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Winter Retreat

Contemplation on the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind from Samsara

With Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche
December 26, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Retreat in Full Silence

The end of the year is a conducive moment that invites contemplation and meditation on the key issues of human life.

Based on “The four thoughts that turn the mind from Samsara”, the winter retreat teachings will enlighten us on the four essential reflections:

– this human life is a unique and precious opportunity
– impermanence and death are an integral part of life
– the chain of causes and effects of our actions are inevitable
– Samsara “, or a life based on appearances, will never be a source of true happiness

Contemplating and integrating “the four thoughts that turn the mind from Samsara” is the basis of our commitment on the spiritual path, according to Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It is also the gateway to the “specific preliminaries”, also known as the “Ngöndro”.

The contemplation of these thoughts leads practitioners to new insights that can become a true source of motivation in their spiritual quest. This retreat in complete silence will give us the opportunity to plunge into the essence of Buddhist practice and philosophy guided by a highly qualified teacher, Dungsey Lhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche.

Ripa International Center
Hilfligweg 10
CH – 3172 Niederwangen (Bern)

PHONE: + 41 (0) 31 981 03 77.

About the Teacher

Jigme RinpocheLhuntrul Dechen Gyurmey Rinpoche was born, in keeping with Guru Rinpoche’s prophecy, in 1976 as the son of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and Khandro Chime Drolkar. He was recognized as the reincarnation of Jigme Tempay Gyeltsen, the 3rd Tamdrin Lhunpo Chogtrul. In conjunction with his recognition, he was enthroned at Namdroling monastery in Mysore amidst an ocean of lamas, tulkus, and monks presided over by Kyabje Drupwang Penor Rimpoche, who bestowed upon him the name Gyurme Thegchog Shedrub Tnpay Gyeltsen.