Summer Retreat

Discovering Basic Goodness

Retreat with Déwang Pamo and Traktung Dorje

August 7th to 14th 2022
BergZendo Hohe Wand
Am Almfrieden 87
2724 Hohe Wand, Austria
"Buddhism is a statement of our intrinsic goodness; and the possibility of discovering that intrinsic goodness. ‘Goodness’ here relates to complete value. This goodness is the goodness of freshly baked bread; the goodness of seeing a field of sunflowers; the goodness of birth and death; the goodness of being present. There is a basic goodness, a basic sanity with which we can connect. We have that – we simply need to allow ourselves the non-referential space to find it."
(Ngak'chang Rinpoche)

Ngakma Déwang Pamo and Naljorpa Traktung Dorje will explain how the view and practice of Dzogchen open up a direct path to realisation from this understanding - as we live our lives, here and now. There will be transmission of various practice methods, and ample opportunity to apply them.

The evenings will be dedicated to a journey of discovery through selected hagiographies of the 84 Mahasiddhas. In these stories we meet Buddhist yogis and yoginis who have sought and found realisation based on their unique personalities, their individual interests and skills. We will find out how their insights and methods of practice are still highly relevant and inspiring today.

This retreat is open to all who wish to learn about or deepen their understanding of the teachings and practices of the Aro gTér lineage. No prior knowledge is required - just openness to finding out what it can mean to hear Buddhist teachings and put them into practice.

There will also be plenty of opportunities during the week to ask individual questions and have private conversations with the teachers. Families with children are warmly welcome.


Teachings will be in English and German.

Cost: Early bird 580.- EUR before March 31st, then 620.- EUR for the venue, accommodation and meals. Children pay 220.- EUR. Reduced fees are available on request.
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