Khenpo Tenzin Norgay has kindly accepted an invitation from KPC Australia to conduct a retreat at the new Centre in Buninyong. Scheduled to run from 9th to 19th March 2012, there are flexible options to suit all.
This is a 10-day residential retreat with some accommodation available at the Centre and other accommodation available locally. For those with work or other commitments, it is possible to attend weekends only, when empowerments will be available or each evening when Khenpo will be teaching.
This retreat will focus on Ngöndro teachings and accumulation. In the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, ” Ngöndro ” is considered “preliminary practice” or the preparation for more esoteric meditational practices that lead one to enlightenment. Ngöndro practice consists of five accumulations - Refuge (prostrations), Bodhicitta (wish to benefit all beings), Vajrasattva (purification), Mandala (offering) and Guru Yoga (devotion). Ngöndro practice is intended to purify the gross obscurations that prevent one from recognizing the enlightened nature of mind. For the excellent practitioner, this is accomplished through visualization and accumulation of 100,000 recitations of the mantra for each of these practices.
For those attending evening teachings there will be a suggested donation of $25, and weekend Empowerments $50.
There is some accommodation available at the centre for those coming from Melbourne or Interstate. Cost for those attending the whole retreat (includes retreat, teachings, accommodation and food) $200. There is also accommodation available in nearby Ballarat.
To register or for more information please email email@example.com
or call 0450 194 285 or 0418 585 532
Khenpo Tenzin Norgay was born in Bhutan and trained at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, the prestigious Buddhist studies center in Mysore, India. He completed the Shedra (similar to a doctorate) program in 1995 and joined the Institute staff, teaching there for three years. In 1998 he was formally bestowed the title of Khenpo by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and was assigned to teach at the Buddhist college at Palyul monastery in Tibet. Because of his knowledge and fluent command of the English language, he has been teaching students in the west for many years. With his warmth and sense of humor, Khenpo has touched the hearts of many western students