Elias Capriles (Dzogchen Community, SMS) in Warsaw, September 20-27

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Elias Capriles (Dzogchen Community, SMS) in Warsaw, September 20-27

Post by treehuggingoctopus » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:33 pm

We are happy to invite everyone who has received the transmission of the state of Guruyoga from our Teacher, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, to a Base level Santi Maha Sangha retreat hosted by the Dzogchen Community of Namdagling, Warsaw. The retreat will be led by Elias Capriles, a Venezuelan Santi Maha Sangha instructor who has practiced Vajrayana since the mid 1970s (a recent interview with Elias in The Mirror can be read here: http://melong.com/interview-elias-capriles/)

The schedule of the retreat as follows:

September 20th (Wednesday) – 17.00-18.30 SMS session (Namdagling gompa, Drużynowa 3 street, apartment 1A )
September 20th (Wednesday) – 19.30 new moon ganapuja (gompa)

September 21st (Thursday) – 17.00-18.30 SMS session (gompa)
September 21st (Thursday) – 18.45-20.15 SMS session (gompa)

September 22nd (Friday) – 17.00-18.30 SMS session (gompa)
September 22nd (Friday) – 18.45-20.15 SMS session (gompa)

September 23rd (Saturday) – 10.30-12.00 questions-and-answers session (gompa)
September 23rd (Saturday) – 12.30-14.00 questions-and-answers session (gompa)
September 23rd (Saturday) – 15.30-17.00 questions-and-answers session (gompa)
September 23rd (Saturday) – 17.30-19.00 questions-and-answers session (gompa)

(Questions can be asked there and then but we recommend that you write them down – in English – and hand them to the retreat’s organisers before the Saturday sessions start.)

September 24th (Sunday) – 10.30-12.00 open lecture (which can be attended by those who have not received the transmission from the Master): the Base, Path and Fruit in Sutrayana (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku, ul. Solec 24)
September 24th (Sunday) – 12.30-14.00 open lecture (which can be attended by those who have not received the transmission from the Master): the Base, Path and Fruit in Vajrayana (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku)
September 24th (Sunday) – 15.30-17.00 open lecture (which can be attended by those who have not received the transmission from the Master): Transpersonal Psychology and the View of Dzogchen (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku)
September 24th (Sunday) – 18.00-20.00 open meeting (which can be attended by those who have not received the transmission from the Master): brief presentation of the Dzogchen Community in general and the Santi Maha Sangha training in particular (our gompa, most likely; we are not quite sure yet)

September 25th (Monday) – 17.00-18.30 SMS session (gompa)
September 25th (Monday) – 18.45-20.15 SMS session (gompa)

September 26th (Tuesday) – 17.00-18.30 SMS session (gompa)
September 26th (Tuesday) – 18.45-20.15 session SMS (gompa)

September 27th (Wednesday) – 17.00-18.30 SMS session (gompa)
September 27th (Wednesday) – 19.30 post-retreat puja followed by an afterparty (gompa)

The Warsaw gompa is here:

https://www.google.pl/maps/place/Dru%C5 ... 21.0169373

And Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku here:

https://www.google.pl/maps/place/Muzeum ... 21.0367792

The retreat will be an extraordinary event not only because the Polish Dzogchen Community has never hosted Elias yet (apart from the Warsaw course, Elias will also be leading retreats in Kraków in the second half of October and in Sopot sometime around Halloween) – but also because it is being organised on the basis of the generosity principle. Accordingly, those who participate in the retreat will only make donations according to their wishes, and no specific enrollment fee will be requested. The total costs of the three Polish retreats with Elias Capriles will be partially paid for by our generous sponsor, and partially covered by your donations – which we would like to strongly encourage you to make.

Elias Capriles is a walking encyclopedia of all things Buddhist. He is also a very experienced practitioner – as well as a kind, open and entirely unassuming person whose assistance in disentangling the intricacies of the Precious Vase you can safely rely on.

If you are interested in attending the retreat and need any help, do not hesitate to contact Tobiasz (asquishypoetfrombeyondthestars@gmail.com) or Kuba (leszczyk89@gmail.com), the event’s PMs.
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Re: Elias Capriles (Dzogchen Community, SMS) in Warsaw, September 20-27

Post by treehuggingoctopus » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:11 pm

A very brief update from the organisers:

If you are interested in attending the retreat, please drop us a word at EliasCaprilesWarsaw2017@gmail.com – and do so ASAP. There is no formal registration procedure but we need to know well in advance how many people are coming.

The retreat has now its own FB event, which we encourage you to visit here: https://web.facebook.com/events/856694784489667/

(There is an English version of the schedule there, you just have to patiently scroll down, and down, and down some more.)

See you in Warsaw,
Kuba and Toby
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