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Khorde Rushen from Kunsang Nyingtig - Dzogchen preliminary practices with Lama Sangye Monlam in Vienna, May 8-9, 2013

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Time: Wed May 8 and Thu May 9, 2013 11am-1pm and 3-5pm
Place: Drikung-Gonpa, Vienna, Austria. 1010 Wien, Fleischmarkt 16, in the Buddhist Center. Door opener says "OeBR-Meditationsraeume".
Cost: Euro 80
Registration and further information: send mail to (Sophie) -- please register early to facilitate planning.

Kuntu Zangpo On May 8 and 9, 2013, in Vienna Lama Sangye Mönlam will teach the rushen practices from Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen's dzogchen textbook Kunsang Nyingtig. The title of Shardza Rinpoche's text is usually translated as "heartdrops of Dharmakaya". In plain English it means something like "essential information on the dzogchen state". This dzogchen text is a concise abstract of dzogchen practice from the very beginnings to the end of the path. As usual with dzogchen texts, it is not suitable for independent study, but one needs the explanations of an experienced Lama to put its instructions into practice successfully.

Lama Sangye Mönlam is a Lama of the Bön monastery Triten Norbutse in Kathmandu. He is currently living and teaching in France in the European outpost of Triten Norbutse, the meditation center Shenten Dargye Ling. Lama Sangye has already taught in Austria a few times (Tummo 2009, Trulkhor 2010). In 2011 he began a systematic course of teachings (one week in spring every year) on the mother tantra (Ma Gyud) in Graz, which course he will continue in spring 2014.

In May 2013, Lama Sangye will teach rushen practices. "Rushen" literally means "separating samsara and nirvana". The purpose of the practice is to jank us apruptly out of our ingrained habits, out of our usual self-image, and out of our everyday world-view. In the resulting void, if we can leave it as it is (not refurnishing it with new concepts, a new self-image, etc.) the dzogchen state manifests - this elusive, hard to describe state that combines emptiness, clarity and bliss in the absence of conceptual thinking, and which is the base of the dzogchen path.

Lama Sangye's dzogchen rushen teachings in Vienna May 8-9 2013 are suitable for beginners as well as for more advanced practitioners. For registrations and any questions, send mail to (Sophie).