Long Life Practise of Dakini Mandarava

with Alexander (Sasha) Pubants in Germany

from 15 to 25 March 2013

If our energy is weak or damaged, we are more open to negative influences
and obstacles in our life and meditation. This practice creates good prerequisites
for the path. We are building up our life force,
and at the same time our potential for a life in good circumstances
and for acquiring wisdom;
because what would be the use of a long, but miserable, life?

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

The practice of Jnana Dakini Mandarava is one of the most important practices of long life among all the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, for strengthening the life force.

The practice effectively teaches in depth, with Tsalung and Chulen, how to integrate the essence of the elements in one’s own body in order to achieve the body of light and ultimate enlightenment. These are direct means for realization of the Rainbow Body.

Prerequisites for participation: Dzogchen transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

We will learn and apply the following aspects of practice:

Ultimate and provisional meaning and benefit of this practice in terms of the path

Profound meaning of the text and how it is applied for the practice

Application of visualisations, chanting, mudras and the usage of ritual items

Various methods of Tsalung breathing and visualisation

Content of the Course:

Part I: Learning Course

Friday 15 March 19:00 till Sunday 17 March 16:00 (eight sessions in total)

Part II: Intensive practise retreat

Sunday 17 March 19:00 till Monday 25 March 14:00 (three sessions a day)

According to the personal conditions of participants, it is also possible to finish the retreat earlier. A later start is not recommended. Start of the closed retreat is Sunday 17 March 2013 at 19:00.

Alexander Pubants studied economy, cultural management, education and social science in St. Petersburg/Russia. After long years of study of Buddhism, of the classical Tibetan language and of buddhistic practises in the monasteries of Buratia/Sibiria he met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1992 and became his student. 2004 Rinpoche authorized him to teach the Base of Santi Maha Sangha and in 2008 also the 1. Level.

We will cook together and share the ongoing housework.


Höfen Retreat Centre (near Neustadt/Aisch and Nürnberg)
Hans Vogel
Höfen 12
91460 Baudenbach

Registration for overnight accommodation:
Hans Vogel
Tel: 09166-564
E-Mail: HansVogel@t-online.de


Part I: Learning course:
Early bird discount for payment before 1 March 2013 as follows:
Ordinary members: 84 Euro, thereafter 104 Euro
Reduced members: 52 Euro, thereafter 65 Euro
Sustaining members: 21 Euro, thereafter 26 Euro

Cancellation after 1 March: 30 Euro administration fee.
Sustainers pay the full fee.

Part II: Intensive practice retreat:
Donations requested

Bank account:
Dzogchen Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V.
Account no. 110 478 91, Bank code 300 50 110
Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf
IBAN: DE40300501100011047891, BIC: DUSSDEDDXXX
Reference: Mandarava 2013

Registraion via email, phone or SMS:
Heike Engerer (red Gakyil)

Further Information about the course:
Barbara Schwesig
0049 176 636 733 96.

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