9-DAY INTERNATIONAL NGÖNDRO RETREAT
Preliminaries to the ‘Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse’
Dates: from 18 to 26 July
This year’s International Ngöndro Retreat will focus on practice, offering an excellent opportunity for students to deepen and clarify their practice of the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro in the profound and sacred retreat environment of Lerab Ling.
The retreat is geared towards supporting students at each stage of the ngöndro, mainly through individual guidance from teachers and practice holders who have specialised in the area of the Vajrayana Preliminaries.
At the same time, students will be able to focus on the main practice they are accumulating, be it Refuge, Vajrasattva, Mandala Offering or Guru Yoga, as the schedule will provide plenty of space for individual practice.
There will be as well a daily group guided practice of the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro, emphasising different parts of the ngöndro and sharing evocative teachings to create the inspiration for the day.
REFUGE & BODHISATTVA VOWS
There will be the opportunity for all students who wish to, to take Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows, either with Ane Lhamo or Ruth Seehausen.
SUPPORTING YOUR STUDY OF THE NGÖNDRO
In order for you to study the practices you are interested in before arriving to the retreat, we are:
- Giving you free access to the Prajna library of teachings on ngöndro from June until the end of August 2023.
- Designing compilations of the most essential teachings for each of the ngöndro practices, which you will also have access to on Prajna. Available from June onwards.
This will allow beginning ngöndro students to easily join the retreat and for all students to deepen their study.
> PRACTICAL INFO
START Tuesday 18 July – 10am
Check-in and pick-up badges:
Monday 17 July: 4pm to 6pm
Tuesday 18 July: 9am to 9.45am
END Wednesday 26 July – 1pm
CONTRIBUTION to the event - €405
(Does not include accommodation and meals)
Translation: French, German*, Spanish
* We are still currently searching for a German translator
Monday 17 July
From Lodève to Lerab Ling - Free bus service - Travel time 30mn
Departure at 5.10pm from the bus stop in front of Lodève Tourist Office
TEACHERS & PRACTICE HOLDERS HOLDING THIS RETREAT
Ane Lhamo (Practice Holder), Ane Sangye Chözom (Senior Practice Holder), Javier Torrales (Teacher), Jeremy Tattersall (Teacher), Mary-Ellen Kelleher (Teacher & Practice Holder), Ruth Seehausen (Senior Teacher)
The daily retreat schedule will have 5 sessions at these approximate times:
Session 1 (07:00-08:00) Silent personal accumulation time
Session 2 (09:00-11:00) Guided group practice of the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro, with an evocative teaching
Session 3 (11:30-12:30) Silent personal accumulation time
Session 4 (15:00-16:30) Personal interview with a teacher and/or exchange in small groups
Session 5 (17:00-18:30) Silent personal accumulation time
- Presentations will be translated in French and Spanish but we are still currently searching for a German translator.
- It will be possible to have personal interviews in English, French, German and Spanish.
> FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Our commitment is for everyone who wishes to come to Lerab Ling, to have access to our programmes, whatever their financial circumstances. We offer different options for those who are unable to pay the standard contribution.
More info about Lerab Ling financial support for attending our retreats/events.
> ACCOMMODATION & MEAL PRICES
You can book your meals and/or onsite accommodation when registering for the retreat/event.
To see the fees for accommodation and meals click here