June 28th- July 3rd: Mahāmudrā Levels 1 and 2 & Ngöndro Retreat with Tulku Migmar Tsering
For New Retreatants Level 1: Participants who are participating in this retreat for the first time will be led through the four mind-changings, the four foundations (or preliminary practices), and then through the detailed stages of śamatha with and without focus, including natural state śamatha. Practicing these different techniques of meditation enables us to gain mastery over our minds and lays the necessary foundation for the ensuing practice of vipaśyanā, or insight meditation where we are introducted to the true nature of mind.
For Returning Retreatants Level 2 : Students who have attended previous retreats or have had previous experience and gained some stability in śamatha practice, will receive more instruction in vipaśyanā meditation. Tulku Migmar will impart pith instructions and give advice on overcoming common obstacles to meditation practice. Returning students will spend longer periods in practice application during this retreat.
For Ngondro Students: Tulku Migmar will be able to give the lung for this practice and offer teachings and advice to students just starting as well as those continuing.
Mahamudra Retreat starts on Friday June 28 at 4pm and ends on Wednesday July 3 at lunchtime