Join us for a non-residential weekend retreat with Acharya Lhakpa Tsering at the UMW Hurley Convergence Center. The retreat schedule is as follows:
Friday, March 29, 7-9 PM – opening lecture
Saturday, March 30, 9 AM – 5 PM – lecture, meditation practice, small group discussion. The schedule will include a break for lunch. Attendees may bring a bag lunch and “picnic” on UMW grounds or take advantage of nearby restaurants in Eagle Village or downtown Fredericksburg.
Sunday, March 31, 9 AM – 12 Noon – closing lecture, Q&A session
Chairs will be provided for meditation and attendees are welcome to bring their own cushions or meditation benches if they prefer.
The cost is $50 for the entire weekend or $10 for Friday night’s lecture, $30 for Saturday’s activities (lecture, meditation practice, small group discussion), and $10 for Sunday morning (lecture and Q&A session). UMW students may attend for free. And no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
For additional information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Speaker
Acharya Lhakpa Tsering was born in Southern Bhutan. After seven years of studying at monastic school, he enrolled at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India in the Karma Shri Nalanda Institute (KSNI). He completed his studies in 2002, receiving the degree of Acharya (or master of Buddhist Studies, equivalent to a western Ph.D). Since 2006, he has lived in the US and has quickly absorbed our western culture. He is a resident teacher at Nalanda West and a visiting teacher at Nalandabodhi centers in the northeastern United States and Mexico City. Acharya’s gentle, warm and good-humored presence offers a profound teaching that provides a delightful contrast to our usual hectic culture.
About the Hurley Convergence Center
Located on the campus of the University of Mary Washington in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, the Hurley Convergence Center is a one-of-a-kind building at UMW—an “academic commons” where a variety of technology, information, and teaching resources come together in an environment that is modern, energetic, and vibrant. Directions to the Center, including information about free parking on campus, can be found online at https://convergence.umw.edu/directions/.
About Nalandabodhi Northern Virginia
Nalandabodhi NoVA (NB NoVA) is a Buddhist Study Group which meets regularly for dharma talks and meditation practice. NB NoVA is part of Nalandabodhi International under the direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Throughout 2019, NB NoVA’s studies will focus on Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. NB NoVA also organizes social gatherings and field trips to explore Buddhist art and culture.