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Public Meditation Course 2015-2016


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We would like to invite you to the annual Public Meditation Course (PMC) at KIBI, to be held from the 24th of December 2015 to the 2nd of January 2016. The course will begin with an introduction to the program and celebration dinner on the evening of December 24th, and will finish with a conclusion ceremony on the morning of January 2nd.

PMC Teachers and Teachings

We are happy to announce that HH Karmapa has confirmed that he will once again bless us with his presence and teach and guide meditation practices throughout the course. His teaching schedule, along with the schedule for the rest of the program, will be uploaded onto the KIBI website once finalized.

Following on from last year, Dupsing Rinpoche will continue teaching on Ngondro. This year the focus will be on the practice of Dorje Sempa (Vajrasattva). Rinpoche will not only impart his profound knowledge but will also lead group practices. Every morning there will also be an opportunity to take the Sojong vows with Rinpoche for those who wish to.

This year Ven. Dupon Nyigyam from Sharminub Retreat Centre in Kathmandu will give us teachings on Shine (Shamatha). He is a highly qualified master in Mahamudra practice and he is also the current retreat master of the Karma Kagyu retreat centre in Pharping. Since he speaks only Tibetan we will arrange English translation.

Programme

 

Date & Time

 

6:00 to 7:30

 

9:00 to 11:00

 

14:00 to 16:00

 

17:00 to 18:30

24/12/2015

Thursday

3:30pm to 4:pm Course introductions, 4:pm to 4:30pm Tea break, 4:30pm to 6pm Sojong and Four Foundations Introduction

 

 

25/12/2015

Friday

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Granting Sojong Vows (Dikcha)

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Four Foundations Overview

Four Foundations Transmission

 

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Shamatha Introduction

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Chenrezig Practice

(Transmission and Instruction)

 

26/12/2015

Saturday

 

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Granting Sojong Vows

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Taking Refuge & Dorje Sempa

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Shamatha Meditation

Teaching & Practice

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Chenrezig Practice

(Meditation on Compassion)

 

27/12/2015

Sunday

 

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Granting Sojong Vows

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Taking Refuge & Dorje Sempa

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Shamatha Meditation

Teaching & Practice

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Chenrezig Practice

(Meditation on Compassion)

 

28/12/2015

Monday

 

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Granting Sojong Vows

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Taking Refuge & Dorje Sempa

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Shamatha Meditation

Teaching & Practice

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Chenrezig Practice

(Meditation on Compassion)

 

29/12/2015

Tuesday

 

H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa

Granting Sojong Vows

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Taking Refuge & Dorje Sempa

 

H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa

Teaching on Meditation

H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa

Chenrezig Practice

(Meditation on Compassion)

 

30/12/2015

Wednesday

 

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Granting Sojong Vows

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Taking Refuge & Dorje Sempa

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Shamatha Meditation

Teaching & Practice

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Chenrezig Practice

(Meditation on Compassion)

 

31/12/2015

Thursday

 

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Granting Sojong Vows

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Taking Refuge & Dorje Sempa

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Shamatha Meditation

Teaching & Practice

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Chenrezig Practice

(Meditation on Compassion)

 

1/01/2016

Friday

 

Ven. Dupon Nyigyam

Granting Sojong Vows

 

Ven. Dupsing Rinpoche

Taking Refuge & Dorje Sempa

 

H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa

Teaching on Meditation

H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa

Chenrezig Practice & Final Dedication

& Lamp Offerings

 

2/01/2016

Saturday

 

 

 

Conclusion

Aspiration Prayers

 

 

 

 

Schedule

  • 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Mahayana Sojong
  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Second Foundation practice
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Communal lunch for Sojong practitioner
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch for non-Sojong participants
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Teaching and Meditation: Shamatha Practice
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tea break (hot drinks will be served for Sojong practitioners)
  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Chenrezig Practice

Registering for the PMC 

This time we have prepared an online form for you to register for the course.
This is a link for registration >> 

To complete registration, please email a copy of your passport to info@kibi-edu.org (even if you already did so when you registered last time). In addition, please also email us a copy of your visa once you have received it. Kindly title both the passport and visa files with your name as it is shown in your passport (e.g. Maria-Elena Fedorova.jpg).

Staying at KIBI before and after the PMC

If you would like to stay at KIBI before traveling to Bodhgaya for the Kagyu Monlam (or elsewhere), please email your request to the accommodation department outlining the days you want to stay: kibihostel@gmail.com. After the Monlam, KIBI will be fully booked with PMC participants.

Keep in Mind

1. Please, be mindful about your conduct in order to create a conducive environment for all participants.
2. It is not allowed to invite any visitors or not registered friends to KIBI during the 9-days retreat.
3. Meals, starting with dinner on December 24th until lunch of January 2nd, are included in the course fee.
4. Room and meals before 24th of December and after 2nd of January will be charged separately.

 

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