Tsoknyi Rinpoche November 2016 Newsletter

To All,
Please read the newsletter below and learn about Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s 2017 retreat schedule and many other relevant news items. If you are on Pundarika’s main mailing list and you have a “gmail” e-mail address, this newsletter may have gone into your ‘Promotions’ folder and not into your Inbox. We want to stay connected with you, so please configure your Promotions and spam folders to accept emails from “The Pundarika Foundation <deborah@pundarika.org>” and put the address on your “safe” list. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy the newsletter!

 

Dear Friends and Students of Tsoknyi Rinpoche,

We are very happy to share the major events and news for the coming year, including Rinpoche’s 2017 U.S. teaching schedule.

The Pundarika Staff also sends our warmest wishes to you and your families as the holiday season approaches.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s 2017 Retreat Schedule
For a complete list of Rinpoche’s worldwide retreats, please visit https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/programs/

Month-Long Retreat in Argentina
Tashigar Sur, Tanti, Cordoba Province, Argentina
January 20 – February 12, 2017

  • Open Heart, Clear MindJanuary 20 – 26, 2017
  • Advanced Dzogchen Retreat Intensive: A Teaching on The Three Words That Strike the Vital Point; January 27 – February 12

For more specific information and to register please contact Dongyuling in Argentina directly:  http://www.dongyuling.com.ar/wp/?p=695

Pundarika Foundation Sponsored Retreats
To register for the following retreats, please go to our website:
https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/programs/

 

Dreamlike Enlightenment: Understanding Illusion from a Dzogchen Perspective
Mount Madonna, California
May 11- 17, 2017

Tsoknyi Rinpoche often quotes an ancient teaching of the Buddha:  “My dreamlike form appears to dreamlike beings to show them the dreamlike path that leads to dreamlike enlightenment.”

If even enlightenment is said to be dreamlike, what is it to be fully awake, free from all illusion yet with a heart full of compassion? Rinpoche will teach on these profound themes in this retreat from a Dzogchen perspective.

This is an open retreat, and no prerequisites are necessary for registration.

Registration will open for this retreat on November 15, 2016 at noon MST.

 

Crestone Pre-Retreat Practice
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land, Crestone, CO
August 12 – 14, 2017

Three days before the first Crestone retreat formally begins (see below), students can begin to practice and acclimatize to the high altitude in Crestone through a mix of Rinpoche’s recorded guided meditations and dharma talks at the teaching tent each day on the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land. This pre-retreat offering is open only to those registered for Rinpoche’s first or second Crestone retreats. There are no tuition costs for this pre-retreat program.

The pre-retreat teachings consist of selected video clips from the new, soon to be released Fully Being on-line course and are accompanied by gentle pranayama, yoga and chi gong practices each day.

 

Awakening Love:  A Dzogchen Retreat
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land, Crestone, CO
August 15 – 21, 2017

Rinpoche will teach experiential ways on how to rediscover our basic calmness and clarity rooted in essence love, and how they are profoundly related to mind nature or Rigpa.

This is an “open” retreat; there are no prerequisites necessary to attend, and attending this retreat will satisfy the prerequisite for registering for the second Crestone retreat. (See below).

Registration will open for this retreat February 1, 2017.

 

Renunciation, Compassion and Devotion:  A Dzogchen View
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land, Crestone, CO
August 22 – 28, 2017

Rinpoche will teach on how renunciation, compassion and devotion are understood and practiced from the Dzogchen point of view and how each plays an important role in developing and sustaining nature of mind practice.

Prerequisites: Having attended one open six-day retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche or having attended a full retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche with pointing out instructions or a student of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche with pointing out instructions.

Registration will open for this retreat February 1, 2017.

 

Dreamlike Enlightenment:  Understanding Illusion from a Dzogchen Perspective
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY
November 3 – 9, 2017

Tsoknyi Rinpoche often quotes an ancient teaching of the Buddha:  “My dreamlike form appears to dreamlike beings to show them the dreamlike path that leads to dreamlike enlightenment.”

If even enlightenment is said to be dreamlike what is it to be fully awake, free from all illusion yet with a heart full of compassion? Rinpoche will teach on these profound themes in this retreat from a Dzogchen perspective.

Watch our website for more information about this retreat and how to register.

 

YouTube Broadcasts

We are happy to announce that we will again be offering a YouTube broadcast of the second advanced retreat in Crestone, August 22 through 28, 2017. This broadcast is for qualified students who have attended one or more open six-day retreats with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, a full retreat with Mingyur Rinpoche with pointing out instructions, or a former student of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche with pointing out instructions. These teachings will be available after each teaching session with an approximate three-hour delay.

Registration will open February 1, 2017.

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Membership Program and Audio/Video Recordings

There are many benefits to joining the Membership Program that include discounts on retreats and Pundarika Store items, access to retreat recordings and the opportunity to support Rinpoche’s humanitarian work.

In January 2017, Pundarika will release new recordings of Rinpoche’s teachings to members and will no longer offer individual retreat audio and visual recordings outside of the membership program. The new offerings for members will include new meditations at both the Introductory level of membership and the Advanced level.

Recordings that will be added for members in January include:

Introductory Members:

  • How to be Happy and Free When the World is on Fire, Presentation Center, CA, 2016
  • Grounded Body, Open Heart and Clear Mind, A Path to Dzogchen, Crestone, CO 2016
  • Stories With Rinpoche

Advanced Members:   Introductory offerings mentioned above and

  • Teachings on the Bardo Experience, Crestone, CO 2016
  • The Subtle Discernment of Awareness: Awakening Through the Mind, Body and Feelings, Wonderwell, NH 2016
  • Stories With Rinpoche

For a complete list of recordings available to members, please visit the membership page on our web site, https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/membership/

If you are currently an Introductory member and would like to change to Advanced or for any membership questions, please contact deborah@pundarika.org. To be eligible for Advanced membership, you must have attended one open six-day retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche and received pointing out.

Please note: if you are enrolled in the Pundarika Membership Program and need to know your tuition discount code when completing the on-line registration form, login to your Membership account and you will be able to locate your code on your dashboard page. If you have any difficulties with this, please e-mail deborah@pundarika.org

We warmly and with “mere” excitement look forward to sharing the dharma in this upcoming year. We hope to connect with all of you in a variety of different ways: live teachings, delayed broadcasts, and membership recordings.

May there be peace and well being–with our warmest wishes,

Susan Skellenger and the Pundarika Staff
registrar@pundarika.org