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Using Emotions as a Path of Practice – Lama Rabsang’s Monthly Teaching

This was a greatly anticipated weekend in February. For many people, those few months that Lama Rabsang spent in his retreat solitude felt like ages. It could be felt in the atmosphere and seen in a number of people (which was about 40) that his guidance and presence was much missed over the winter. Even [...]

By | 2017-03-05T13:13:19+00:00 March 5th, 2017|All, Palpung News|0 Comments

The First Winter Retreat at Palpung Wales – How Was It?

In this vast and deep ocean of samsara one can occasionally find a life raft which keeps ones head above the water for a while. More rarely there is a chance to board into a ship which is sailing the same seas but it gives you a chance to arise above the water to have a [...]

By | 2017-02-04T18:00:11+00:00 February 4th, 2017|All, Palpung News|0 Comments

Many Hands Make Light Work – Boxes, Paths and The Hut

It has been one very busy November at Palpung Wales. Suddenly we had an outburst of visitors, retreatants and much needed volunteers - those many arms of Chenrezig. Maybe this was the prelude to the upcoming Lama Rabsang's year long retreat as well as our first Winter Retreat period, both starting at the beginning of [...]

By | 2016-11-30T16:35:10+00:00 November 30th, 2016|All, Palpung News|0 Comments

Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche paying a visit to Palpung Wales

We were very delighted to receive the abbot of Samye Ling Monastery, Lama Yeshe Losar Rinpoche, for his first visit to Palpung Wales on 25th November 2016. Lama Rinpoche arrived in the late morning accompanied by Ani Lhamo, as well as Lorraine Harris and Anthony Harris from Samye Dzong Cardiff centre. A beautiful, auspicious sunshine [...]

By | 2016-11-30T13:58:46+00:00 November 30th, 2016|All, Palpung News, Visiting Teachers|0 Comments

Palpung Study Group Brighton welcomed Lama Rabsang with joy

The Palpung Study Group Brighton, formally given its name by Tai Situ Rinpoche, has been meeting weekly for Chenrezig practice and meditation for a year or so. Some of us have strong links with Palpung Wales (Brynmawr) and we were very happy to welcome Lama Rabsang here for a weekend visit at the end of [...]

By | 2016-11-29T14:17:38+00:00 November 29th, 2016|All, Palpung News|0 Comments

The Chariot Traversing The Noble Path – Ngondro retreat

The Preliminary Practices, Ngondro, is something that one must have at least heard of when going a bit deeper into the practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. Ngondro is striking with the number of repetitions of certain practices: 111 111 prostrations, and the same amount of Vajrasattva mantras, mandala offerings and Guru Yoga practice. The numbers can [...]

By | 2016-11-19T19:41:26+00:00 November 16th, 2016|All, Palpung News|0 Comments

An opportunity to sponsor a Meditation Box to a retreat room

If one has never heard of or seen a meditation box, the image of someone sitting in a box and meditating can be quite amusing or even confusing. Many questions will definitely spring forth: What kind of a box? Does it have a lid? Why would anyone want to sit in a box?! The meaning [...]

By | 2016-11-19T19:42:42+00:00 October 14th, 2016|All, Palpung News|0 Comments

Choje Lama Rabsang’s Dharma talk on his birthday

With devotion through the difficulties Lama Rabsang began his spontaneous Dharma talk by mentioning his deep wish, starting in early childhood, to spend his life in retreat and meditating. He said that due to karma it just didn’t happen. He first had to come out of his personal retreat to become a Discipline Master in [...]

By | 2016-11-19T19:43:48+00:00 October 13th, 2016|All, Palpung News|0 Comments

Choje Lama Rabsang’s birthday & 15 years in UK celebrations

Last year, following the death of his father, Lama Rabsang insisted that, instead of celebrating his birthday, if we wanted to offer something, we should offer practice. So we started collecting Praises to 21 Taras at that time. This year, when we expressed our wish to celebrate his birthday, as well as 15 years of [...]

By | 2016-11-19T19:44:32+00:00 October 13th, 2016|All, Palpung News|0 Comments

Blessed by Taras

We were embraced by the blessings of Noble ladies, when, during the weekend of 17th-18th September, Choje Lama Rabsang kindly bestowed a White Tara empowerment and led a 21Taras practice day, at the request of the centre sangha, as per tradition. Tara, 'She who Liberates', is a female deity associated with compassion and enlightened activity. [...]

By | 2016-11-19T19:45:18+00:00 October 10th, 2016|All, Palpung News|0 Comments