Mahāmudrā instructions are renowned as being short, precise, and easy to practice. In this retreat, Phakchok Rinpoche will explain how to traverse the path from the outset of the four mind-changings up until essential Mahāmudrā , the peak of all of Buddha’s teachings. During the sessions, he will teach different meditation techniques, depending upon the student level. He will also offer priceless pith instructions and different methods for overcoming various obstacles that can occur in one’s meditation practice.
Rinpoche suggests that all students prepare for this program by following Rinpoche’s online course on Samye Dharma in which he teaches the various stages of śamatha or “calm abiding” meditation, with and without support. Ideally, it would be best to start practicing these teachings now in order to develop some practice experience and sincere questions prior to the retreat. This is also an excellent method for familiarizing yourself with Rinpoche’s direct and humorous teaching style. You can access the course at : http://samyedharma.org/course/path-of-meditation-level-one/
The retreat starts on Friday July 13th at 4pm and ends on Wednesday 18th at lunch time.
On Sunday July 15th, we will have a special event, as Gomde is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary. This celebration will be part of the retreat.
In an effort to make the Dharma available to all and welcome everyone to Gomde Cooperstown, we have worked hard to keep the retreat prices as low as is feasible. At the same time, we have to cover the costs of programs.
For 2018 retreats, we will keep a sliding scale with 4 levels of prices. We ask you to review your contribution carefully. For more information about pricing and financial aid, please click here.