Big Indian Meditation Sanctuary Seva work weekend
May
11
to May 12

Big Indian Meditation Sanctuary Seva work weekend

  • 126 Lost Clove Road Big Indian, NY, 12410 United States (map)
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Please join us as we fill into our center’s newest facilities. Volunteers welcome and needed to clean up the Big Indian center and get it ready for all the wonderful activities we have planned for spring and summer. For more information and to let us know you’re comming so we can get drinks and snacks ready…. please write: info@bodhivastu.org

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Naga Puja with Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche and Lama Rangbar Big Indian center
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Naga Puja with Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche and Lama Rangbar Big Indian center

  • 126 Lost Clove Road Big Indian, NY, 12410 United States (map)
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Naga Offering Ceremony at the Bodhivastu Big Indian Meditation Retreat and Healing Sanctuary

Bhakha Tulku RInpoche and Lama Rangbar will lead a complete Naga Offering ceremony from Dudjom Lingpa’s cycle called: “Lutor Dutsii Gyatso”. This is a morning session practice. This practice of offering purified medicines and food to the Nagas helps all beings balance and enrich the five elements by restoring relations with local beings.

All are welcome and those wishing to attend should inform us by writing an email to info@bodhivastu.org

To make offerings in order to connect and form a material link to the blessing stream please visit:

https://www.thegreatawakening.org/checkout/donate?donatePageId=55084d80e4b02845a8a354be

and mention “Naga Offering Ceremony” in the memo space provided.

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Gutor Reversing of Negativity at the Academy
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Gutor Reversing of Negativity at the Academy

Friday evening is only prep while Saturday all day is the main practice. Schedule:

FRIDAY February 1st Day I
6:30 PM to 8:30PM Opening prayers, Vajrakilaya Sadhana and Vajrakilaya Mantra accumulation, commencement of reversing practices and supplication of Dharma Protectors. Making tormas, light dinner and sleepover at the Academy.

SATURDAY February 2nd Day II
8:00AM to 12:00PM, Opening prayers, Vajrakilaya Sadhana and Vajrakilaya Mantra accumulation
12:00PM to 2:00PM Lunch break
2:00PM to 4:30PM -Eve. session; continued Vajrakilaya mantra recitation, commencement of reversing practices and supplication of Dharma Protectors.
4:30PM to 6:30PM Center cleaning. Out with the stagnant old, to make room for the new and fresh. Cleaning of the Academy Center (volunteers are needed to help clean the center)

Pre-registration for this event is a requirement as spaces are very limited and pre-planning is required. Please confirm your participation by replying to this email by January 26th.

Please bring food (pot luck) to share with fellow community if attending any of these days.

There is no cost for attending this practice however donations are appreciated to help cover costs for the puja and hosting the group. Whether attending in person or not, a connection to the process and blessings can be made to the practices by making offerings towards substances and the hosting of the event. Donations of support can be made online and please mention 'Gutor' in the memo space;

https://www.thegreatawakening.org/checkout/donate?donatePageId=55084d80e4b02845a8a354be

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Lama Rangbar Teaching at Rigdzin France Drollo Ling, Graulhet, France
Dec
19
to Dec 27

Lama Rangbar Teaching at Rigdzin France Drollo Ling, Graulhet, France

We are pleased to announce a teaching from Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer

22 and 23 December 2018

Commentary and transmission on making offerings for the deceased (Sur Chod)

Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer, is a Mantra lineage holder who has trained in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition over the past 30 years with many great teachers such as Dudjom Rinpoche and Chatral Rinpoche.

Lama Rangbar exemplifies the transfer of Eastern Wisdom to Western mind. His teachings are always fresh and up to date yet solidly based on the authenticity of the Nyingmapa tradition. His presentation of awakened mind is warm, playful and invigorating.

The practice of offerings for the deceased (tibetan “Sur-chod”) is done to remove obstacles for the deceased and also to purify karmic debts for the living.

Information and bookings : 06 85 78 46 99 (Rinchen) contact@rigdzin.fr

Place : Drollo Ling Chalet, Graulhet Schedule : 9h30 - 12h & 14h30 - 17h
55€ one day ; 100€ both days

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

December 17th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.  

This day is also the anniversary of Guru Dorje Drollo, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations.  On the 10th day of the month of the Tiger, Guru Rinpoche conjured his wrathful form at Paro Taktsang in Bhutan and subdued all the local deities and treasure guardians.  He then made them the protectors of the Terma teachings (hidden treasures) concealed in both central and remote places in teh Himalayas, and entrusted them with the secret oral instructions, to be given in the future to Tertons (treasure discoverers) at suitable times.  He became known as Guru Dorje Drollo or Vajrakrodha, the Guru of the Adamantine Wrath.

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 Dec 7-10th Lama Rangbar in Vilnius Lithuania and Schedule starts New Moon
Dec
7
to Dec 10

Dec 7-10th Lama Rangbar in Vilnius Lithuania and Schedule starts New Moon


Dec 7 (Fri) 15:20 Lama Rangbar arrives at Vilnius airport : Dinner 19:00-21:00 Evening talk in the Dhrama center Teachings topic: The way of life for Ngakpas and Ngakmas. Roles and responsibilities. Cultivating proper Relations between lama and disciple in today's world.

Dharmapala practices in Tibetan Buddhism. Methods and meaning Dec 8 (Sat) 9:00-10:00 - Sang practice 10:00-13:00 - Teachings 15:00-19:00 - Teachings Dec 9 (Sun) 9:00-10:00 - Sang practice 10:00-13:00 - Teachings 15:00-19:00 - Teachings

Dec 10 (Mon) Private interviews / sightseeing 16:00 Flight to Geneva

For more details please Contact: Rangdrol Longyang: aidasark@gmail.com

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Guru Rinpoche Day
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Guru Rinpoche Day

November 17th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.  (Please see the Mariamma event at Big Indian for Information about Guru Rinpoche day on the 17th)

This day also marks the Anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations. On the 10th day of the month of the Ox, Guru Rinpoche arrived in Central Tibet.  After he subdued the hostile demons and local deities of Tibet, he erected teh great monastery of Chokhor Palgyi Samye, and lit the lamp of the Holy Dharma of the Sutras and Mantras.  Guiding his 25 disciples and the king to liberation, he became known as Guru Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born Guru.

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Annual Mariamma Celebration and Prosperity Puja
Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Annual Mariamma Celebration and Prosperity Puja

This November 17th (Guru Rinpoche day) we will be having our closing-winter event at our Big Indian center with a sang and Mariamma puja for prosperity for all. We will perform a riwo sang chod purifying offering followed by Mariamma Ritrod Lomma Gyonma Tara offering ceremony. After this, the group will go into the woods to place several Kashyapa Buddha Relic stupas across the landscape of the Big Indian retreat sanctuary to bless the entire area.

There is a list of ingredients needed and people can either reply by email saying what you'll bring or if you wish to donate for the puja online please use the link below.

2 Fresh coconut with milk inside
Cookies
Sweets and candies
Fruits and berries
Nuts
Rock sugar
Limes
Milk
Yogurt
Tsok items of all kinds
The usual sang ingredients
Lots of fresh juniper or cedar greens needed!

The puja set up will start at 9:30 so please try to be on time to help set up. We should complete puja by 1:00 PM. Please bring some pot luck snacks for lunch.

Please dress warmly, and bring cushions to sit on and lap blankets.  Please email Sapana at info@bodhivastu.org if you plan on attending.

To donate towards the puja online please use this link.

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