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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:41 pm 
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Weekend Retreat in New York City:
Beginning Tibetan Astrology
with menpa (Dr.) Lobsang Namkha
Saturday & Sunday, February 19-20, 2011
10am-12pm & 2-4pm both days
$35/session, $120/weekend

Tibetan Astrology is a traditional practice used by Tibetan doctors and Lamas. The study of the Five Elements, combined with trigrams, numbers, and animal signs, form the basis for astrological calculations. Participants will learn how to accurately read and create Tibetan astrological calendars for their personal use.

Menpa (Dr.) Lobsang Namkha was born in Amdo to a nomadic yak-herding family. At a young age he entered Tharchul Monastery where he studied Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy, and Tibetan Astrology. Later, at Labrang Monastery, Lobsang continued his studies in Astrology and Astronomy as well as in Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Grammar, Sanskrit Grammar, and Poetry. In 1994, he went to India where he taught Tibetan Astronomy, Astrology, and Sanskrit Grammar to instructors at Kirti Monastic College for one year. He also served as a teacher at Tsechokling Monastery in Dharamsala. He has published a history of his home village, and also writes poetry in Tibetan and English. Lobsang currently resides in New York City.

This retreat is co-presented by the Shang Shung Institute and Kundrolling (The Dzogchen Community of New York). Please pass this information along to anyone who might be interested!

Retreat location:
Kundrolling: Dzogchen Community Of New York
151 West 30th Street, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10001

    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu

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