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Dechen Norbu
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Re: Retreat Centers

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smcj wrote: Thu May 30, 2019 12:48 am Since this is in the Nyingma Forum is like to mention Gyaltrul R’s place in Southern Oregon and Chagdud Tilku’s Place in Northern California. I been to both for short visits only, but liked them.


Sangye Khandro hangs out here I believe.
http://www.tashicholing.org/

https://chagdudgonpa.org/visiting-our-center/

Also this place in New York State.
https://www.padmasambhava.org/

I’ve been here a couple of times. The Khenpo winters elsewhere so it hibernates. But good people with a good teacher.
There's also his group in Brazil. They have a community there. I don't know how it works, but probably it is cheaper. The lama in charge seems to be a decent guy. Could be worth investigating.
Here's the link:
http://www.cebb.org.br/en/

Living in Brazil is pretty cheap if compared to Europe or the US.
Yeti
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Re: Retreat Centers

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I know someone who fits this criteria. She's been back in retreat for the last 10 or so years, after doing a 3yr in the mid 80s. But I think it's kind of a special condition, as she has formed a relationship with the retreat lamas, and she is well established in the practices. I imagine she plans to just practice until she passes.
"People are fond of saying all sorts of things about others behind their backs, mentioning their names again and again. Instead of slandering others in this way, “slander” the yidam: utter his name repeatedly by reciting his mantra all the time." - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - Zurchungpa’s Testament - Shambhala Publications
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