Mani Retreat
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who was born in the Thami region of Nepal in 1946, is a perfect example of a practitioner and a meditator and, is know for his untiring and compassionate work for others. Rinpoche teaches incessantly on almost every continent and, thanks to his extraordinary qualities and his unique teaching style, is one of the most internationally renowned teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche was Lama Yeshe’s formost disciple and is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
FPMT Spiritual Director

LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE

ONE HUNDRED MILLION OM MANI PADME HUM MANTRA RETREAT

OCTOBER 4-NOVEMBER 5, 2017

Registration is open from January 25, 2017

 

The Lama Tzong Khapa Institute is pleased to announce that from October 4th to November 5th, 2017, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will lead the 100 million “OM MANI PADME HUM” mantra retreat here in Pomaia. We are glad to offer this incredible opportunity which allows the accumulation of merits and purification of negativity, not only for ourselves but, for all the sentient beings and a contribution for authentic world peace.

Here is what Rinpoche tells us about it:

“The benefits of reciting the Mantra of the Buddha of Compassion are countless, as the sky has no limits. Even just one recitation of OM MANI PADME HUM purifies completely every breaking of the four-root vows of individual liberation and every other negative karma”.

The retreat will last one month and Rinpoche will lead a part of it. It is possible to participate, here in Pomaia, for a shorter period of time and it is also possible to participate from home, by following the teachings, reciting the sadhana and the mantra. At the end of the retreat the number of Mantras recited by everyone will be counted.
The last time that Rinpoche taught here in Pomaia was in 2014.

Receiving Rinpoche’s teachings is a precious opportunity for all, whether you are already one of his students or even if you have never met him.
Lama Tzong Khapa Institute is a FPMT Center and as such receives its vision and the abliliy to benifit all beings from the continuous source of inspiration repesente by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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Organizing the event requires a large amount of resources. Lama Tzong Khapa Institute is joyfully committed to dealing with all the needs related to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s visit but we need your help. You can help:

By giving a donation

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The retreat will last one month and Lama Zopa Rinpoche will lead a part of it. The session schedule will be posted on this page as soon as possible. Please note that the schedule is subject to change up until the date each session. Lama Zopa Rinpoche often extends teachings beyond the scheduled time.

The retreat will be structured in 3 or 4 daily sessions, starting from early in the morning. After the first or second week it will be possible to take the eight Mahayana precepts daily, starting from before sunrise. The recitation will be guided by an expert monk or nun.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche will participate in some sessions, giving teachings or simply reciting and meditating with the group. Besides the Mantra recitation, which will take place in silence but with the mind focused on several visualizations, each session will contain the prostrations to the 35 Buddhas.

Lama Zopa Rimpoche has written a specific sadhana for this retreat based on the one for the Nyungne.

It is possible to participate, here in Pomaia, for a shorter period of time and it is also possible to participate from home, by following the teachings, reciting the sadhana and the mantra. At the end of the retreat the number of Mantras recited by everyone will be counted.

STAYING AT THE INSTITUTE OR AFFILIATED STRUCTURES

 

Prices are per person, include room, board and retreat.
The  retreat fee is free for Ordained Sangha (monks and nuns) 
Dormitory/Multiple Double  Single
Daily price € 40 € 50 € 65
Price for 1 month € 900 € 1.200 € 1.500
Daily price for Sangha € 15 € 20 € 30
Price for 1 month for Sangha € 450 € 600 € 900
FPMT Directors, SPC 20% off the entire daily or month fee


Prices are per person, include room, board and retreatRetreat cost is included for whoever resides at the Institute or an affiliated structure. The  retreat fee is free for Ordained Sangha (monks and nuns).

“Need based financial support for room and board costs is available for FPMT sangha through the generosity of the International Mahayana Institute (IMI). For more information contact Drolkar at office@imisangha.org

Based on the requests, it is not guaranteed that everyone will be able to reside at the Institute. It is possible, however, to reside in an affiliated structure within 10 kilometers of the Institute.
The affiliated structure are: Borgo di Pomaia, Il Gelso, Macchia al Pino, Molino, Ostello della Gioventù.

For more information about these affiliated structures you can write to: borgodipomaia@iltk.it

Useful information

Those who wish to participate in the retreat here in Pomaia we advise to make your reservation well in advance.

      • The online registration form is open, via this page, from January 25, 2017
      • During the first month (until February 28, 2017), priority will be given to accomodation requests for the entire retreat (1 month). The reception will respond to all requests so please have patience.
      • For administrative purposes the registration will close August 15, 2017.
      • Bookings for 1 month require a deposit equal to 50% of the total amount. The balance must be paid by August 31, 2017.
      • Bookings for periods of less than 1 month require full advance payment.

 COURSE FEE IF NOT STAYING AT THE INSTITUTE OR AT AN AFFILIATED STRUCTURE

COURSE FEE
Only for who will not be staying at the Institute or an affiliated structure
Entire retreat   Daily fee
€ 400 € 15


Please note: There will be a €50 discount on the entire retreat fee for reservations made before April 30, 2017 (€350 instead of €400).
The  retreat fee is free for Ordained Sangha (monks and nuns). Registration at the Reception of the Institute is necessary, nonetheless.

“Need based financial support for room and board costs is available for FPMT sangha through the generosity of the International Mahayana Institute (IMI). For more information contact Drolkar at office@imisangha.org


The online registration form is open from January 25, 2017. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you experience technical problems while submitting the form, first check and be sure to have filled in all mandatory sections before submitting it. If the problem persists and you still cannot send the form, please retry at a later moment or the next day.

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