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Body, Language, Mind: Doorways to Freedom

Week 1: July 16–22, 2017
Week 2: July 23–29, 2017

For close to five decades, Tarthang Tulku has been finding ways to share the liberating power of Buddhist teachings with the West.

Now he is preparing entirely new teachings—a breakthrough to a penetrating and expansive form of understanding. This fresh approach will be presented in three soon-to-be-released books, called The Lotus Trilogy: Lotus Body, Lotus Language, and Lotus Mind.

This July, the Nyingma Mandala of Organizations is pleased to offer two week-long retreats that prepare the way for the Lotus Trilogy teachings. In each retreat, our senior teachers will lead you on a journey into the energies of the body, the creative power of language, and the openness of mind. They will draw on the whole range of Rinpoche’s writings, with a special focus on his publications over the last two years, and will explore how to integrate the early books with his more recent works.

The retreats will be held at Ratna Ling, our stunning retreat center in the Sonoma coastal range. Come and enjoy luxury accommodations, superb food, and free time to relax. But above all, come to experience first-hand a transformative vision of body, language, and mind.

Daily Schedule:


3:00-5:30 PM Check-in
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner
7:00-8:30 PM Evening Session: What we are here to do


7:00-7:45 AM Optional practice session
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast

9:00-10:30 AM First morning session
11:00-12:20 PM Second morning session

12:30-3:30 PM Lunch and free time
3:45-5:30 PM Afternoon session
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner
Evening Special events


Same schedule: program ends at 10:45 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.


Monday-Tuesday: Awakening in the Body
Wednesday: The Power of Language
Thursday-Friday: Mind: the Beauty of Awareness
Saturday: The Trilogy of Being


This will be the first time ever that senior Nyingma teachers have joined forces for such an extended session. The following senior teachers will participate in the program:

Abbe Blum     Robin Caton     Barr Rosenberg
Richard Dixey (first week only)     Wangmo Dixey
Pema Gellek     Tsering Gellek     Barry Schieber
Arnaud Maitland     Lama Palzang     Carolyn Pasternak     Rosalyn White


Week 1: July 16–22, 2017
Week 2: July 23–29, 2017

Both weeks begin on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday morning.


$1,500 each week; $2,500 for both weeks.
Register and pay via Paypal by June 23 to receive a 15% discount.

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