Ngöndro Retreat

with Acharya Emily Bower

October 31 - November 8, 2013

"The Sakyong has emphasized the importance and power of group vajrayana practice. With all of our practices, the point is not only how we do our individual practice, but how we connect to each other and live our lives altogether. Particularly with our aspiration to create enlightened society, it is important for us to gather, practice, study, work, and celebrate as a community. In addition, practicing under the guidance of senior teachers in a group setting will deepen our study and practice of the vajrayana."
-Guidelines for Group Ngöndro Practice Intensives

All ngöndro practitioners are warmly invited to this ngöndro practice and study retreat. Students are strongly encouraged to attend at least two consecutive days of the practice intensive.

There will be two sessions of group ngöndro practice per day, plus study time, talks and discussions on vajrayana and Shambhala teachings based on tapes and transcripts from both Sakyongs. Participants are welcome to come for all or part of the program.

Upon registration, participants will receive a list of the particular texts and materials to bring for practice and study.

Prerequisites:

Graduates of Sacred World Assembly or Shambhala/Vajradhatu Vajrayana Seminary.


Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $740
Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $530
To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Daily Fee: $80

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

By pressing “Register,” you agree to allow Karmê Chöling to charge any balance owed for this program two weeks prior to the program start date against the card you use to make your deposit unless you make other arrangements with Karmê Chöling prior to that date.

Online registration is not currently open.


Teachers

About Acharya Emily Bower

Acharya Emily Bower started practicing in the Shambhala community in 1987, the year that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche passed away. She met Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 1991 when he came to teach in Berkeley, CA, where she was living at the time. She became his student then and has served as his editor for various projects including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. She has studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, and she is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. In 1991, she joined the staff of Karmê Chöling, where she lived for three years, and where she had the opportunity to complete the Karma Kagyu ngöndro practices. She currently lives in Boston, MA, and works as a professional book editor with Shambhala Publications. She has been an acharya since 2004.

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