Chod retreat with Elio Guarisco in Lithuania

Chod retreat with Elio Guarisco on the 9-13th of January 2013 in Lithuania, Vilnius



9th January

19.00 Machik Labdron’s Four Principles of Chod. Explanation of the Practice


10th January

19.00 Mahayana Mind Training according to Kongtrul Lodro Taye. Training in Ultimate Bodhicitta and Chod practice

11th January

19.00 Mahayana Mind Training according to Kongtrul Lodro Taye. Training in Relative Bodhicitta

and practice of Chod


12th January

10.00 Mahayana Mind Training according to Kongtrul Lodro Taye. Changing Adverse Conditions in Experiential Growth

16.00 Machik Labdron Teachings on Chod and Chod practice


13th January

10.00 Machik Labdron teachings on Chod and Chod practice and practice of Chod

16.00 Chod practice and Ganapuja



Vilnius, the lodgment of Lithuanian Dzogchen Community(Kęstučio 43-17, Vilnius) and the Palace of Franciscans(Trakų 9/1, Vilnius)


The public lecture

8th January

18.30 The public lecture „The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Critical Passage“

Venue: The Centre of the Culture and Education, Vilniaus g. 39, Vilnius



The whole retreat – 70 €

One day – 15 €

Weekend – 45 €


If You are interested in this retreat, please contact us!


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About Elio Guarisco

Authorised 2nd level Santi Maha Sangha Instructor

Elio joined the Dzogchen community in 1986. He studied Buddhism in India, later moved to Switzerland, where for ten years he learned Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy under one of the Dalai Lama’s philosophical advisers. Invited by the late Kalu Rinpoche, Elio spent almost twenty years in India working on the large encyclopedia on Indo-Tibetan knowledge. He has also worked on various translations for the Shang Shung Institute in Italy, including several books by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu relating to Tibetan medicine.

Since 2003, Elio has been one of the three principal translators for the Ka-ter project of the Shang Shung Institute of Austria. He also works as instructor for the training for translators from Tibetan program and for the Dzogchen Tantra Translation Project. He has completed several levels of the Santi Maha Sangha training, and became an authorized teacher of the base, first and second level.

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