5-Day Retreat with Khenpo Choying Dorjee
7-Point Mind Training Retreat
A 5-day residential retreat where we will learn how to train our monkey mind through practicing relative and ultimate bodhicitta. Based on the text Ambrosia for the Mind by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, we will work on the verses of 7-point Mind Training through lectures, meditations and reflections.
About the Teacher—
Khenpo Choying Dorjee is a devoted student of the late Khen Rinpoche Kunga Wangchuk and Chabji Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
Khenpo joined the Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute (DKCLI) in 1992, receiving his khenpo title in 2002 and his khenpo degree (the monastic education equivalent of a PhD in Buddhism) in 2004. He then spent many years in various teaching and leadership roles at DKCLI, and in 2010 he was appointed as a teacher to Sakya Dungsay Avikrita Rinpoche.
In 2011, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche sent Khenpo as a visiting scholar to the University of California at Berkeley. Rinpoche also appointed him as the head principal of DCKLI for the 2013–2016 term. Since then, Khenpo has been directed by Khyentse Rinpoche to give teachings and to lead practices in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. He is known for his fresh and engaging way of presenting Buddhist philosophy, inspiring the many students who attend his teachings worldwide. Since 2020, Khenpo has served on the executive committee of 84000, and he is also on the advisory board of the Buddhist Digital Resource Center.
The teaching is by Donation and we appreciate your dana as it helps us cover our costs. Accommodation and meals at actuals.
6:30 am – 7:30 am Meditation
9:00 am – 10:30 am 1st Session
10:30 am – 11:00 am Tea Break
11:00 am – 12:30 am 2nd Session
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 3rd Session
3:30 – 4:00 Tea Break
4:00 – 5:00 4th Session
Evenings will consist of self-practice and reflection, informal discussions and movies.