Summer Retreat

Following in the Buddhas’ Footsteps

Retreat with Déwang Pamo and Traktung Dorje

July 9th to 14th
BergZendo Hohe Wand
Am Almfrieden 87
2724 Hohe Wand, Austria
Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal, the male and female Buddhas of Varjayana, have established a path of practice that is open to us here and now. The teachings and practice methods that go back to them offer access to our realised nature and the natural state of our mind. Taking “Seven Line Song” (Dorje Tsigdun) as a starting point, Ngakma Déwang and Naljorpa Trak'thung will explore fundamental teachings of Vajrayana.

Afternoons will be dedicated to sKu mNyé. sKu-mNyé exercises are Buddhist physical exercises that massage the psycho-physical system through fluid, sometimes rigorous movements. The exercises are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and offer the opportunity to access profound meditation experience.

In the evenings, we will invite you 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.

The retreat is open to anyone who would like to get to know or deepen their understanding of the teachings and practices of the Aro gTér lineage.

During the week there will be ample opportunity to ask individual questions and to have private conversations with the teachers. Families with children are very welcome.

Teachings will be in English and German.

Cost: Early bird 540.- EUR before February 29th, then 590.- EUR for the venue, accommodation and meals. Children pay 180.- EUR. Reduced fees are available on request.

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All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.