will lead a seminar based upon the profound text
to include on Thursday 27th June a day long
From the introduction to ´The Heart of the Matter´
"The perfect Buddha Shakyamuni gave us, his disciples, boundless Dharma Wheels each in accordance with our various capacities and inclinations. The quintessence of all these teachings is the third turning of the Dharma Wheel, called the "final set of teachings on the complete and total uncovering." This is the vajrayana approach to the definitive meaning that takes the fruition as the path, wherin the crucial points of how to apply its view and meditation training are shown. The know how for bringing this definitive meaning into our experience is found in a text entitled ´The Unchanging Covergence´ translated into Eglish as ´The Heart of the Matter´.
Rinpoche will give oral commentary on this profound text.
From the Ngakso Puja text, by Chokyur Lingpa
"To mend violated samayas is “mending”, and to apologize and perform the cleansing is “purification”. There are, indeed, the general ways of mending and apology, but they should be embraced by oral instructions. So, if you simply put this profound oral instruction into practice, uniting the meaning of the tantras and statements (lung), it will become a special mantric-mending purification…
When the root and branch samayas have been damaged, regardless of whether this is noticable or not, this leads to nothing but heedlessly damaging all the subtle aspects of samaya. Consequently, to exert oneself in this tantric mending and purification is a heart-treasure for all yogis."
From Teachings on Ngakso Drubchen, by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
"The drubchen we are engaged in now is called Ngakso or Ngak kyi Sojong, which means Vajrayana Mending and Purification. In the title Ngakyi Sojong, the word “so” means mending, reviving, restoring or increasing merit. Basically it is a Vajrayana practice of mending and purification, though it also includes mending and purification practices in accordance with all four vehicles: namely, the Hinayana (consisting of the two vehicles of shravaka and pratyekabuddha), the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana systems.
What we are mending are the pratimoksha precepts (the vows of individual liberation), in accordance with the Hinayana system, the bodhisattva trainings, in accordance with the Mahayana system, and the samaya commitments, in accordance with the Vajrayana system. This practice restores these commitments.
The word “jong” means purification. What we purify are breaches of our Hinayana vows, faults in our Mahayana training, and violations of our Vajrayana samayas.
The main focus of the practice is that the world around us, whatever appears and exists, is a celestial palace, while the male and female sentient beings are all dakas and dakinis. All sounds are mantra, and all thoughts and emotions are pure wisdom. This is the key point of this drubchen, the great accomplishment: pure sights, sounds and awareness. This means whatever we see with our eyes is the pure form of the deity. Whatever we hear with our ears is the sound of mantra. And whatever we think, all our thoughts and mental activity, is actually the enlightened vajra mind, the self-existing wisdom. This is what to keep in mind."
Given the nature of the teaching text it is recommended that you attend for the whole seminar. However for those who have time restraints it is possible to attend for the long week end only- Thursday evening until Sunday (inclusive). Please note however that booking priority will be given to those staying for the whole seminar.
It is possible to attend as a day visitor for the Ngakso Puja only.
It is possible to attend the seminar as a residential or day visitor.
If you would like to attend please complete the online registration form below.
To confirm your booking it is necessary to send £50 deposit. The balance of seminar fees must be paid by 10th June.
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Full Seminar begins on Monday June 24th at 5.30 pm. It is possible to arrive anytime from 2.30pm onwards.
Long week end seminar begins Thrusday 27th after 5.30pm.
If you would like supper on the evening of your arrival (24th or 27th) please indicate this on the registration form.
The seminar ends on Sunday 30th June. Unfortunately it is not possible to cater for people for extra days following the conclusion of the seminar.
On Thursday 27th June it is possible to only attend the day long Ngakso Puja as a day visitor. The Puja begins at 9 am and concludes at approximately 5 pm.
There will be a limited number of work retreat places. Work retreat involves 3- 4 hours work per day. No teaching sessions will be missed although the pre breakfast meditation session may need to be missed.
Concessions are also available for those on very low incomes.
Please call Paulette on 01302 842 503 if you would like to apply for a concessionary place.
Set Up of Seminar
If you are able to help with the set up of the seminar please indicate this on the registration form. We charge £10 per day to cover costs.
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