Mahāmudrā: Meeting Mind’s True Nature
a teaching and meditation program with
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
We are delighted to announce the topic of this year’s Treasury of Knowledge retreat! Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will be teaching on Mahāmudrā, and in particular, on the text “Pointing Out the Dharmakāya” by the 9th Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje. We are honored to have Mitra Tyler Dewar as translator for Rinpoche. Please join us for this very special teaching!
ABOUT THE TEACHING: The meditation tradition of Mahāmudrā teaches that becoming familiar with the essence of each moment of our mind is the supreme method for swiftly liberating ourselves from confusion and allowing for genuine progress on our path of awakening. In the first installment of a series of teachings that will be presented this year and in 2020, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will introduce the view and meditation techniques of Mahāmudrā on the basis of the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje’s famed work, Pointing Out the Dharmakāya. All levels of practitioner are invited to seize this rare opportunity to receive highly skilled guidance based on a widely treasured, profound text.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a Buddhist scholar and teacher of the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche is the founder and president of Nalandabodhi International, an international network of Buddhist meditation centers, and of Nalanda West, an international events center located in Seattle, WA. Ponlop Rinpoche is an accomplished calligrapher, visual artist, poet and author. His books include Mind Beyond Death, Penetrating Wisdom, Wild Awakening, Rebel Buddha and Emotional Rescue.
Please join us for the 25th Annual Treasury of Knowledge Retreat
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Arrival: Friday, October 25, 2019.
Registration check-in: 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Reception: Fri, Oct. 25, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Orientation: Fri, Oct. 25, 6:30 pm
Post-retreat Banquet: Sunday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Covers tuition, teaching gifts, reception, lunches on Sat & Sun
$240 for early registration (by Aug 15)
$270 for late registration (after Aug 15)
Staybridge Suites, downtown San Antonio
123 Hoefgen, San Antonio, TX 78205
9 mi from the San Antonio International Airport
Housing is not included in the Program Fee. You will need to book your own rooms. Staybridge Suites
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – no walk-up registrations on the day of the event.
Registration will close once we reach 100 participants.
Please note that you will be able to make scholarship donations on the Registration. Each $5 donation increment will be noted as a “space” in addition to your own retreat registration “space” on your booking confirmation from the website. You will also receive a follow-up email from the TOK Registrar, Wayne Owens, to confirm that your registration was received. For questions regarding your registration please CONTACT REGISTRAR
*The Program Fee covers your tuition and teaching gifts, which will be offered to the teacher(s), Rinpoche’s attendant and translator at the conclusion of retreat. The Program Fee also covers the 2 lunches on Saturday and Sunday. Transportation, housing and the post-retreat Banquet on Sunday are not included in the Program Fee.
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