Life is filled with many opportunities, if only we know how to make best use of them. In this retreat we will explore the clear methods and practical approaches used in the Tibetan Tradition to take full advantage of this life. These methods include how to meditate, work with our dreams and how to prepare for death. Considering these methods will enable us to bring greater meaning to our short and long-term goals in this life and beyond.
Practical guidance and understanding of the Traditional Tibetan methods known as the Six Bardo states will be explored, the state of waking, dreaming, meditation, dying, Dharmata (the radiance of enlightenment) and becoming (the time between death and rebirth).
About the teacher
Ven. Tenpa’i Gyaltsen has been studying and practising Tibetan Buddhism intensively for more than ten years. During that time he has received a wide variety of teachings and instructions from masters such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jetsun Khandro Rinpoché, Garchen Rinpoché, Lama Zopa Rinpoché and Alan Wallace. However, for the last five years, he has been working closely with his main teacher, the Kalachakra Master, Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö. Together, they have authored more than seven books in the English language presenting all stages of the Buddhist path, ranging from the basics of meditation up to advanced yogic practices. Tenpa’i Gyaltsen is currently based at the Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute in Belgrave, Australia where he gives weekly Dharma classes and supports Khentrul Rinpoché in his many altruistic activities.
Nestled in hundreds of acres of State and National forest the Maitripa Centre will provide the perfect space to contemplate life’s opportunities. Each participant on this retreat will have a private room allowing them to meditate in isolation when desired. Group sessions will be held in the meditation hall and meals will be served in the dining hall.