Retreat – Vajrasattva: Teachings and Practice with Lama Rinchen Phuntsok Dec 24th 2011 in Huahin

Vajrasattva: Teachings and Practice”

Retreat in December 2011 with

Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

Huahin, Thailand (3 hrs South of Bangkok)

 

How are you doing? Hope you all are doing well. I hope you all remember Lama Rinchen Phuntsok who came to give Dharma teaching in July in Bangkok.

This retreat is for all levels of practitioners from beginner to advanced, all can join.

For those who haven’t met him:
Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok is a skillfull teacher with a light and joyful manner. He is a scholar and meditation master of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. Born in Tibet, Lama Rinchen began receiving instruction in the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism at the age of six in Tsasum Chokhorling Monastery in Tibet. After he left Tibet in 1958, he studied at Young Lama’s Home School in Dalhousie, The Buddhist Monastic School in Rewalsar, Nyingmapa Lama’s College in Dehra-Dun, and Zongdog Palri Monastery in Kalimpong. Lama Rinchen graduated from Sanskrit University in Varanasi India where he completed advanced studies in Sutrayana Buddhist philosophy and scriptures, commentaries, logic, literature, history, and the major sciences of the Tibetan curriculum. To complete his training in Vajrayana Nyingma School studies, he served as private secretary to the late His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, supreme Head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism for over fifteen years. During that time he received all the important empowerments, transmissions, essential instructions, the oral teaching of Nyingma Kama, and the Profound Rediscovered Teachings of Terma of the great Lotus Born Teacher, Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Vajravana Buddhism. For many years Lama Rinchen was in charge of Zangdog Palri Monastery in India and also Urgyen Dongag, Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1980, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche asked him to come to the United States to teach in his New York center where Lama Rinchen was director and resident Lama for four years. Since then he has lectured widely throughout the United States and Europe at centers, colleges, and universities. Lama Rinchen visits his students every year and stays in St. Louis to give teachings and empowerments for several weeks during his U.S. tour. He also has students in New York, California, Colorado, New Mexico, etc., as he continues to spread the teachings of the Dudjom Lineage.

(http://dongakcholing.org/LamaRinchen.html)

 

Retreat in Huahin, Thailand

 2 days retreat (Cost: Baht 500, 1 night stay included along with all meals)
-The 2 days session will start on Saturday December 24th and ends on Sunday December 25th .

 9 days retreat (Cost: Baht 2000, 8 nights stay included along with all meals)
-The 9 days session will the continuation from the 2 days retreat which starts on December 24th and will end on January the 1st 2012.

Location: Rai rak thamma-chat west of Huahin downtown about 45 minutes by public bus. If you are coming from Huahin town, take public transport (a truck with roof on the back) to Pa-la-oo waterfall and on the way you’ll see Tibetan temple on the left side, about 500 meters past that on the right side is the outer entrance to the retreat center area, come inside until you meet us.

Note

  • The above costs do not include transportation cost from Bangkok to Huahin and back. As soon as we find out the number of participants then we will inform you the transport costs.
  • In the case where there are not enough cabins for everyone then accommodation will be provided in tents. So if you can bring tents for yourself and others, please let us know, we might need to borrow them.

Overseas participants:
If you’ll be coming to this retreat from overseas then please contact us and let us know your travel plans so we can assist you properly.

Vajrasattva practice is very much related to purification of all negative karma which we have committed in this life and countless lives before. So this is a very powerful and useful practice.

In the past, while on the path of learning, Vajrasattva made the following aspiration: (from Rigpawiki)

In future, when I reach complete and perfect buddhahood, may those who have committed the five crimes with immediate retribution, or anyone whose samaya commitments have been impaired, be purified entirely of all their harmful actions and impairments merely by hearing my name, thinking of me, or reciting the hundred syllables, the most majestic of all the secret mantras! Until this is brought about may I remain without awakening!
And:
May I be present before all those with impairments and breakages of samaya commitments and may I purify all their obscurations!

 

Signing up
(Please note that the number of places are limited so please sign up immediately so we can reserve a place for you, also note that we might be sleeping in tents if cabin runs out, so if you have tents please bring them along.)

To sign up, please email ram@pluslab.com with the following information:-

Full name:
Contact telephone number:
Emergency contact/next of kin contact information:
Special request/requirement:
2 days
(Baht 500) or 9 days (Baht 2000) retreat:

For more information please email ram@pluslab.com or call Ram at 081-9855564