Gomadevi Retreat in Amsterdam

GomaDeviGuru Wisdom Dakini Goma Devi
Short, Medium and Long Tuns, Explanation and Practice
Led by Enzo Terzano
March 27 – April 1 in Amsterdam
The course is also open to those who do not know the Vajra Dance!
The practice of Jnanadakini Gomadevi belongs to the precious cycle of teachings The Luminous Clarity of the Universe, Heart Essence of the Dakini (Klong chen ‘od gsal mkha’ ‘gro ‘i snying thig), and was received by Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu through a series of revelations in dreams in a period going from 1985 to 2007. This practice, which can be combined with the Dance of the Song of the Vajra, has been transmitted in different forms: long, medium and short. In this retreat we will study and practice all three versions. We will receive instructions on use of ritual instruments and mudras. One can do the practice using ritual instruments such as the damaru and the vajra and bell, or only with the vajra and bell, or even without using ritual instruments simply by doing the mudras.
The retreat will have two parts:
1. Explanation & Practice of the Short Tun
2. Explanation & Practice of the Medium and Long Tun
Transmission requirements:
People who received the transmission of the Mantra of the Essence at the end of retreats or via webcast can participate only in the first part of the retreat. When we start the explanation of the medium and long tun, it is required to have received the initiation of Gomadevi (Tashigar Norte 2002, 2004,2005,2007, Tashigar Sur 2004, Tsegyalgar 2005, Merigar 2010) or the Direct Introduction related to Jnanadakini (Crimea 2005, Merigar 2005, Namgyalgar 2009 (also via webcast), Merigar 2010 and Tsegyalgar East 2012 (also via webcast)). Because in the Medium and Long practice, the presence in the visualization of the Inner Mandala is dedicated to practitioners who received initiation.
Note:  The practice of each session will be combined with the Dance of the Song of the Vajra. People who don’t know Vajra Dance can apply Song of the Vajra.
The content of the Program will be as follows:

Part 1, Days 1-3. Explanation & Practice of the Short Tun.
– Introduction to the Inner practice of Guru Jñanadakini Gomadevi: the Lineage and the sources.
– Visualization of Gomadevi.
– Preliminaries.
– Refuge and Bodhicitta.
– Essential explanation of the Short Tun of GomadeviPart 2, Days 4-6. Explanation & Practice of the Medium and Long Tun.
– Visualization of the Inner Mandala
– Visualization and Melody of the Action of the Body of Guru Jñanadakini Gomadevi.
– Visualizations and Melody of the Action of the Voice of Guru Jñanadakini Gomadevi.
– Mudra without ritual instruments.
– The Action of the Mind of Guru Jñanadakini Gomadevi.
– The ritual instruments: the bell and vajra and related mudras.
– Dedication, invocation for the spread of the teaching and empowerment of the dedication.
– The ritual instruments: the damaru and the bell.

The times of the sessions per day will be as follows:

Part 1. Short Tun.
Day 1, March 27. De Loods
Session 1: 10.00 – 12.30
Session 2: 14.30 – 17.00 (including Ganapuja)
Day 2, March 28. De Loods
Session 1: 10.00 – 12.30
Session 2: 13.45 – 16.15 (we have to be out by 16.30)
Day 3, March 29. De Loods
Session 1: 10.00 – 12.30
Session 2: 14.30 – 17.00
Part 2. Medium and Long Tun.
Day 4, March 30. De Gouden Leeuw.
Session 1: 10.00 – 12.30
Session 2: 14.30 – 17.00
Day 5, March 31. De Gouden Leeuw.
Session 1: 10.00 – 12.30
Session 2: 14.30 – 17.00
Day 6, April 1. De Gouden Leeuw.
Session 1: 10.00 – 12.30
Session 2: 14.30 – 17.00

The practice of each session will be combined with the Dance of the Song of the Vajra. People who don’t know Vajra Dance can apply Song of the Vajra.

Prices:

“Early bird” prices, i.e. registration and payment before March 5, 2013. After this date regular prices apply.
Ordinary:       €200, early bird €150,       day price €35.
Reduced:        €170, early bird €130,       day price €30.
Sustaining:     €130, early bird €100,       day price €25.
If your participation is hindered by financial considerations, please write to us to discuss and agree a suitable arrangement.
Payment details:
Payment from the Netherlands:
Account number: 6065880
Stichting Dzogchen
ING Bank
International payments:
IBAN: NL72INGB000606065880
BIC: INGBNL2A
Stichting Dzogchen
PO Box 11119
1001 GC Amsterdam
PayPal payments:
Use the following email address: info@dzogchen.nl.
Location:
We will have two locations: Studio De Loods for the first three days of the retreat (Part 1), and De Gouden Leeuw  – for the last three days (Part 2).
March 27-29: 
Studio “De Loods”
Prinseneiland 20G
1013 LR Amsterdam
March 30 – April 1
De Gouden Leeuw – Dance Hall
Gouden Leeuw 900
1103 KV Amsterdam
Accomodation in Amsterdam:
There is (limited) possibility to stay in the houses of local practitioners. Please write for that to info@dzogchen.nl.
Transmission requirements:
People who received the transmission of the Mantra of the Essence at the end of retreats or via webcast can participate only in the first part of the retreat. To participate in the explanation of the medium and long tun, it is required to have received the initiation of Gomadevi (Tashigar Norte 2002, 2004,2005,2007, Tashigar Sur 2004, Tsegyalgar 2005, Merigar 2010) or the Direct Introduction related to Jnanadakini (Crimea 2005, Merigar 2005, Namgyalgar 2009 (also via webcast), Merigar 2010 and Tsegyalgar East 2012 (also via webcast)). Because in the Medium and Long practice, the presence in the visualization of the Inner Mandala is dedicated to practitioners who received initiation.
For information, registration & accommodation, please contact the Dutch Gakyil:info@dzogchen.nl

 

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