Event : Vajra Kilaya Drubchö Winter Retreat 2011 with Namkha Rinpoche
Date : January 3-9 2011
Venue : Chalet LANA, Evolène, Valais, Switzerland
Website : http://www.namkha.org/
Costs (lodging, vegetarian, food, eachings, children caring included):
CHF 625.- the week
Meeting Point on 2011, January the 3rd, Monday, at 17 pm, at the Chalet LANA in the village of Evolène, Valais Description of the place: The chalet is very comfortable, the rooms are with 2, 3 or 4 beds and equipped with shower and bathroom WC
By car (from Geneva airport):
Highway A1 in the direction of Lausanne / in Lausanne follow highway A9/E62 in the direction of Vevey-Montreux-Martigny-Sion / exit highway Sion-est / then follow Val d’Hérens-Evolène / Once arrived in Evolene, do not enter the village centre but turn around the village and follow “les Haudères” / then at the end of the village turn right at the sign “camping” / then follow the direction of camping and turn left at the sign chalet La Niva / Lana.
By train and bus:
Take the train to “Sion (Valais)” station, then take a bus from Sion poste/gare until Evolène, poste . Once in Evolène, follow the little path down in the direction of the chalet la Niva / Lana .
Train and bus time departures: http://www.sbb.ch/fr/ Choose for arrival destination
The Drubcho of Vajra Kilaya (Putri Rekpung) that we are going to practice during this retreat week was composed by His Holiness Düdjom Rinpoche and consists in an intensive recitation of a text including numerous specific visualisations (meditations) and their respective mantras. The retreat’s participants (experienced or beginner practitioners) will be guided through this complex practice by Namkha Rinpoche and his assistant Lama Sonam Tashi.
This method allows to deepen and stabilize our capacity to practice in a coordinated manner with the body, speech and mind, reaching hence a more positive and beneficial state of mind. Vajra Kilaya is one of the main deities used in Vajrayana practices in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is said to be particularly effective to dispel obstacles, both in our daily life and on our path towards enlightenment. The Drubchö consists of two main parts. Firstly, the Lejang (or activity ritual) aims at cultivating the qualities of enlightenment in the practitioners’ mindstream. The second part, called Mele (or lower activity) aims at liberating obstacles.
The rarity of the Masters who have the ability to transmit, teach and guide this kind of practice makes this retreat an extraordinary event. Thus, Namkha Rinpoche, disciple from Thinle Norbu Rinpoche and Semo Dechen Rinpoche (older son and daughter of Düdjom Rinpoche) will allow each participant to benefit from his incredible experience of this Vajra Kilaya Drubcho.
Teachings will be translated simultaneously in English, French and Spanish.