollo Retreat Sep 01-03 and Oct 14-21

Post by pagmotrupa » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:47 pm

Event : Dorje Drollo Retreat
Date : September 1-3
Venue : Zuni Mountain Stupa
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Event : Dorje Drollo Retreat
Date : October 14 5:00pm to 21 8:00am
Venue :Venue : Chalet LANA, Evolène, Valais, Switzerland
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Ösel Khandro Duwi Ling, "The Gathering Place of the Dakinis," is located 17 miles south of Grants, New Mexico, in the Zuni Mountains. This small, simple, and remote retreat center of Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche is at an altitude of just under 8,000 feet. It is situated in a grassy meadow surrounded by a vibrant Ponderosa pine forest—a place of peace and solitude, yet full of power and promise. Days are warm and pleasant; nights are cool. It is accessible via a well-maintained and easily drivable dirt road.

The retreat land is located 20 miles southwest of Grants, NM, off I-40. The nearest airport is Albuquerque, 70 miles east of Grants on I-40. If coming from the west, Grants is 70 miles east of Gallup, NM. Due to weather conditions at this altitude, the retreat land is open only between May and early October. Because the stupa is situated on private land, visits must be arranged by appointment

Ceremonies and retreats are held in the stupa’s shrine room. At this point in the development of the retreat land, the facilities are simple but very pleasant. Retreatants should be prepared to camp (bring all your own gear) in a designated pine-forest camping area; there are also various motels in Grants, 20 miles away by a good road. The retreat land has a small sangha kitchen where wholesome and delicious food is served during retreats, as well as a bathhouse and toilets. There are no telephones (but there is some cell-phone reception).

Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche holds many lineages, including the Pema Lingpa lineage, the Dzogchen lineage of the Namchoe tradition, the Longchen Nyingthig, and the Chetsung Nyingthig. He received the Rinchen Terzod and many other teachings from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. He studied at Mindroling, the great Nyingma center of learning in central Tibet, but fled Tibet to Bhutan in 1959 during the Chinese Bhaka Tulku Rinpocheoccupation. He studied at the school for young Tulkus in Dalhousie, India and served H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche for a number of years. He has also received many teachings from other great masters including H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dodrup Chen Rinpoche. He has since done much translation work for westerners and has served H.H. Penor Rinpoche, the current head of the Nyingma School, and H.H. Chatral Rinpoche, the great Dzogchen master. Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche's teaching and practice activities have taken him to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Taiwan and the United States over the past 10 years.

Rigdzin Namkha Gyatso Rinpoche was born in december 1967 in Dza-Chu-Kha in the province of Kham, Tibet. His father Thupten Sherab, and his mother Dawa Sherab called him Drupa Tharchin. Both his father and grandfather were ngagkpas, and before he died, his father told him to be particularly careful, since he represents the 18th generation of this yogic lineage. Therefore, since his early childhood, he has been involved in activities related to the Holy Dharma.

Chalet LANA is very comfortable, the rooms are with 2, 3 or 4 beds and equipped with shower and bathroom WC

By car (from Geneva airport):
Highway A1 in the direction of Lausanne / in Lausanne follow highway A9/E62 in the direction of Vevey-Montreux-Martigny-Sion / exit highway Sion-est / then follow Val d’Hérens-Evolène / Once arrived in Evolene, do not enter the village centre but turn around the village and follow “les Haudères” / then at the end of the village turn right at the sign “camping” / then follow the direction of camping and turn left at the sign chalet La Niva / Lana.

By train and bus:
Take the train to “Sion (Valais)” station, then take a bus from Sion poste/gare until Evolène, poste . Once in Evolène, follow the little path down in the direction of the chalet la Niva / Lana .Train and bus time departures:" onclick=";return false; Choose for arrival destination

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