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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:50 pm 
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Event : Mahamudra Retreat with Phakchok Rinpoche
Date : May 30th - June 3rd
Venue : The Katerina Hotel
Address : 8, Jalan Zabedah, 83000, Batu Pahat, Johor Darul Takzim
Map :
http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?ftid=0 ... iAft6o3aDg
Website : http://www.pemakara.com/news.html#MMRetreat
Cost :
Single - RM$1150
Double - RM$900 (Twin or Double)
Triple - RM$800
The fee includes the following:

5 days 4 nights’ accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
All meals
3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
One coffee break
Serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu
Practice manual.
Registration form : http://www.pemakara.com/news_files/Maha ... g_form.pdf
Programme :
This Mahamudra text, the Amrita of the Essential Accomplishment, belongs to the Taklung Kagyu (the Tiger Command) lineage. The teachings of the Kagyu were passed down from the dharmakaya buddha Vajradhara to the mahasiddha Saraha, and then to Maitripa, Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Mila, and Gampopa. One of Gampopa’s main students was Pagmo Drupa, and Pagmo Drupa’s main student was Taklung Tanga Tashi Pal (1142-1210), ‘the one with supreme devotion’. He was the founder of the Taklung Kagyu lineage. In Tibet, the main seat of the Taklung Kagyu is Riwoche in Kham. The lineage is upheld and passed on by three main masters: Kyabgön Shabdrung Rinpoche, Kyabgön Jedrung Rinpoche, and Kyabgön Phakchock Rinpoche.

This precious text, the Amrita of the Essential Accomplishment by the Taklung Kagyu master Gelong Ngawang Tashi Paldrub, condenses all of the Buddha’s teachings into a single gradual path that guides the student step-by-step. Short, precise, and easy to practice, it explains succinctly how to traverse the path from the outset of the four mind-changings up until essential Mahamudra, the peak of all of Buddha’s teachings.Having covered the four mind-changing, four foundations, and different types of shamata meditation during the previous retreat, this year Rinpoche will move on to the second part of the text which teaches vipashyana meditation, and finally Mahamudra itself—essential emptiness dharmadhatu meditation. Rinpoche will also unravel the priceless pith instructions that are taught in this text for overcoming obstacles in one’s meditation practice.


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