Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche at Gomde California

August 1-18, 2017  |  Leggett, CA
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Part 1:  August 10-13

Gateway to Buddhist Practice

Following afternoon registration and dinner, the seminar begins Thursday evening August 10 with a teaching by Lama Tsultrim Sangpo. Then, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will introduce students to the practice of the Buddhist path, presenting the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible and applicable for the modern practitioner. This seminar is perfect for beginners as well as long-time practitioners, guiding us all through the crucial key points of genuine Buddhist practice.  The final day of the program will be the group practice of The Ocean of Amrita under Rinpoche’s guidance.

Part 2:  August 12-18


Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature
Rinpoche will guide students to the recognition of our buddha nature, bringing us to a fresh, immediate experience of our intrinsic awareness. Students will receive guidance on how to avoid pitfalls in meditation practice and how to apply meditation practice in daily life.

Please note that attendance of Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature is restricted to those who have met any one of the following requirements:

  • Have completed, or begun with the intention to complete, the preliminary practices (ngondro).
  • Have attended a previous seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche.
  • Have completed the First Excellence in the Tara’s Triple Excellence program.

August 13

Ocean of Amrita Puja
Rinpoche will lead the Gomde community in our annual ritual practice of The Ocean of Amrita, a profound practice for purifying samaya, the sacred commitments that mark our relationships with our teachers and link all of us together as practitioners in the same Vajrayana community.  This event is open to everyone.  Attendance at this event in included in the other programs.

Register here for the Full Program – August 10-18
Register here for Part 1 – August 10-13
Register here for Ocean of Amrita Puja only – August 13
Register here for Part 2 – August 12-18

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