Program Description

  • Commuter Registration (w/out onsite lodging) – $250.00
  • Registration + Camping – $290.00
  • Tent Cabins (Private Retreat) – $430.00
  • Forest Retreat Cabin – $650.00
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Pacifying the Mind: Atisha’s Seven Points

With Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche

June 26 - 30, 2024

Atisha’s instructions in Seven Points of Mind Training can make reality more flexible, virtuous, and easy. These instructions also teach us how to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, and bodhicitta through the special practice of tonglen or “giving and taking.” Join us as we delve into these extraordinary topics under the guidance of Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche.

Program Highlights

In-depth Exploration of Atisha’s Seven Points of Mind Training: Embark on a journey into the heart of mind training as Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche presents the transformative wisdom encapsulated in Atisha’s teachings. In the serene setting of Gomde California’s Buddha Hall, we will study these seven points and engage in transformative practices to infuse daily life with joy, virtue, and purpose.

Morning and Evening Community Practice: Deepen your meditation practice alongside fellow Dharma students in communal meditation sessions guided by Tsangsar Rinpoche and our resident practitioners.

Nourishing Vegetarian Cuisine: Enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals each day, meticulously prepared with locally sourced, fresh ingredients to nourish both body and mind.

Immersive Nature Experiences: Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Gomde California during the summer season. Enjoy refreshing swims and connect with nature in the serene surroundings of a secluded forest retreat.

Integration Day: Sundays are dedicated to deepening your practice and integrating the teachings received during the retreat. Engage in guided meditations, contemplative walks, and group discussions to internalize the wisdom of Atisha’s Seven Points of Mind Training.

 

Program Details

Duration: Four nights, from Wednesday (June 26) to Sunday (June 30).

Location: Gomde California, nestled amidst the picturesque coastal mountains of Mendocino County.

Accommodation: Choose from a range of on-site lodging options available through the registration page or opt for off-site accommodations in a local hotel or Airbnb.

Facilities: Access to the Buddha Halls, communal spaces, showerhouse, and outdoor recreational areas.

Prerequisites: Open to individuals of all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced practitioners.

Service-Practice: All participants are encouraged to contribute to service-practice during the program. If you are unable to offer physical service due to specific circumstances, please contact us at coordinator@gomdeca.org.

Online Attendance:  If you wish to attend this program online you may register for it here: https://gomdeca.secure.retreat.guru/?post_type=program&p=1023

Scholarships: Limited need-based scholarships are available. For inquiries, please reach out to coordinator@gomdeca.org.

*Cancellations made within 3 weeks of the program’s start are subject to a $100 processing fee.

Leader

Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche
Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche was born in 197​5​. After finishing a three-year retreat, which he began at age 13, h​​e took on the responsibility of Retreat Master at the seat of his father and ancestors at Tsangsar Lha Lam Osel Ling. At the age of 17, ​Rinpoche received full ordination from Venerable Dil Yag Dabzang Rinpoche, and at the age of 18​ he​ was recognized ​by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche ​as the fourth incarnation of Ngag Gy​ud ​Dh​argye Gyatso,​ who was a student of Situ Pema Nyiche​. ​ Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche spent several years studying and practicing at Ka-Nying Shedrub…
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