Weekend of Teachings
with Sogyal Rinpoche
From Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 Nov 2014
Open to all
This is a wonderful opportunity to receive teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche at Lerab Ling. The whole weekend is open to the public, so you can bring your family and friends as well. Apart from Sogyal Rinpoche's teachings, senior students will hold sessions on meditation and contemplation.
The Wisdom of Awareness
During this weekend, Sogyal Rinpoche will teach on understanding the mind and the wisdom of meditation following in the spirit of the extraordinary teachings of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection, which is the highest wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.
Known for his spontaneous, dynamic and intimate teaching style, and for his ability to create an atmosphere which naturally inspires our inner wisdom, Rinpoche's unaltered simplicity, and electric, playful and vibrant wakefulness, can leave you seeing your mind and the world from a completely fresh perspective.
Many people, from all walks of life, have found Rinpoche's teachings to be immediately and directly relevant to their experience. Time and again they have expressed the profound and lasting impact this wisdom has had on their mind, and how it has transformed their lives and their being.
When we know how to leave our mind in its true nature, we discover a way of being that is completely free from stress, confusion and turbulent emotions. We go beyond the limited, habit-driven view of who we really are, and we become much bigger. As our mind opens, the barriers that keep our natural intelligence, love and fearlessness from being released begin, quite naturally, to fall away.
By integrating the wisdom of these teachings fully into our daily life, our inherent awareness, wakefulness, wisdom, love, and compassion begin to radiate out in everything we do and to everyone we encounter. We become truly alive—confident, open and at ease in any situation.
Sogyal Rinpoche's Biography
Born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized at an early age as the incarnation of a great master and visionary saint of the nineteenth century...Read more ...
Starts: Saturday 15 Nov at 10am
Ends: Sunday 16 Nov - Around 6pm
Check-in and pick-up badges:
Friday 14 Nov from 3pm to 6pm
Saturday 15 Nov from 8am to 9.45am
Teaching Day Fee (does not include meals or accommodation)
Sponsor: €104 – Support those who are not able to attend the event
Concession: €76 – Who else is eligible?
Language of teachings: English and French
Translation : German, Spanish and Italian (depending of demand)
More information about registration (paper forms, fees, refund policy)
Meal and Accommodation prices (For this event, "High Season" rate applies)
You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat online.
Shuttle bus from Montpellier
Arrival day: Friday 14 Nov
Departure from Montpellier airport at 4.00pm
Departure from Montpellier train station at 4.30pm
Shuttle bus to Montpellier
Departure day: Monday 17 Nov
Departure from Lerab Ling (to train station and Airport) at 9am
For more information
Please contact Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
or tel: +33 4 67 88 46 09. The best time to reach us is between 10am and 12:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Personal retreats and contemplative breaks
If you wish to extend your stay and do a personal retreat
More information here.
Born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized at an early age as the incarnation of a great master and visionary saint of the nineteenth century, Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926), a teacher to the thirteenth Dalai Lama. He received the traditional training of a Tibetan lama under the close supervision of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, one of the most outstanding spiritual masters of the twentieth century, who raised Rinpoche like his own son.
Rinpoche went on to study with many other great masters, of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, especially Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. In 1971, Rinpoche went to England as a visiting scholar to study Comparative Religion at Cambridge University.
First as a translator and aide to his revered masters, and then teaching in his own right, Rinpoche travelled to many countries, observing the reality of people's lives, and searching how to translate the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism so as to make them relevant to modern men and women of all faiths, by drawing out their universal message while losing none of their authenticity, purity and power.
Out of this was born his unique style of teaching, and his ability to attune these teachings to modern life, demonstrated so vividly in his ground-breaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Almost three million copies have been printed, in 34 languages and the book is available in 80 countries.
Rinpoche is also the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, an international network of more than 130 Buddhist centres and groups in 30 countries around the world. He has been teaching for over forty years and continues to travel widely in Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia.
Lerab Ling Yearly Pass
The Yearly Pass allows you to attend events in Lerab Ling at a special rate of 170€ per month. More information about the Yearly Pass