New Year Retreat – Milarepa’s Guruyoga and Songs of Realization

Traditionally, we will celebrate the New Year's Retreat with our resident Lamas and our Sangha as well as with all those who are interested.

Traditionally, we will celebrate the New Year’s Retreat with our resident Lamas and our Sangha as well as with all those who are interested.

Milarepa, the famous 11th century master and yogi, is one of the founding fathers of the Kagyu tradition and is famous for his extraordinary life story and for his songs of realization (Sanskrit: doha, Tibetan: gur) as a spontaneous expression of his enlightened state.

This year’s Milarepa retreat will focus on Milarepa Guruyoga practice and teachings on the vajra song “Seven Delights” by Lord Götsangpa (Songs of Realization), which is about making obstacles in our lives the path. The Mahasiddha Götsangpa Gönpo Dorje lived in the 13th century and is regarded as an emanation of the Tibetan yogi Milarepa. He was known for his chants about spiritual experiences on the path to enlightenment. Guided meditation sessions complete the retreat.

The resident lamas of Kamalashila Institute are looking forward to intensive practice with the participants and to join them in getting in tune with the year 2023.

This is a hybrid course. The times below are subject to change but will be finalised in time.

CET

Tuesday, December 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Introduction

Wednesday, December 28
8:00 am to 8:30 am: Meditation
10:00 am to 11:30 am: Teaching
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Teaching

Thursday, December 29
8:00 am to 8:30 am: Meditation
10:00 am to 11:30 am: Teaching
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Teaching

Friday, December 30
8:00 am to 8:30 am: Meditation
10:00 am to 11:30 am: Teaching

Saturday, December 31
8:00 am to 8:30 am Meditation
10:00 am to 11:30 am Teaching
15:00 to 16:30 Teaching

Sunday, 01 January
8:00 am to 8:30 am: Meditation
10:00 am to 11:30 am: Teaching

English with German translation.

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About Instructor

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi is one of the resident lamas at Kamalashila Institute. He was born in Bhutan and studied and taught for 13 years at the Karma Shri Nalanda Monastic University in Rumtek, Sikkim. He received many teachings from H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. In 2004, Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi first went to the USA, where he still teaches today for Nitartha Institute, and then came to Germany. Since then, he has been living and teaching at Kamalashila Institute, and is visiting Buddhist centers throughout Europe and supervising Kamalashila city groups. He is a competent teacher of Buddhist philosophy and the meditation practices of sutra, tantra and Mahamudra, and an expert of the Abhidharma.

33 Courses

Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye

Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye has been one of the resident lamas of Kamalashila Institute since 1999. He was born in Nepal and studied at Karma Shri Nalanda Monastic University in Rumtek/Sikkim, later teaching at Karma Lekshey Ling Monastery in Kathmandu. His most important teacher, with whom he took refuge and was ordained, was the 3rd Jamgön Kongtrul, Karma Chökyi Lodrö Senge. As part of his teaching activities, he visits Buddhist centers throughout Europe and supervises Kamalashila city groups. He is a competent teacher of Buddhist philosophy and the meditation practices of sutra, tantra and Mahamudra.

35 Courses

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