Third Australian Retreats – November 2017
Wangdrak Rinpoche led a 3-day introductory and a 7-day advanced retreat at Karuna Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains. In these retreats Rinpoche guided students to expand our regular meditation practice with the insight of Buddha Nature, and the heart-energy of Bodhicitta that is so essential for full realization of our enlightened potential. To the senior retreat he taught the Seven Vajra Points comprising the Uttaratantra Shastra (“Gyu Lama” in Tibetan) in a way that summed up the essence of the Buddhadharma.
Second Australian Retreat – March-April 2016
Wangdrak Rinpoche’s second 7-day Australian retreat was held at Karuna Retreat Centre in the NSW Blue Mountains. Rinpoche continued guiding students according to the practice style of the Gebchak tradition. This was a rare and precious opportunity to receive such authentic training. The title of the retreat was Samsara and Nirvana: All Appears from the Play of Interdependence and Rinpoche taught from the Dzogchen instruction text, Flight of the Garuda, by Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol. Through Rinpoche’s guidance and our own meditation practice, we continued ascertaining the Buddha nature of the mind. With certainty in the nature of mind, one is able to soar above the mire of delusions and expand in wisdom and compassion.
Wangdrak Rinpoche also taught on the importance of the Tibetan Ngondro preliminary practices, how they purify and cultivate the mind to prepare it for Dzogchen realization. Rinpoche sincerely requests that participants of his gradual retreat training commit to completing at least 50,000 of each of the four Ngondros in any Tibetan Buddhist lineage, if not previously completed. There is no deadline on this, and it is meant to be a lifelong support to your meditation.