(Arkiv) Meditation Retreat with Erik Pema Kunsang - June 7-9

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Brommagården

Meditation Retreat with Erik Pema Kunsang: A Weekend With Open Eyes

Based on instructions from the Dzogchen master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, we train in relaxed openness and intelligent presence.

We explore how to uncover inner openness of mind, leaving room for the baby buddha, the unity of kindness and insight.

The emphasis is on certainty free from preconceived ideas.


The program will consist of teachings mixed with many shorter sessions of meditation practice. 

The teachings will not be specifically tied to any one particular Tibetan buddhist tradition or school, but we will certainly notice obvious influences from Erik's teachers and lineage masters, Padmasambhava, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and  Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche among others.

The retreat is suitable for you if you are just curious, a beginner, or have previous experience of buddhism and meditation as long as you have an open mind and a sincere wish to learn and explore more about yourself and buddhism. 

Time & location

Time
    Start: Friday June 7, 18:00
    End: Sunday June 9, 14:00

LocationBrommagården south of Vagnhärad
    Kråkvik Brommagården,  VÄSTERLJUNG (see map below)

Tickets: BUY TICKETS AT TICKSTER

Program (tentative)

Fredag
    18:00 Middag
    19:30 - 20:30 Meditation

Lördag
    6:45 - 7:30 Meditation
    7:30 - 8:15 Frukost
    9:00 - 12:00  Undervisning & meditation
    12:30 - 13:15  Lunch
    15:00 - 17:00 Undervisning & meditation
    18:30 Middag
    20:00 - 21:30 Undervisning & meditation

Söndag
    6:45 - 7:30 Meditation
    7:30 - 8:15 Frukost
    9:00 - 12:00  Undervisning & meditation
    12:30 - 13:15  Lunch
    13:30 - 14:30 Städa & packa

How to get there

By car: See map below,  and route description under "Hitta hit" at Brommagården's home page.

Train:
    Friday: Stockholm - Vagnhärad (Dep. 16:51, Arr. 17:29)
    Sunday: Vagnhärad - Stockholm (Dep. 15:30, Arr. 16:24)

Bus: Trosabussen, Åkerbergs Trafik. 
    Friday: Liljeholmen - Vagnhärad (Dep. 16:15)
    Sunday: Vagnhärad - Liljeholmen (Dep. 15:10)

Car pooling: We will help to arrange car pooling and cost sharing from Vagnhärad to Brommagården in connection to the arrival and departure times listed above.  If you have extra space in your car, or if you need a ride, fill out this form: SAMÅKNINGSFORMULÄRET.

Public talk

During Erik Pema Kunsang's visit, he will also give a public talk in central Stockholm.  Föredrag: Insights for the Age of Openness - 6 juni 2013

Food & lodging

Food and lodging is included in the retreat. 

Meals: Vegetarian food will be served as follows:
    Friday: Dinner
    Saturday: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Sunday: Breakfast, lunch.
    Contact us if you have special dietary needs so we can try to find a good solution together.

Lodging: Lodging is in 2-bed, 4-bed and 8-bed rooms. There are a few single rooms available. You choose how many you want to share room with at the ticket purchase. We will arrange separate rooms for men and women. 
You will need to bring your own bed sheets and pillow cases - pillows and duvets are provided.

Registration and payment

Price: 800 - 1700 kr, details and ticket purchase at Tickster.

The ticket price only covers the costs we have for food, lodging, travels and rent - not payment for the teacher. With this model we can keep down the price for the retreat to make it available for as many people as possible. 

You give your payment/donation for the teachings personally to the teacher in an envelope at the end of the teachings. This is your opportunity to practice generosity depending on your financial situation. We recommend a donation of at least 500 kronor. If your economic situtation allows, please feel free to give more, and if you have financial problems, a smaller amount is also ok.

Practical details

At the end of the retreat, all participants help out with cleaning the rooms we have been using.

Practical things to bring:
  • There are plenty of chairs for you to sit on, but if you wish to sit on the floor, you will need to bring your own meditation cusion & mat. 
  • Flashlight / torch
  • Something to sit on for outdoor meditation
  • Towel and swimsuit
  • Umbrella / rain gear
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