June 30 – July 4, 2017|Merigar retreat

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June 30 – July 4, 2017

Merigar retreat 

If you have not yet done so, please take a moment to register now

retreat schedule


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Sessions of explanation and practice with instructors of the Dzogchen Community
Friday, June 30, 17:00

 

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Every day Khaita Joyful Dances at 17:00

 

general information

infoAccess to the sessions is free and open to all.

If you have not yet done so, please take a moment to register now

The Sessions of explanation and practice will take place in the Gönpa of Merigar, the Temple of the Great Contemplation and in the Mandala Hall. Shoes are left outside the Gönpa before entering, and we sit on the floor. A limited amount of cushions are available, but you are also welcome to bring your own.
If you need to sit on the chair, please notify Merigar Office in advance at office@dzogchen.it to ensure that a seat can be reserved for you.

Given the large number participants, we request that you do not bring your dogs to Merigar. We realize this is a big sacrifice for many people, but unfortunately we do not have the means to accommodate pets.

 where to eat and where to stay

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At the food counter at the Yellow House, a sandwich will be offered to each participant.

Merigar does not have any accommodation or camping facilities on site, but operates a small B&B in Arcidosso called MeriRooms.
We also have a list of accommodation facilities in the vicinity that you can contact directly.

for your kids

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Every day, babysitters will be available who can entertain your kids during the teaching sessions with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
Parents should bring their kids to the Yellow House about a half an hour before teaching sessions.
The service is free and is meant for children who are at least 5 years old.

Activities for the children and teens up to age 15 years are also offered

how to get to Merigar

6fe13695-04db-4569-9796-e21e059606b1Here are a few pointers on how to get to Merigar by car or public transport.

 

 

Program for the Retreat from June 30 – July 4

Friday, June 30

10:00 Welcome to Merigar: guided tour dedicated to newcomers

17:00-18:00 Welcome, practice of Guruyoga with the Song of the Vajra, introduction to Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and the Dzogchen Community (with Fabio Andrico, Fabio Risolo, and Costantino Albini)

Brief introduction to Khaita Joyful Dances

Followed by Khaita

 

Saturday, July 1

8:00-9:00 – Yantra Yoga group practice (Gönpa)

8:00-9:00 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Mandala Hall)

10:00-12:00 –  Explanation and practice of mind trainings, with Fabio Risolo (Gönpa)

12:00-12:15 – Video on ASIA

15:00 – Brief explanation and practice of Mandarava, with Nina Robinson (Gönpa)

15:00 Introduction to Yantra Yoga with Laura Evangelisti (Mandala Hall)

15.00 – Meeting for Lings of Merigar (Veranda)

17:00-18:45 Khaita (Gönpa)

19:00-19:45 – Practice of the Dance of the Vajra (Gönpa)

19:30 – Opening of photographic exhibition “Lhasa and Beyond” at the Museum of Asian Art and Culture in Arcidosso

 

Sunday, July 2

8:00-9:00 – Yantra Yoga group practice (Gönpa)

8:00-9:00 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Mandala Hall)

10:00-12:00 –  Explanation and practice of the four applications of presence, with Costantino Albini (Gönpa)

12:00-12:15 – Video on ASIA

15:00 – Explanation of kumbhaka and Sogthig followed by Mandarava practice, with Fabio Andrico (Gönpa)

15:00 – Explanation of Ganapuja, with Igor Legati (Mandala Hall)

17:00-18:45 Khaita (Gönpa)

19:00 Cocktail reception at the Yellow House

Monday, July 3

8:00-9:00 – Yantra Yoga group practice (Gönpa)

8:00-9:00 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Mandala Hall)

10:00-12:00 Explanation on how to sing the Ganapuja, with Adriano Clemente (Gönpa)

12:15-13:00 Ganapuja for Guru Padmasambhava Day

13:30 Beach trip

15:00 Introduction to the Dance of the Vajra with Prima Mai (Mandala Hall)

15:00 – Explanation and practice of the Purification of the Six Lokas

17:00-18:45 Khaita Tea Party, with dress rehearsal of Khaita performance for the 50th World Congress on Dance Research in Athens organized by the International Dance Council CID (Gönpa)

19:00-19:45 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Gönpa)

 

Tuesday, July 4

8:00-9:00 – Yantra Yoga group practice (Gönpa)

8:00-9:00 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Mandala Hall)

10:00-12:00 Training in presence and compassion, with Costantino Albini (Gönpa)

17:00-18:45 Khaita (Gönpa)

19:00-19:45 – Dance of the Vajra group practice (Gönpa)