“On this week-long retreat, Rinpoche will take us through the whole Buddhist path, from the simplest meditation practice to the vast view of our potential for complete enlightenment, touching on a dazzling range of teachings and techniques along the way.
Teaching directly in English and drawing on classic sacred texts, Rinpoche will share his personal understanding of each of the three yanas, the three traditional Buddhist paths, which can be encapsulated as peace, compassion and wisdom. He will reveal the vital role of each yana in the attainment of genuine realization, and show how the three yanas combined offer a complete, coherent, integral path. Rinpoche will show how, wherever we are on that path, whether we are just beginning or very experienced, we can use the wisdom embodied in the three yanas to meet the challenges we face in our lives.
Everyone is welcome to attend this retreat regardless of your faith background or experience.”
This retreat was organised by Rigpa Australia in Tuncurry (Australia) and on Zoom.
Part 1: A public talk Peace, Compassion and the Natural World
Part 2: The actual retreat begins. The basis of the Buddhist teachings.
Part 3: Q&A [no sound in the video – this will be fixed soon]
Part 4: The Four Noble Truths
Part 5: Q&A
Part 6: The Noble Eightfold Path
Part 7: Eightfold Path continued
Part 8: Q&A
Part 9: A Bodhisattva’s path. The Six Paramitas.
Part 10: Q&A
(Part 11: Rinpoche bestows the empowerment)
Part 12: Mahamudra and Dzogchen Ngöndro
Part 12: Guru and Guru Yoga. Q&A.
Photos thanks to Rigpa Australia Facebook page and also Ger Reinders (on Zoom).