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Welcome Khenpo Choephel to Dayton


Ten Dharma Activities Empowerment

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Nyingne Retreat
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Friday August 26th
Ten Dharma Activities Empowerment

Saturday August 27th Nyingne Retreat
Sunday August 28th Nyingne Retreat

We are pleased to welcome Khenpo Choephel to Dayton. We are very fortunate to receive these precious teachings and profound practice of purification and compassion lead by Khenpo Choephel.

All are welcome and this practice is suitable for all levels of students

Ten Dharma Activities Empowerment
Friday August 26th
7:00-9:00pm

According to Mahayana and Vajrayana buddhism all happiness ranging from mundane good fortune all the way up to the changeless liberation of enlightenment depends upon the two accumulations of merit and wisdom. Therefore, all of the various techniques of buddhist practice can be described as ways to gather these accumulations. This ritual transmission introduces students to 10 traditional methods that allow us to efficiently gather the two accumulations.

The 10 dharma activities are:
1. Writing Dharma texts
2. Practicing offering to Buddha Dharma Sanghas
3. Practicing Generosity for the Buddha’s teachings
4. Listening to Dharma teachings
5. Reading Dharma texts such as Sutras and Tantras
6. Taking Dharma transmissions from Masters
7. Giving Dharma teachings
8. Practicing Dharma in our daily life
9. Contemplating perfect Dharma
10. Meditating Perfect Dharma

Schedule as follows:
Friday August 26th
7:00-9:00pm Ten Dharma Activities Empowerment

Retreat fees:
$25-35 per day
$70-90 for the retreat

 

Nyingne Retreat

Saturday August 27th
Sunday August 28th

9:00am-5:00pm

Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas. We develop the enlightened quality of compassion through Chenrezig practice and mantra recitation as well as by compassionate conduct toward all beings.

The Nyingne Retreat is a Tibetan Buddhist practice designed especially for lay practitioners to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom. It is a one day (Nyingne) or two day (Nyungne) practice focusing on keeping strict vows, generating the Bodhisattva attitude, and reciting the sadhana of the 1000-armed Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of compassion. In this way, the Nyungne practice cultivates all three vehicles of Buddhism.

The vows or 8 precepts that we take include not killing, stealing, or lying, and abstaining from sexual activity, intoxicants, luxury, ornaments, and entertainment for the duration of the retreat.

Please join us in this very profound practice of purification and compassion.

Nyingne retreat schedule as follows:

Saturday August 27th
9:00am-12:00pm Nyingne Practice*
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch (will be provided)
2:00pm-5:00pm Nyingne Practice

Sunday August 28th
9:00am-12:00pm Nyingne Practice*
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch (will be provided)
2:00pm-5:00pm Nyingne Practice

*The practice will start at 9:00 am and finish at 5:00 pm. We will be following the one day practice (Nyingne). People who participate in this retreat will skip dinner but can drink water and other fluids for the day. However, observing the 8 vows or precepts is necessary and retreatants will follow a vegetarian diet throughout the
time of the retreat.

Retreat Fees:
$25-35 per day
$70-90 for the retreat

KHENPO CHOEPHEL is originally from Drigung Thil Monastery, the head-monastery of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. He was ordained as a monk by Vajradhara Pachung Rinpoche at a young age. While at Drikung Thil, he received many teachings and instructions first from Pachung Rinpoche and later from Pachung Rinpoche’s successor, Gelong Rinpoche, Vajradhara Tenzin Nyima. Aside from having received extensive teachings in Mahamudra from these two great masters, he is also a master in the ritual-traditions of Drikung Thil Monastery and has also received training in debate and philosophy at Drepung Monastery in Tibet. Before he left Drikung Thil for Nepal, Khenpo Rinpoche served as the chant-master of the monastery. In 2007, he was appointed “Khenpo” by Drikung Thil Monastery. Khenpo has extensive experience teaching in the United States. He served as one of the three spiritual directors at Tibetan Meditation Center in Frederick, Maryland. Since 2011 he has resided in Pittsburgh, PA. as the resident lama and spiritual director of The Three Rivers Dharma Center.

Gar Drolma Buddhist Learning & Meditation Center
1329 Creighton Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45420

Please contact us with any questions:
sangha@gardrolma.org or 937-252-2220
www.gardrolma.org

 

 

 


1329 Creighton Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 | Directions (937) 252-2220
E-mail: sangha@gardrolma.org