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Nalandabodhi Canada Open Retreat 2017


17.09.14 Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will teach at Canada Retreat, along with Lama Rabten and the Nalandabodhi Mitras.


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Join us for weekend of inspiring hearing, meditation, and contemplation with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche; Nalandabodhi Canada’s Resident Teacher, Lama Rabten; and three Nalandabodhi Mitras (senior teachers). Participants will enjoy formal teachings, guided practice, and interactive Q&A sessions, as well as less structured time for personal contemplation. With this richly diverse teaching panel, the program will offer new and invigorating ways to engage with the Dharma in a relaxed and supporting environment. New and long-time practitioners are welcome!


Location: Kempenfelt Conference Centre, 3722 Fairway Road, Innisfil, ON L9S 1A5 Innisfil, Ontario

Pricing (new): Double Occupancy: C$750 per person*
Includes all meals (breakfasts [3], lunches [3], dinners [3]), accommodation, and teaching gifts
* C$450 non-refundable deposit payable on registration; balance due September 20

Non-residential: C$130 per day or C$390 for the full week-end
Includes lunch, dinner, coffee, and teaching gifts
(C$65 Friday [with dinner] and Monday [with lunch])

Register by: September 25, 2017 (full payment required after September 20)

Transportation: Simcoe County Airport Service or ride share

Questions? canadaretreat@nalandabodhi.ca

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with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche

October 6 to 9, 2017


Kempenfeldt Conference Centre
3722 Fairway Road, Innisfil, ON L9S 1A5

We invite you to mark your calendar to attend an historic Canada Open Retreat with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche. This rare opportunity is not to be missed.

The retreat will be held outside Toronto in a place of natural beauty.

Details forthcoming!

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Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche

Nalandabodhi Canada Open Retreat 2016

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October 7 to 10, 2016

A weekend of teachings on the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

Rinpoche continues the theme of training the mind in bodhichitta, which he introduced last year with his clear and deep teachings on lojong. This year’s text summarizes the heart essence of a bodhisattva’s conduct, providing a clear method for developing our motivation in a way that can be brought into our lived experience. Please join us at the beautiful Nottawasaga Inn Resort near Toronto, Ontario, on Thanksgiving / Columbus Day weekend.

Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche was born in Bhutan on August 8, 1965, and recognized as a tulku by HH the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. He was officially enthroned as the second Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche at the age of six, in Rumtek. In 1974 he received novice vows from HH the 16th Karmapa, and later bodhisattva vows. He was trained as a youth by His Holiness and other great lamas of Rumtek, and attended HH the 16th Karmapa during his trip to the West in 1981. Rinpoche is a graduate of the Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies, from which he received a degree of Acharya.

Registration is now open!

Double Occupancy: C$700 per person*
Single Occupancy: C$860 per person*
Includes all meals (breakfasts [3], lunches [3], dinners [3]), accommodation, and teaching gifts
*C$350 non-refundable deposit payable upon registration; balance due September 10

Non-residential: C$175 per day or C$525 for the full weekend

Includes lunch, dinner, coffee, and teaching gifts (dinner only on Friday, lunch only on Monday)


Nottawasaga Inn Resort

6015 Highway 89, Alliston, ON L9R 1A4


Dilyak Drupon Rinpoché

Retraite ouverte de Nalandabodhi Canada 2016

Du 7 au 10 octobre 2016

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Une fin de semaine d’enseignements sur Les Trente-Sept Pratiques d’un bodhisattva

Rinpoché poursuit avec le thème de l’entraînement de l’esprit dans la bodhicitta, qu’il a abordé l’année dernière avec des enseignements clairs et profonds sur le lojong. Le texte de cette année résume l’essence même de la conduite d’un bodhisattva. Les pratiques proposent une méthode claire permettant de développer sa motivation d’une manière qui peut être transposée dans la vie quotidienne. Joignez-vous à nous au magnifique Nottawasaga Inn Resort, à proximité de Toronto, en Ontario, pendant la fin de semaine de l’Action de grâces.

Né au Bhoutan le 8 août 1965, Dilyak Drupon Rinpoché a été reconnu comme tulku par Sa Sainteté le Seizième Karmapa. Il a été intronisé officiellement à titre de Deuxième Dilyak Drupon Rinpoché à l’âge de six ans, à Rumtek. En 1974, il a reçu les vœux de novice de la part de Sa Sainteté et, ultérieurement, les vœux de bodhisattva. Dans sa jeunesse, il a été formé par Sa Sainteté et d’autres grands lamas de Rumtek, et il a été préposé de Sa Sainteté pendant son voyage en Occident en 1981. Rinpoché est un diplômé de l’Institut Nalanda d’études supérieures en bouddhisme, duquel il a reçu le titre d’acharya.

Les inscriptions commencent le 3 août.

Occupation double : 700 $CA par personne*
Occupation simple : 860 $CA par personne*
Y compris tous les repas (déjeuners [3], dîners [3] et soupers [3]), l’hébergement et les cadeaux des enseignants
* Dépôt non remboursable de 350 $CA payable à l’inscription, le solde étant exigible le 10 septembre

Tarif non résidentiel :
175 $CA par jour ou 525 $CA pour les 3 jours
Y compris le dîner et le souper, le café et les cadeaux des enseignants (souper seulement vendredi et dîner seulement lundi)


Nottawasaga Inn Resort

6015 Highway 89, Alliston, ON L9R 1A4

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January, Paramita of Generosity • Janvier, la paramita de la générosité

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This month begins a new round of the six Paramitas, starting with generosity. We will be bringing you short excepts from the classic text, Words of My Perfect Teacher, by Patrul Rinpoche on each of the Paramitas in the months following.

Patrul Rinpoche, in teaching on Transcendent Generosity, speaks about where attachment must necessarily lead:

“…if you let yourself be a slave to your selfish attachment, the point will come where all the wealth in the world will still not see enough for you, and you will be afraid to admit how wealthy you are. When an opportunity to make offerings or to give to charity comes up, you will not dare to break into what you already have. You will think, “Perhaps I’ll give later when I have more.”

Page 235, Words of My Perfect Teacher.

La générosité transcendante

On commence un nouveau cycle sur les six paramitas et, ce mois-ci c’est la générosité. Nous vous présenterons de courts extraits du texte classique « Le Chemin de la grande perfection » de Patrul Rinpoché tous les mois.

Patrul Rinpoché, dans son enseignement sur la générosité transcendante, parle jusqu’où l’attachement peut inévitablement nous conduire. Il cite :

« …Quand on se laisse envahir par des désirs égoïstes, on parvient au point où, même avec toutes les richesses du continent méridional de Jambu, on serait toujours insatisfait. On n’ose pas avouer ce que l’on possède et devant une offrande ou une charité à faire on pense : « Quelqu’un d’autre s’en chargera sans doute… »

Tiré de “Le Chemin de la grande perfection” p. 285-286

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2014 Banff Mahamudra Retreat and Pilgrimage

374This past year has been a special one for Nalandabodhi, with the Canadian Open Retreat, a Pilgrimage to Nepal, and the upcoming annual Sangha Retreat all providing opportunities to bring us together with our Teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and with our Nalandabodhi Teachers, as well as to come together as a sangha.

This fall, there is also very special event:
2014 Banff Mahamudra Retreat and Pilgrimage

The Retreat will be held in the beautiful town of Banff, Alberta, Canada, home of the sacred Sadhana of Mahamudra (The Joyous Dance of the Amrita of Great Bliss) composed by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.

Time has been allotted for intensive Sadhana of Mahamudra practice, as well as opportunities to visit and pay homage at a number of sacred locations suggested by our beloved teacher: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, the Columbia Ice Field and Sulphur Mountain.

This retreat is restricted to students of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche who have completed Mahamudra Shamatha according to the Nalandabodhi Path of Meditation and who are up-to-date date members of Nalandabodhi.

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