Tibetan calligraphy workshop

In Tibet calligraphy is a sacred art. The letters are one of the veichles through we can learn and hear the Dharma. Everybody recognize, looking at it, that a statue representing the Buddha is actually representing Him; but few know that, at a deeper level, this statue represent the Enlighted Mind, why this object is a material manifestation of the Buddha himself, and due to this fact one have to follow precise rules and proportion in producing such an image, as well in thangka painting. Those rules and precise proportions are transmitted by a Lineage that endures from centuries.

The same is valid as well for the calligraphy.

There are many styles in Tibetan writing.

The one we will learn is u-chen, that means “with head”.

Introduction to Yoga Tantra

We will  understand the main principles of yoga tantra, and the origin of the mandala of the five father buddhas,  Supreme Healers Akshokhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha Amogasiddhi and Vairochana, and the five great element mothers, Great Mothers Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Space,  so important for practitioners of NgalSo tantric Self healing and making peace with the environment.

Vajrayoghini residential retreat: the Sky Dance of Great Bliss

The practice of Vajrayogini, one of the most important of the Mahanuttara Yoga Tantra, the highest class of Tantra, is considered one of the most powerful of all Buddhist Tantric meditations. Buddha emanated Vajrayogini, a special female enlightened being, 2500 years ago. She is the female counterpart of Heruka, the Lord of the Heroes, and she teaches us how to attain enlightenment through purifying our female essence, our dakini nature. In the course of centuries many high lamas, yogis and accomplished Mahasiddhas have explained that the tantra of Vajrayogini is an excellent antidote against the damages brought about by an excess of avidity and greed. Furthermore they stated that with the increasing levels of the moral and energetic degeneration of the planet, the Vajrayogini Tantra would have also acquired an increasingly greater power and that the realisations brought about by it’s practice can lead to Enlightenment in a single lifetime. This practice is particularly indicated for those who are consumed by desire; it is very simple although it contains the essence of all the tantras. Practicing with sincerity, it can help resolve desperate situations and lead quickly to the Pureland of the Dakinis and to the Clear Light of Bliss.

 

Qiqong

Qiqong: is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicinephilosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as “life energy”.

Yoga and Nature

A course to learn the art of Yoga, through breathing, the movements that develop awareness of our body and mind, respecting our limits. A practice that helps us to release negative emotions and find balance in the body, mind and spirit. Contact with nature: Excursion to Alpe Devero to get in touch with nature and the five elements. A set of practices to release stress, anxiety and increase vital energy.

Saturday 28th September

from 7.00 to 8.30 integral yoga
8.30 breakfast
9.30 Excursion to Alpe Devero: walklunch, picnic, meditation in the woods
8.00 pm Dinner at the Center
9.00 pm Yoga Nidra

Sunday 29th September 

from 7.00 to 8.30 Breathing Meditation 
8.30 -9.30 Breakfast
10.30 am Integral Yoga
1.00 pm Lunch
from 3.30pm Teachings with Lama Michel Rinpoche