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Recognizing the Nine Intermediate States of the Bardo

Saturday, October 31, 2020 – Sunday, November 1, 2020

Geshe Denma will teach us on the rarely taught text dzögchen tawa tok bap on the nine Bardos. Bardo teachings provide guidance on the stages of dying so we can transition with peace and consequently live with joy.

The Bardo is a Tibetan Buddhist concept roughly translated as “thrown between”. One of the Bardos arises between death and the next life. It is said to be much like dream (another form of Bardo), sleep, and deep meditative states when the edges of reality blur. Fear of the unknown and our attachment to people and possessions can result in difficulties at the moment of death or even in the thought of death. Bardo teachings create an opportunity to learn more about how to prepare for death by seeing it as a natural process within the cycle of life.

Join us for a weekend with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, who will gently continue to explain how we can understand this transition from a Bön Buddhist perspective.

Retreat teachings and practices will be taught in English. Live translation is available in Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Russian.

Retreat Schedule

SATURDAY, October 31, 2020
Central Daylight Time CDT

Session 1 10:00 – 11:15 am
Session 2 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Meal Break
Session 3 1:30 – 3:00 pm

SUNDAY, November 1, 2020
***Note CHANGE to Central Standard Time CST***

Session 1 10:00 – 11:15 am
Session 2 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Meal Break
Session 3 1:30 – 3:00 pm

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Registration

Registration is a 2 step process.  You must complete both steps.

  1. Complete payment through PayPal by clicking this button.  IMPORTANT:  After payment is completed, wait until you are brought back to the Ligmincha Texas website.
  2. Complete Zoom registration on the page you are returned to after you complete payment.  Once you are registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you by Zoom that includes your personal link to join the retreat.

Make sure to pay and complete your Zoom registration by Thursday, October 29th so we can assure that you receive the practice materials and schedule before the retreat.

Download the free Zoom app in advance of the retreat by going to https://zoom.us/download.

Retreat teachings and practices will be taught in English. Live translation is available in Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Russian. All recordings will be made available in these languages to registered participants.

Registrants can choose the following options: $125, $100, and $75. There is also an option to enter a greater or lesser amount.  Financial hardship need not prevent practitioners from attending teachings.  If your situation warrants it, please pay any amount you can comfortably afford by typing that in the box that says “Other Amount”.

For questions or more information, contact us at info@ligminchatexas.org.

Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, Resident Lama

Geshe Denma Gyaltsen is the resident lama of Ligmincha Texas. He arrived in Houston in January 2016 to serve as Ligmincha Texas’s first resident lama.

Geshe Denma was born in northern Nepal. His father brought him to Menri Monastery, India, regarded as the mother Bon monastery in exile, in 1981 to begin his program of study toward the Geshe degree. He received all the Bon teachings, initiations and transmissions in sutra, tantra and dzogchen from His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin, and His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.

When he became a senior student, he was asked to teach philosophy to younger students. He successfully completed this degree program in 1996 and was awarded the Geshe certificate, which is considered equivalent to a Ph.D. in Bön Buddhist philosophy and religion.

Geshe Denma was an accomplished teacher and in 1998 was appointed, with the approval of the Tibetan government in exile, first abbot of Zhu Rishing Yungdrung Kundak-Ling Monastery, a Bon Monastery in Sikkim, India by His Holiness. He served two terms in this capacity until 2003. In addition, from the time he graduated until 2008, Geshe Denma also was active in assisting Geshe Nyima Dakpa with the Bon Children’s Home, which houses many children in Dolanji, India, providing them with food, healthcare and free education.

Details

Start:
October 31 @ 10:00 am CDT
End:
November 1 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Organizer:
Ligmincha Texas
Phone:
‭(281) 202-5138‬
Email:
info@ligminchatexas.org
Organizer Website:
https://ligminchatexas.org