Yamantaka Retreat at Nalanda

Yamantaka Retreat at Nalanda
Dates: 4th January 2020 – 25th January 2020

Retreat Leader: Ven Thubten Wangchuk
Requirements: Those attending must have received a Solitary Hero Yamantaka empowerment.

Cost: 525 Euros for food, coffee/ tea and lodging; staying additional days is possible; donation for fire puja and retreat leader.

Start and Finish times: The retreat will start Saturday January 4th, 2020 at 4 PM and will finish with a burnt offering on Saturday January 25th. The burnt offering will be in the morning and will be over by 1 PM. Although not part of the nearing retreat, a self-entry will be performed on Sunday 26th. Those having done the burnt offering are welcome to participate.

People are welcome to arrive a bit earlier and leave the day after if travelling long distances. If you want to participate in the burnt offering and return during the weekend please try to book your ticket late on Sunday the 26th (after 16h) to avoid time pressure.
Accommodation: Dormitory beds and single rooms will be available at Nalanda Monastery (unfortunately, we have only a limited number for women). Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

About the Retreat:
Ven. Wangchuk initially kindly agreed to lead this retreat for some monks and was happy that other practitioners who have had a Solitary Hero Yamantaka empowerment would join in. Therefore, this retreat will be open to anyone who has received the Solitary Hero Yamantaka empowerment.

The retreat will comprise four sessions of the sadhana each day, complemented by a daily instruction session through which the whole practice will be gradually taught. Those who complete the mantra count will perform a burnt offering at the end of the retreat at Nalanda or nearby Institut Vajra Yogini.

About the Teacher:
Ven. Wangchuk Ven. Wangchuk has studied with many great masters of this and the previous generation, as well as having studied many commentaries. His teachings on the practice are clear and reliable.

Thubten Wangchuk was born in 1957 in Geneva, Switzerland. He met the Buddha Dharma in 1979 through attending the one-month November course at Kopan monastery in Nepal. After participating in a few more Kopan November courses and several group retreats in India and Nepal, he received monastic ordination from Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche in 1985 and lived a few more years in the East before joining Nalanda Monastery in France in the late eighties to study with Khen Rinpoche Jampa Thegchok and Geshe Tashi Tsering.


To receive more information and to register, please contact the retreat organizer, Ven. Tendar, by email.

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