2021 Weekend Intensive on " Teaching on Kalachakra Six Session Guru Yoga " from June 25 to 27, 2021
From 9am until 5pm
Namgyal Monastery office / 607-279-8805
Weekend Intensive Teaching on " Kalachakra Six Session Guru Yoga" through online Zoom Meeting from June 25 to 27, 2021 with Geshe Lobsang Dhondup - Translation by Palden Oshoe.
The Kalachakra (The Wheel of Time) is a unique system of the highest yoga tantra in Tibetan Buddhism. Its practice is considered very subtle and important to the cultivation of personal inner peace and thereby extension, the practice of cultivating world peace. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has given many Kalachakra initiations, and provided numerous teachings on Kalachakra throughout the world. His Holiness has designated Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca as Du Khor Choe Ling, The Land of Kalachakra Study and Practice.
The Kalachakra Six Session Guru Yoga text provides a relatively short form of this profound practice. The practice of guru yoga is considered an important aspect of tantric practice in Mahayana Buddhism. Tantric meditation largely depends on the inspiration of the teacher (guru) that is transmitted through an unbroken lineage of the teachings and practice. Hence, guru yoga is both an essential foundation and the life force of the path in tantric practice. During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will provide explanation and commentary on the Kalachakra Six Session Guru Yoga text.
Students who wish to attend this teaching should either have already received the Kalachakra Initiation or have a strong aspiration and commitment to receive the initiation in the future.
Geshe Lobsang Dhondup was born on the 15th of August 1974 in Orissa, India. He studied in the local primary school to the age of twelve. Geshe Lobsang Dhondup joined Sera Mey Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India where began his basic monastic education including Tibetan grammar and script, memorization of Buddhist scriptures.
He completed his Karam (Bachelors in Buddhist Philosophy, Lopon (Master in Buddhist Philosophy) and Geshe Lharam (Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy) degrees securing first division in every field. Geshe Lobsang Dhondup presented his Geshe Lharam Oral examination in presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent two years in Gyurmed Monastery studying Sangag Gyundy Shi and obtained an additional honorary degree of Geshe Ngagram (Master of Trantrayana)
After completing this additional degree Geshe Lobsang Dhondup returned to Sera Mey monastery and taught Buddhist Philosophy to the younger monks for three years and at present he is teaching faculty at Namgyal Monastery – Tantric College in Dharamsala, India.
Friday - Introductory Talk: June 25th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
9:00-10:15: Morning Session
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 2nd Morning Session
12:00-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00- 3:15 Afternoon Session
3:15 - 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 - 5:00 2nd Afternoon Session
9:00 - 10-15
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 Last Session
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