Contemplation, Presence, Awareness with Arnaud Coquillard
18 - 23 JULY 2019 in SYDNEY
Registration is open for our July retreat, Contemplation, Presence and Awareness with Arnaud Coquillard, July 18 - 23 in Sydney, 2019 (begins 6pm on Thurs 18, ends 9pm on Tues 23).The early bird offer has been extended to May 30.
Please let us know by return email of your intention to register. This is important to help with our planning. See all prices, payment details, and retreat schedule below.
It will be a great opportunity to deepen your practice and understanding of the Dzogchen Teachings as well as spend time with other sangha members. I do hope you can come.
In the middle of the retreat (Sat 20) we will participate in sharing our own goodwill, knowledge and experience with newcomers on our open day, while taking part in an innovative teaching program designed by our SMS teacher Arnaud Coquillard. It promises to be a very stimulating addition to the retreat. See all the details in the retreat schedule attached.
As the retreat is non residential please let us know if you need assistance with accomodation, and if you are a Sydney resident whether you can offer to help with accomodation or in any other way.
It is preferable that you attend the whole retreat but we also have a daily or sessional rate (see below) for those who can't take a block of time off work.
We have extended the early bird offer until May 30 and are asking for registration and payment by that time.This is important to help us cover upfront costs of venues etc. (If at the last minute you are unable to attend we will issue a full refund).
If you really want to attend but can't afford the fee at this time, please talk to us about receiving a discount or sponsored positiion.
If the dates fall in a busy time for you and you know you won't be able to make it but still want to contribute in some way, we invite you to consider making a donation which could allow another person to attend or help cover the many costs involved with hosting such an event.
We'd love it if you can respond to this email asap to let us know of your intention/confirmation to attend. And if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Full retreat: $290 (early bird, pay by May30)
or by session
Full day, 9am - 9pm : $65
Day only, 9am - 5pm : $45
Evening only. 6.30pm - 9pm: $25
(no charge for Thurs evening 18 July).
Please make your payment to Sydney Dzogchen Community Account BSB: 036-073 ACC: 340596
Notify us be email us of your deposit by filling out the booking form below.
We look forward to hearing from you soon
Jan Cornall 0415921303
Ian Drummond 0403719677
Tony Laurent 0450258040.
Booking Form for Contemplation, Presence and Awareness with Arnaud Coquillard, July 18 - 23 in Sydney, 2019.
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Contemplation, Presence, Awareness - Schedule
An urban retreat with Arnaud Coquillard.
Venues: The Buddhist Library, 90 Church St, Camperdown;
Rigpa Temple, 158 Australia St, Newtown (15 min walk apart)
Thursday, July 18, 5.30 - 9pm. Welcome Gana Puja, Buddhist Library.
6 pm Medium Ganapuja with Ekajati long invocation and Serkhiem. Time permitting: Short practice in movement. Finish with Chod. (No fee for this session)
Friday, July 19, 9am – 9pm, SMS base level practices. Rigpa Temple.
9am – 10.30 tun, 10.30 -11am break, 11-12.30 tun, 12.30 – 2pm lunch, 2pm – 3.00 tun, 3.00 – 3.15 break, 3.15 – 4.15 tun, 4.30 - 5.00. Short movement practice, 5.00 – 6pm break. 6.30 - 9pm, Mandarava Long Life collective practice, including Ganapuja, finish with Chod.
Saturday July 20, 12.30 – 9pm, Contemplation and the Three Paths of Liberation. Open to Public. Buddhist Library.
The afternoon and evening is split into sessions of 45-60 minutes and includes various teaching approaches including games, collaborative learning, sitting and movement practices, as well as more direct informative talks incorporating: introduction to the point of views of the 3 Paths of Liberation, contemplative practices deriving from Sutra teachings, harmonious breathing, Khaita — Tibetan song and dance, Tibetan food.
Sunday July 21, 9am –5pm, The 21 Semzins of Lonchenpa. Rigpa Temple (am), Buddhist Library (pm).
9 am – 10.15 tun, 10.15 – 10.30 break,10.30 – 12 noon tun, 12-1.15 lunch transfer venues, 1.15 pm – 2.15 tun, 2.15 -2.30 break and short movement practice, 2.30 – 3.30 tun, 3.30 – 3.45 break, 3.45 – 4.45 tun, 6pm dinner out in Newtown.
Monday July 22, 9am – 9pm, SMS base level practices. Rigpa Temple.
9am –10.30 tun 10.30 – 11am break, 11 – 12.30 tun 12.30 – 2pm lunch, 2pm – 3.00 tun, 3.00 - 3.30 break with short movement practice. 3.30 – 5pm tun 5 – 6pm Dinner break. 6.30 pm - 9pm. The Practice of the 6 Lokas with Marme Monlam. Finish with Chod.
Tuesday July 23, 9am - 9pm, SMS base level practices. Rigpa Temple.
9am – 10.30 tun, 10.30 -10.45 break, 10.45 - 12.15 tun, 12.30 – 2pm lunch. 2– 3pm tun, 3.00 - 3.30 break and short movement practice, 3.30 – 4.30pm tun, 4.30 -5.30 Khaita. 6.30 -9 pm we will finish our retreat with a Medium Ganapuja including Ekajati long invocation and Marme Monlam. Chod.
(Note: changes to the schedule may occur. If so we will keep you updated).