Yungdrung Bon which was originally taught
by the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab some 18033 years ago consist of
84000 or Bon Theg-pa Rim-ghu (The Nine Appropriated vehicle
stages of Bon) or broadly known as Dho-Ngak- Sem-soom (Sutra-Tantra
-Dzogchen as Three)etc. Applying them in our everyday life
we learn how to get in touch with our inner wisdom and are
helped on the way towards the goal of liberation from Samsara
for all sentient beings.
By being afforded this opportunity for intensive practice
of what is taught, it then becomes easier to transfer what
is learned to our everyday lives and to maintain our further
goal of practice to attain enlightenment.
Feedback from previous similar retreats reveals that those
who have attended are generally amazed by the vast benefits
they have derived from this approach, where they get refreshed
and deepened to move to further layers of wisdom.
Rinpoche generally starts the day about 9:30am and teaches until
5:30pm, with lunch break, and tea breaks according to the needs
of those attending. Vegetarian diet is still generally adopted
for the duration of the event, unless other dietary requirements
are made known. Silence is not the requirement here, although
generally a specific time will be allocated for Questions and
Answers arising. Rinpoche is always flexible about people's needs,
and with this willingness to adapt things whilst never compromising
the quality of the teaching, Rinpoche ensures students have the
opportunity to make the best of the teaching!