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    Venerable Traga Rinpoche Trekcho Dzogchen Retreat Cutting Through Delusion to Primordial Purity April 30-May 5, 2008 Bristol, Vermont *** Retreat Schedule
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      Venerable Traga Rinpoche
      Trekcho Dzogchen Retreat
      Cutting Through Delusion to Primordial Purity

      April 30-May 5, 2008
      Bristol, Vermont


      Retreat Schedule
      Wednesday, April 30
      Spontaneous Wisdom:
      Manifesting Buddha Mind in Everyday Life

      Public Talk - Open to All
      Time: 7 PM
      Sug. Don. $10

      Thursday, May 1
      Tsa Lung Tigle Retreat
      Awakening the Vajra Body:
      Yogic Teachings on the Channels, Winds and Drops
      Time: 2-4:30 and 7-9 PM
      Sug. Don. $60

      Trekcho Dzogchen Retreat:
      Cutting Through Delusion to Primordial Purity
      Time: Fri. May 2, 2-4:30 & 7-9 PM
      Sat.- Mon. May 3-5, 9:30-12 & 2:30-5 PM each day.
      Sug. Don. $240 for complete Trekcho retreat.

      $60 per individual teaching day and $30 per session.

      This is a very special opportunity to receive detailed instructions on the profound
      Dzogchen practice of Trekcho or "cutting through". Traga Rinpoche will be teaching
      from a text entitled The Completion of Primordial Wisdom from the Yangzab Treasure
      teachings. Previously Traga Rinpoche taught on the earlier sections of this text
      which covered the practices of Korde Rushan (separating samsara from nirvana) as
      well as meditations that clarify the true nature of mind. We are now going to enter
      into the detailed Yangzab Trekcho Practice instructions which have not been given
      previously in the West. It is ok to attend this retreat even if you did not come to the
      previous Completion of Primordial Wisdom retreats with Traga Rinpoche.

      For those attending the complete Retreat
      the suggested donation is $280.
      Suggest donation for those attending
      individual teachings days is $60 per day.

      To Register please email ddcv@...
      or call 802-453-3431
      Work Study and Scholarships Available
      No one turned away for financial reasons.

      If you are able to please pre-register for these
      teachings that is very much appreciated.
      Registration checks can be made out to DDCV and sent to:
      PO Box 252
      Bristol, VT 05443
      You can also pay by PayPal.
      Our PayPal account is ddcv@...


      Teaching Location
      2 Elm St.
      Bristol, VT 05443

      Community Housing
      Inexpensive housing is available for $15 per night.
      To reserve this housing ddcv@... or call 802-453-3431.

      Other housing can be found at www.ddcv.com under retreat housing.


      Nearest airport, bus and train station is in Burlington, VT.
      Pickups can be arranged with advanced notice.


      Venerable Traga Rinpoche - A Brief Biography

      Rinpoche is an accomplished Dzogchen master, having received profound
      teachings from some of the greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism -- including
      His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, Khenchen Jigme
      Phuntsog and many others. He has completed more than ten years of retreat.

      From Garchen Rinpoche, Traga Rinpoche received teachings on all Drikung
      Kagyu texts on regular Dharma service and practice, the five-fold Mahamudra,
      the entire Dzogchen Yangzab teachings, and many profound pith instructions. He
      then did his Dzogchen Yangzab retreat at Lho Miyel Gon monastery.

      In early 1984, Traga Rinpoche received full gelong ordination from the
      Nyingma master Khenpo Munsel, who gave him the detailed teachings on Dzogchen
      Cutting Through the Resistance to Primordial Purity. Khenpo Munsel gently
      looked at Traga Rinpoche and said, your karmic propensity is to practice
      Dzogchen. I am your karmic lama. If you can meditate, you have today found the
      way to liberation in one life. You will never find something like this even if
      you went to look for it with your horse's hooves encased in steel. Spend one
      year near me and meditate. For the next seven years, he did retreat near Khenpo
      Munsel, and practiced Cutting Through, Passing Over, and many other advanced

      In 1998, Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche -- determined to make Traga Rinpoche's vast
      knowledge and profound experiential understanding of the highest level of
      Dzogchen teachings accessible to as many students as possible -- enthroned him
      as Lopon Rinpoche (Precious Master), with lavish praise for his hard work and
      outstanding achievements. His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche selected Traga Rinpoche
      as the retreat master and resident lama at the Garchen Buddhist Institute in Chino
      Valley, Arizona, and asked his students to have full confidence in Traga Rinpoche,
      just as, Garchen Rinpoche said, "I have full confidence in him."
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