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Date: July 20th-28th, 2019.


The Tsegyalgar East 4th Annual Summer Sangha Retreat

The Tsegyalgar East 4th Annual Summer Sangha Retreat
at Khandroling the Land of the Dakinis


Dear Vajra Family,

We look forward to seeing you at Khandroling this summer!

Please check our schedule regularly for updates. We have added lunch talks with Menpa Phuntsog Wangmo and Ãcãrya Malcolm Smith, as well as art activities with Amanda Pollock.

We will soon be providing you a lunch menu to order from.

The early bird registration fee of $300 ends on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Your donation helps fund the retreat and sustains our facitilities and programs.

If you have any items that you would be willing to donate to the auction, please let us know by emailing gakyil@tsegyalgar.org.

Thank you,

Tsegyalgar East Gakyil


Come practice with us this summer at Khandroling, Buckland, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 28, 2019
Save the dates, we await you!

Learn and practice along with the following authorized International Dzogchen Community (IDC) instructors:

  • Khaita Joyful Dance instructor: Nataly Nitsche
  • Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructors: Mariano Gil, Michael Katz and Lynn Newdome
  • Vajra Dance instructors: Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O'Kelly 
  • Yantra Yoga instructors: Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz

The Summer Sangha Retreat is open to those with transmission.

Reserve today, or simply show your support. Your $50 deposit helps fund the retreat and sustain our Gar's programs. The early bird registration special of $300 ends on Saturday, July 6, 2019.
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If you need financial assistance, wish to apply for work exchange, and/or volunteer for Karma Yoga, and are an IDC member, please contact bluegakyil@tsegyalgar.org.

Please consider giving a donation to the Sponsorship Program.


DAILY SCHEDULE


Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • 2:00pm-3:30pm: Meet & Greet/Registration
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm: Medium Thun explanation and practice with Mariano Gil
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm: Khaita
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm: Vajra Dance Thun

Sunday, July 21, 2019

  • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Collective Practice - Guru Yoga of the White A
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Yantra Yoga for Beginners, and Intermediate Yantra Yoga  with Pranayamas (must have experience with preliminaries) with Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch & Registration
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch Talk - Origin of Delusion with Ãcãrya Malcolm Smith
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Green Tara Explanation and Practice with Michael Katz
  • 4:15pm-5:45pm: Introduction to Vajra Dance with Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O’Kelly
    *Starting with Vajra Dance of the Four Contemplations (first verse of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra)
  • 6:15pm-7:45pm: Khaita with Nataly Nitsche
  • 8:00pm: Chöd Practice

Monday, July 22, 2019

  • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Collective Practice - 25 Spaces/Vajrasattva
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Yantra Yoga for Beginners, and Intermediate Yantra Yoga  with Pranayamas (must have experience with preliminaries) with Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch and Registration
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Vajra Dance Thun
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Deepening our understanding of the Song of the Vajra with Mariano Gil
    **Deepening our understanding of the Song of the Vajra - Learn proper timing and melody, overview of meaning and related practices.
  • 4:15pm-5:45pm: Introduction to Vajra Dance with Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O’Kelly*
  • 6:15pm-7:45pm: Khaita with Nataly Nitsche
  • 8:00pm: Guardian Practice

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Collective Practice - Green Tara
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Yantra Yoga for Beginners, and Intermediate Yantra Yoga  with Pranayamas (must have experience with preliminaries) with Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch and Registration
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Vajra Dance Thun
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Rediscovering Shine and Bodhisattva practices from the Base with Lynn Newdome
  • 4:15pm-5:45pm: Introduction to Vajra Dance with Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O’Kelly*
  • 6:15pm-7:45pm: Khaita with Nataly Nitsche
  • 8:00pm: Chöd

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

  • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Collective Practice - Guru Yoga of the White A
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Yantra Yoga for Beginners, and Intermediate Yantra Yoga  with Pranayamas (must have experience with preliminaries) with Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch and Registration
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: COMMUNITY MEETING at the Vajra Hall
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: 7th Lojong with Mariano Gil and Max Leshchenko
  • 4:15pm-5:45pm: Introduction to Vajra Dance with Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O’Kelly*
  • 6:15pm-7:45pm: Khaita with Nataly Nitsche
  • 8:00pm: Guardian Practice

Thursday, July 25, 2019

  • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Collective Practice - 25 Spaces/Vajrasattva
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Yantra Yoga for Beginners, and Intermediate Yantra Yoga  with Pranayamas (must have experience with preliminaries) with Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch and Registration
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Vajra Dance Thun
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Green Tara Portrait Project - demo with Amanda Pollock from Khandroling Paper Coop
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Rediscovering Shine and Bodhisattva practices from the Base with Lynn Newdome
  • 4:15pm-5:45pm: Introduction to Vajra Dance with Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O’Kelly*
  • 6:15pm-7:45pm: Khaita with Nataly Nitsche
  • 8:00pm: Chöd

Friday, July 26, 2019

  • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Collective Practice - Green Tara
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Yantra Yoga for Beginners, and Intermediate Yantra Yoga  with Pranayamas (need to have experience with preliminaries) with Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch and Registration
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Vajra Dance Thun
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lotus origami with Amanda Pollock from the Khandroling Paper Coop 
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Deepening our understanding of the Song of the Vajra with Mariano Gil**
  • 4:15pm-5:45pm: Introduction to Vajra Dance with Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O’Kelly*
  • 6:15pm: Barbecue - Live Auction (at Vajra Hall)

Saturday, July 27, 2019

  • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Collective Practice - Guru Yoga of the White A
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Yantra Yoga for Beginners, and Intermediate Yantra Yoga  with Pranayamas (need to have experience with preliminaries) with Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch & Registration
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch Talk - Tibetan Medicine in Daily Life with Menpa Phuntsog Wangmo (Ping Cuowangmu)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Semdzin practices with Michael Katz
  • 4:15pm-5:45pm: Introduction to Vajra Dance with Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O’Kelly*
  • 6:15pm-7:30pm: Dakini Day Ganapuja with the Dance Song of the Vajra
    We will provide food. Donations welcome.
  • 8:00pm: Khaita with Nataly Nitsche

Sunday, July 28, 2019

  • 8:00am-8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Collective Practice - Green Tara
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: 7th Lojong with Mariano Gil and Max Leshchenko
  • 12:30pm: Short Ganapuja with Marme Monlam
    We will provide food. Donations welcome.
  • 1:30pm: End of Retreat Karma Yoga Cleanup