More details to be announced in the coming weeks. In the mean time, if you’d like to secure your place at the retreat, please use Wangapeka’s online registration form or contact the course manager for further details (details below).
For Wangapeka members: NZ$2,450
For non-members: NZ$2,650
This fee includes all accommodation, prepared meals, cooks fee, materials as well as a contribution towards Lama Mark’s anticipated travel costs.
These course fees do not include any payment for the teacher / teaching. In accordance with Buddhist tradition, Lama Mark offers the teaching of Dharma out of generosity. There will be opportunity to offer dana / donation for Lama Mark in return, in appreciation of the teachings and to help support the continued flow of Dharma. Please give as generously as you can (within your own means, of course…). As a rough guide, we suggest allowing for about NZ$30 per day, but this should be considered in light of your individual means.
A deposit of $500 is required to secure your place on the course. This is fully refundable if you withdraw before 1 February 2019. Beyond this date it is 50% refundable.
Financial assistance may be available for those who would be unable to attend the retreat without support. Conditions apply. Please contact the retreat organiser if you are interested in submitting an application.
If using Paypal please add 5% of the total cost and include with your payment to cover Paypal’s fees – many thanks.
For all enquiries, please contact Jonathan
021 1860 476
To register please fill out our online registration form
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Lama Mark (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen) has been studying and teaching Buddha-dharma for forty years. For thirty years his main root teacher was the great Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche who taught all three cycles of the Buddha’s teachings, including Abhidhamma, Vipassana in the lineage of Mahāsi Sayādaw, generation and completion stage practices of the Tantrayana and Mahamudra/Dzogchen of many lineages, especially of the Karma Kagyu and Sakya. More recently under the guidance and request of Drikung Lho Ontul Rinpoche, Lama Mark has been principally teaching the richness of the Drikung Mahamudra and Drikung Yangzab Dzogchen traditions.
Lama Mark has a deep and long term interest and collaboration in a number of scientific fields and the arts which he integrates with the teaching of Buddhism.
His compassionate activities demonstrate a profound commitment to freeing beings from innumerable suffering states. Lama Mark’s emphasis with practitioners and students is on uncovering pure Dharma to reveal its extraordinary benefits and share the great joy of its deep study, meditative practices and integration into all aspects of our lives.
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