Course and practice of the 7 Lodjongs, Kumbhaka and Secret Rushen

Dejamling, Southern France :

Course and practice of the 7 Lodjongs, Kumbhaka and Secret Rushen

from 7 – 11 November 2015

Discovery and deepening of the 7 Lodjongs, Kumbhaka, and Secret Rushen !

Santi Maha Sangha course and practice retreat with Stella Rungen and Stoffelina Verdonk, authorized instructors of Yantra Yoga and Santi Maha Sangha

During this 5-day period (2-day course and 3-day retreat), we will clarify together and apply the following practices, in order to have the experiences associated with them:

Relative and Absolute Bodhicitta, the 7 Lodjongs, Kumbhaka (with the support practices that enable us to apply it),and the Secret Rushens of body, voice, and mind.

Stella Rungen and Stoffeina Verdonk, authorized instructors of Yantra Yoga and Santi Maha Sangha, will be present and collaborate to guide you in the discovery and the experiences of these teachings transmitted by Chôgyal Namkhai Norbu.

Practical Information :


Place :  Dejamling, practice center of the Dzogchen Community, located in the heart of the Cévennes
Lieu dit Le Devès – Valbonne 30570 St André de Majencoules

http://dzogchen-fr.org/plans/ :
Itinerary and information about public transportation; we can pick you up at the Pont L’Hérault bus stop (please plan to make a small contribution for gas).

Dates : 2-day course (Saturday, 11/7 and Sunday 11/8).  Followed by 3 days of retreat and practice (from Monday 9 – Wednesday the 11th of November).

You may attend the course and the retreat separately or take the course followed by only one or two days of the retreat and practices, according to your availabilities.
N.B: the explanations will be given during the course (7-8th of November). The retreat, from 9-11th November will focus only on practice ; during this time the instructors will no longer be able to give detailed explanations.

Program :
(to be adjusted according to the number of participants)
Saturday 7 : Introduction to the meaning of Bodhicitta, the 7 Lojongs, and Secret Rushen
9-12:30 with a break
Welcome and introduction to practices, with Stoffelina and Stella
Prajnaparamira, Relative and Absolute Bodhicitta
Learning complete breathing and Kumbhaka
15:30-18:30 with break
Explanation and application of the Secret Rushen of the Body
Learning complete breathing and Kumbhaka
19h-20h Explanation and application of Secret Rushen of the mind
Sunday 8 : 7th Lodjong Day
9-12h30 with break
Training in the state beyond thought with the method of pleasure and emptiness
Explanation of the 7th Lodjong visualization.
Application of Kumbhaka in the practice of the 7th Lojong.
15-17h00
Training in the state beyond thought with the method of clarity and emptiness
Explanation of the visualization and of the practice.
Training in the real condition of phenomena completely beyond thought
17.30-19.00  Rhythmic breathing and the practice of Parlung
Monday  9
8-10   Yantra Yoga, Kumbhaka and its’ application in the 7th Lodjong
11-12.30  Mind training pratice , Lodjong 1/3
15- 16.30  Bodhicitta in action : the 6th Paramita of Discriminating Wisdom
17- 18.30   Yantra Yoga, Kumbhaka and its’ application in the 7th Lodjong
19- 20  Secret Rushen of the body and voice
Tuesday 10
8-10   Yantra Yoga, Kumbhaka and its’ application in the 7th Lodjong
11-12.30  Mind training practice, Lodjong 4/6
15.16.30  Question and answer session, exchanging
 
17- 18.30  Yantra Yoga, Kumbhaka and its’ application in the 7th Lodjong
19-20   Secret Rushen of the body and voice
Wednesday 11
 8-10   Yantra Yoga, Rhythmic Breathing
 11-12.30  Practice of the Secret Rushen of the Mind
13.00   Ganapuja for the new moon
14.00   Collective clean-up before departure
Fee :   Course (7-8th of Novembre) :
 – 67 euros for 2 day course for members or welcome card holders,  “ordinary” category
– 17 euros  for 2 day course for members or welcome card holders of the “support” category
– 42 euros  for the 2 day course for members or welcome card holders of the “limited resources” category
– For those not in possession of a 2015 welcome card or who haven’t paid the yearly membership fee to the International Dzogchen Community, the fee is 84 euros for the 2- day course.
Retreat (November 9-11 ) :
The 3- day retreat is on a (conscious) donation basis.
Housing at Dejamling:
Dormitory : 8€ per night, Camping : 5€ per night
If possible, please bring your own sheets and towels.
If you have a vehicle, you can choose to stay in a gîte or a Bed and Breakfast in Valbonne chez Winter ( 5 min drive) or at l’hôtel Le Mas de Cluny (15 min drive).
Meals :
Sharing of food brought by each participant, which we will prepare together. Those who are unable to bring food due to arrival by public transportation can make a financial contribution of 5€ per meal and 2€ for breakfast.
N.B : In order to attend this event it is necessary to have received the transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
For your information: a Worldwide Transmission will take place by webcast on Friday 11/6 at 13h. All are welcome at Dejamling on the 5th and 6th of November to prepare for the receiving of the Transmission, with the explanation given by Stoffelina Verdonk, authorized Santi Maha Sangha instructor. The two days related to the Worldwide Transmission (11/5 and 6) are free, open to all on a (conscious) donation basis.
Registration and information :dejamlingfr@gmail.com
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