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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Is there anyone is the Dharma Gar program led by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche?

I am in North America, so I use http://dharmagarnorthamerica.org/, and send anks message via the "Contact" page, but haven't received any response.

Anyone knows how to apply this program or how to contact them?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:01 pm 
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I'm a part of that dharma gar... it began on Losar 2010 and will run for ten years... unfortunately it's not possible to join now since it's a scheduled retreat setting

I've heard there will be an Asia Dharma Gar starting up sometime in the future, and will also be a 10 year program. unfortunately there won't be another north american dharma gar from what I've heard, however I've heard Rinpoche will start a Dharma Das study program that unlike the Gar won't have a daily practice commitment.

hope this helps


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Hi,

This is the info i've found: "The current Dharma Gar – Europe group of participants started December 2008. The Dharma Gar - North America group started February 2010. If you are interested in joining future Dharma Gar groups (most likely starting 2012), please contact arne.schelling(at)gmx.de"

I also heard that there is another program starting soon, which is based on Student Manual written by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (the old version of Student Manual is not available at the moment but the new version is forthcoming) It starts with some study period and then goes thru the Ngondro but there is no time commitment. You can hear more about it in Rinpoche's podcast "Advice on Ngöndro" http://www.siddharthasintent.org/2009/0 ... ondro.html

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:58 pm 
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Actually I got a response from Dharma Gar website - thanks a lot for all the tips.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:52 pm 
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Karma Samten wrote:
Actually I got a response from Dharma Gar website - thanks a lot for all the tips.


So what did they tell you about joining?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:50 pm 
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The Dharma Gar Asia program will start in Feb. 2012, and 2 hours per day commitment still the same, the empowerment will take place in Asia (Taiwan I would imagine), dates have not been announced yet.

The flyer I received has the contact email address for the application, however it was instructed by Dzongsar Rinpoche that the flyer is not to posted on internet. So if you want, PM your email address, and I can forward it to you.


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Karma Samten wrote:
The Dharma Gar Asia program will start in Feb. 2012, and 2 hours per day commitment still the same, the empowerment will take place in Asia (Taiwan I would imagine), dates have not been announced yet.

The flyer I received has the contact email address for the application, however it was instructed by Dzongsar Rinpoche that the flyer is not to posted on internet. So if you want, PM your email address, and I can forward it to you.


Well it's an online program so the fact that it'll be in Asia in 2012 just means that you have to adjust time for online interaction? Or do you need to pitch a tent over in Asia?

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kirtu wrote:
Karma Samten wrote:
The Dharma Gar Asia program will start in Feb. 2012, and 2 hours per day commitment still the same, the empowerment will take place in Asia (Taiwan I would imagine), dates have not been announced yet.

The flyer I received has the contact email address for the application, however it was instructed by Dzongsar Rinpoche that the flyer is not to posted on internet. So if you want, PM your email address, and I can forward it to you.


Well it's an online program so the fact that it'll be in Asia in 2012 just means that you have to adjust time for online interaction? Or do you need to pitch a tent over in Asia?

Kirt


It means for the large gatherings of 'retreatants' where Rinpoche teaches and gives wangs related to the practices he is having them do, these will all take place in Asia// whereas now for the North American one they take place there. If you are in Europe it shouldn't make much difference either way, it actually may be a cheaper flight.

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rai wrote:
I also heard that there is another program starting soon, which is based on Student Manual written by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (the old version of Student Manual is not available at the moment but the new version is forthcoming) It starts with some study period and then goes thru the Ngondro but there is no time commitment. You can hear more about it in Rinpoche's podcast "Advice on Ngöndro" http://www.siddharthasintent.org/2009/0 ... ondro.html

best!


Hi all.

Just a point of clarification... the podcast above is excellent but was recorded in 2009. I suspect that it doesn't pertain specifically to the upcoming program (but again, it's worth listening to). It has been suggested that people keep an eye on siddharthasintent.org for information about the new student manual.


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