• Mindrol Lekshey<br />Summer Retreat

Mindrol Lekshey Summer Retreat 2019

“Mindrol Lekshey provides a framework of everything
that is possible to be transmitted for a practitioner to be fully equipped in their practice. How you
make use of this to engage in the practices and bring them to fruition is entirely up to you.”

—Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Mindrolling Lotus Garden is pleased to announce that our Mindrol Lekshey Summer Retreat will be held July 19th – September 2nd, 2019. This annual gathering, now entering it’s 4th year, has been a pivotal and sublime source of dharma teachings and instructions. Mindrol Lekshey means ‘Excellent Wisdom that Ripens and Liberates’ and under the direct guidance of Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, this retreat has become a rare and precious opportunity to receive profound teachings and transmissions. Please join us!

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Natural Ease (Year 3)
July 19 – 25

Arrival: July 19 | Departure: July 25
Tuition: $690 |  *Member Tuition: $620

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

In 2017, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche began a multiple-year cycle of teachings based on Longchen Rabjam’s classic commentary, The Great Chariot, on how to rest the mind in natural ease. He composed this text “so that its readers could cross completely the ocean of sufferings of samsara to the fruition of Buddhahood.”

Longchenpa (1308-1364) was a great scholar and meditation master of the Nyingma lineage. This great master was also a prolific writer and is considered to be one of the foremost figures in the transmission of the dzogchen lineage.

With the guidance of Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Longchenpa’s teachings will be presented in a manner that will facilitate bringing an in-depth understanding of the Buddhist path into daily life. All practitioners, including those newly entering the path of practice, will greatly benefit from these teachings.

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows will be given upon request.

Jetsun Khandro RinpocheNgöndro Teachings (Year 1)
August 28 – September 2

Arrival: August 28 | Departure: September 2
Tuition: $575 | *Member Tuition: $517

Additionally, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will bestow teachings and transmissions on ngöndro from August 28th – September 2nd. Ngöndro, the preliminary practices of the Vajrayana, are the foundation and heart of our practice path. This cycle of teachings will be an excellent opportunity for new and old students alike to receive fundamental ngöndro instructions in a clear and straightforward manner.

Ngöndro transmissions will be given upon request.

His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Guhyagarbha (Year 3) *restricted*
July 25 – July 31

Arrival: July 25 | Departure: July 31
*Tuition: $690

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

This program is the continuation of the most profound and sacred Guhyagarbha teachings being bestowed His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche in a multi-year cycle. These transmissions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and entail the commitment to receive the entire cycle from the beginning to the end.

This section of the program is completely closed and restricted only to those who received the entire abhisheka and transmissions in 2017 from His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.

*Financial assistance and member discounts are not available for this program.

Senior Monks of Mindrolling Monastery

Language and Ritual Instruction
August 2 – September 2

Arrival: August 2 | Departure: September 2
Tuition: $2,480 | *Member Tuition: $2,232

Her Eminence Jetsün Dechen Paldrön meeting with students

Her Eminence Jetsün Dechen Paldrön meeting with students

Lotus Garden is very pleased to again welcome the monks of Mindrolling – Ven. Choktrul Ngawang Jigdral Rinpoche, the chief umdze of Mindrolling Monastery, Ven. Khenpo Namdrol Gyatso and Ven. Lama Sonam Tobgay. All three teachers are tremendously skilled and knowledgeable in the rituals of Mindrolling Monastery and, under the guidance of H.E. Jetsün Dechen Paldrön, will lead the sangha in a month of ritual and liturgy study with emphasis on the yidam principle of the Three Roots.

Tibetan Reading Class with Ven. Khenpo Namdrol Gyatso

Tibetan Reading Class with Ven. Khenpo Namdrol Gyatso

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche’s vision is that sangha members will one day accomplish a complete drubchen in accordance with the renowned and profound tradition of Mindrolling. In order to do this, students must exert effort in learning and studying sadhanas properly. To this end, Mindrol Lekshey provides the precious opportunity to focus on and learn one sadhana at a time each year.

Torma class with the monks

Torma Class with the monks

This year students will train intensively in all aspects of the Troma Nagmo (Black Vajrayogini) sadhana, the essence of the yidam principle. This program will also include Tibetan grammar, calligraphy and recitation; ritual melodies; torma making; mudras; the playing of liturgical instruments and melodies; shrine preparation and various other aspects of the Troma Nagmo sadhana practice.

Instrument Class with Ven. Choktrul Ngawang Jigdral Rinpoche

Instrument Class with Ven. Choktrul Ngawang Jigdral Rinpoche

Rinpoche has emphasized that this is essential training for all sadhakas, so that we may have complete confidence in our sadhana practice. As this is vitally important for local study groups doing group sadhana practices, it is highly recommended that group members attend the program or sponsor the attendance of at least two or more members. Please note that the specific curriculum for each student will be determined by the instructors.


*Member Tuition
The tuition discount is available only to those members who are paying $50 or more per month.

Questions?
For questions or more information: Please contact us by email at registration@lotusgardens.org
or by telephone at 1-540-778-2405.

Photo credits: His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche: ©2019 Managala Shri Bhuti; Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche: ©2019 Volker Denks for Rigpa, Lerab Ling; Language and Ritual Instruction: ©2019 Mindrolling International.

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