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July 2020

Nitartha’s Summer Institute

Nitartha’s Summer Institute Joins Mahamudra Meditation and Buddhist Studies!    Join us for a month-long program that is divided into three 9-day sessions, which can be taken in-person, online, or both!   Nitartha’s Summer Institute features courses taught by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Mahamudra meditation practice and instruction, and a 9-day silent Mahamudra retreat with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen.   Our exceptional and highly engaging professors will also teach three levels of study: Mind and Its World, Madhyamaka, and Cittamatra&Buddha Nature. Particular emphasis is given to the practical meaning of these teachings in our lives.   We invite you to join…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Nitartha Institute

Start: Friday, July 10
End: Saturday, August 8

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Tradition: Kagyu and Nyingma
Teacher: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

August 2020

Mastering the Sixteen Stages of Insight (Online or In-person Retreat)

Mastering the Sixteen Stages of Insight Through the Practice of the Foundations of Mindfulness Life is repetitious––we do many things over and over again, often in the same habitual way. The path of insight is about vipassana, literally meaning “looking again and again.” In insight meditation, we look again and again at the arisings within the mind in order to uncover the patterns within. Our minds and bodies are our most precise tools as well as our laboratories. By liberating unconscious patterns, we liberate karma from neurotic repetition. We make way for more wholesome karma–becoming a manifestation of compassion, loving-kindness,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: planetdharma

Start: Friday, August 7
End: Friday, August 21

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Tradition: Karma Kagyu, Namgyal Lineage
Teacher: Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

November 2020

Guardians of the Heart: A Vipassana & Brahma Vihara Retreat

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. –Buddha– The Vipassana (Insight Meditation) practice invites us to see deeply into the miracle of our own mind and body process. As a result, our life begins to change in ways that guide our responses to ourselves and others. The four Brahma Viharas are the responses of the awakening heart; they are lovingkindness, compassion, appreciative-joy and equanimity. These practices function as guardians of the heart and antidotes for every form of suffering. When cultivated, our whole life begins to flower with wise understanding, compassion,…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Brahma Vihara Foundation

Start: Friday, November 6 @ 8:00 am
End: Thursday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Tradition: Vipassana
Teacher: DaeJa Napier

December 2020

Sixteen Buddha Body Practice (Meditation Retreat)

xplore the dimensions of inner space. This meditation retreat offers a rare opportunity to engage with the 16 Buddha Body Practice.   Sixteen Buddha Body Practice Getting tired of the routine of daily life? Journey to new lands of the mind. Using self-arising symbology as deepening layers of penetration to open greater and greater mind space doors to journey the far reaches of inner space. This practice is a door to past and future lifetimes. Prerequisites/Preparation: Completion of one million Chenrezi mantras is required preparation. For those who have completed that previously, please also complete 100,000 Vajrasattva mantras. Heritage of…

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Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Clear Sky Meditation Center

Start: Friday, December 4 @ 2:00 pm
End: Friday, December 18 @ 2:00 pm
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Tradition: Namgyal Lineage
Teacher: Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat

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