Registration Open for Two Lishu Institute Retreats in India

lishu croppedRegistration is now open for two retreats at Lishu Institute in Dehradun, northern India. A two-week guided phowa retreat begins March 5, 2015, followed by a six-week intensive Tibetan language retreat starting March 20, 2015. The retreats are co-sponsored by Ligmincha International.

Lishu Institute is a newly opening retreat center in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, in northern India. The institute grew out of Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s deep wish to preserve the ancient teachings and traditions of Tibetan Bon Buddhism. The site is designed to give Western students the opportunity for long-term, in-depth study in the Bon tradition. Lishu will open for full curriculum study in September 2015 and will offer a three-year, full-time residential program.

Lishu view from balconyThe Phowa retreat scheduled for March 5–19, 2015, will be led by Geshe Gelek Gyatso Rinpoche, one of the head teachers of the Bon Dialectic School at Menri Monastery. Engaging in the phowa practice of the Bon Buddhist tradition has many degrees of subtlety—from liberating one's consciousness directly into a pure realm at the time of death to directly realizing the nature of mind.

The Intensive Tibetan Language Retreat, set for March 20–April 20, 2015, will be led by Sangmo Yangri, Ph.D., the first Tibetan woman to receive a Ph.D. in Bon Philosophy. Designed for students at all levels of familiarity, the in-depth instruction will set students on the path to reading Tibetan mantras, prayers and texts, as well as accommodating more experienced students.

The retreats are open to all. Space is limited for both retreats.

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