Date: 24th September to 10th October

Retreat Leader: Linda Noble & Christian Fischer

Requirements: Open to anyone who has received the Kalachakra initiation.

Cost: Generosity ModelDonation only (via the donation form at the bottom of the page; no suggested amount).

Format: on site

Start and Finish times: The retreat starts at 7:00 p.m. on the 24th of September and finishes after lunch on the 10th of October.

Accommodation: Our accommodation is in shared rooms.

About the Retreat

This retreat is open to anyone who has taken the Kalachakra initiation, regardless of whether or not they have experience in Kalachakra practice, as it’s a great way to learn to practice the Kalachakra tantra.

The practice that we will use during the retreat was composed at the request of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama by his senior tutor, Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche, in the sixties. It is a powerful practice for personal social and ecological transformation. So, participation in the retreat will benefit both the practitioner and the world.

This will be an intense retreat, with a mantra count to aim for, and a burnt offering ritual (fire puja) at the end. Each day will include a period of instruction, and another time for discussion, as well as several hours of practice. Apart from the recitation during the sessions and the discussion period, the retreat will be conducted in silence, enabling deep experiences to emerge.

About the Facilitators

Linda first met the Dharma in 1995 and within the year moved to Dharamsala, India to study at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives. There she was fortunate to receive teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Lamas of the various sects, as well as have time for retreat. In 2007 she gained a BA in religious study focused on Buddhism from the University of Virginia and her MA in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution, from American University, Washington DC. Kalachakra has always intrigued her but it was not until 2012 that she was able to join the first six-session retreat offered by Andy Weistrich at Tushita in Dharamsala. Since then Linda has continued to do retreats, study and practice Kalachakra, receiving instructions from Andy and Kyabje Jadho Rinpoche. Since 2020 she has been part of the weekly Kalachakra online practice group through Jamyang Leeds. Linda now lives in NE Scotland where she teaches yoga and is undertaking FPMT’s Basic Program through Nalanda Honesty in France.

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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