Tharpi Lamdrenma


Intensive Phowa retreat with Lama Sangye Monlam in Yeshe Sal Ling, Austria, December 27, 2015 - January 9, 2016

We will practice phowa intensively, in four sessions each day, for one week or longer (up to two weeks) until signs occur. To register, send mail to (Sophie).

The intensive Phowa practice retreat is primarily for practitioners who have already received phowa instructions - Ma Gyud phowa, Atri phowa, or rainbow tent phowa - and want to practice intensively in a group under supervision of Lama Sangye.

The Lama will refresh the Phowa instructions (focussing on Atri phowa) and then we will practice intensively, 4 sessions per day, for a week, or longer (up to two weeks) until signs occur. Lama Sangye will then give instructions on how to keep up practice in our daily life to prepare for the use of phowa in our final moments.

Prerequisites: You should have had teachings and reading transmission (khrid and lung) for phowa in the Bön tradition from a qualified Lama, for one of the following kinds of phowa: Ma Gyud, Atri, or rainbow tent phowa. If you have not had such teachings, send mail to to ask about prerequisites. If you have practiced at least some ngondro, it might still be possible to participate.

Arrival: Please arrive either on Sat. Dec 26 before 8pm or on Sun. Dec 27 between 9 and 10:15. You are welcome to participate in evening meditation on Saturday 8:00-9:00pm and Chöd 9:00-9:15pm and on Sunday morning in Sangchö 7:30-8:00am and morning meditation 8:00-9:00am. The actual Phowa retreat starts with a teaching by Lama Sangye at 10:30 on Sunday Dec 27.

Further teachings by Lama Sangye Monlam here.