Kalachakra Guru Yoga nearest retreat

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Kalachakra tantra initiates only.
Guru Yoga is the supreme practice of union with the spiritual teacher.  This is one of the skillful ways the spiritual teacher uses in order for us to transform our mind, and develop our wisdom and compassion. It is a peaceful and beneficial path, for our mind and for our close ones.

This retreat will enable us to consolidate our visualisations and to understand the development and the different levels of this unique practice.Moreover, through practising extensively all four yogas of the Kalacakra generation stage one may further the purification of the body, speech, mind and deep wisdom drops.

The requirement is the initiation of Kalachakra and sufficient grounding in basic buddhist knowledge and practice. The retreat will conclude with fire puja and preparation for continuing one’s practice in daily life.

At the request of Jhado Rinpoche we have organized many nearest retreats of the Kalachakra Six Sessions Guru Yoga. In 2012, Rinpoche requested us to do this, and asked that every third year we organize the nearest retreat of the Kalachakra Mind Mandala Sadhana. These retreats are also to fulfill the wishes of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who wanted us to make an offering of these retreats to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, theprincipal source of the Kalachakra in the world today.
This retreat is for Kalachakra tantra intiates only. It is guided in French and in English.

It is better to have an experience of the practice but is not a prerequisite as instructions will be given during the retreat. During this retreat we aim at reciting 100,000 Kalachakra mantras 10,000,000 mantras for each shakti. Even though many participants aim at this goal it is not compulsory. What matters most is to deepen one’s practice and achieve correct realizations.

There will also be a strong emphasis on the three principle aspects of the path during the retreat and participants can familiarize with these three principles beforehand. Completing the mantra recitation is difficult and one should not stress about that. Most of all, this retreat brings us closer to the guru and the deity and enables us to progress in one’s practice.

Fichou (Christian) met Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe at Kopan monastery in 1982 for the first time. Since then he has been committed to trying his best to follow the advice Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave him. He is a long-term practitioner who uses his time and practice to listen, reflect and meditate about the teachings of the Buddha.



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Programme quotidien

Le 29 mai

19h - 21h première session

Du 30 mai au 15 juin

6:30 - 08:30 session

8:30 - 10:00 petit déjeuner et repos

10:00 - 12:00 session

12:00 - 15:00 repas et repos

15:00 - 17:00 session

18:00 - 19:00 repas

19:00 - 21:00 session

Le 16 juin 

06:30 - 08:30 petit déjeuner

09:30 Pouja du Feu

Participants are asked to arrive before 7pm; we invite you to consult the SNCF timetables for the outward and return journeys on the following links:





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Date & Time
Wednesday 29 May 2024
Start - 19:00
Sunday 16 June 2024
End - 14:00

Participation :
Non adhérent : 1000
Adhérent : 760
Membre soutien : 590
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