Blue Mountain retreatants enjoying a morning break

Blue Mountain retreatants enjoying a morning break

2020 Calendar

Blue Mountains Winter Duntun Retreat

Date:
19 - 26 June 2020
At:
Blue Mountains

    Blackheath - Blue Mountains

    19 -26 June, 2020

Without a foundation of samadhi, the many skillful methods of the Buddhist path will do little to transform our being. All Buddhist meditation is founded on the skillful practice of shamatha, that grounds us in our immediate reality; and the wisdom of vipashyana, that takes us beyond our habitual mind and opens us to the greater experience of awakening.

The Foundations of Samadhi programs will run as week-long retreats - düntüns or literally seven-day sessions, starting on Fridays or Saturdays, and ending a week later. The practice will be sitting meditation, combining shamatha and vipashyana as taught in the Tibetan Nyingma and Kagyu traditions.

Jakob Leschly  will lead the retreat, offering general instruction and individual interviews.  Jakob Leschly began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and has studied with numerous great teachers, particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob completed a three year retreat in 1984 and has since worked as a translator and interpreter as well as a philosophy and meditation instructor. He has completed a BA in Tibetan Studies, and lives in northern New South Wales

Venue: Blackheath, Blue Mountains NSW

Registration details and costs will be posted closer to the event

Contact Hugo Croci at hugocroci@optusnet.com.au

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Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. For more information and application form please contact Ari Summa at office@si.org.au