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NEW YEARS DAY SHAMATHA RETREAT

NEW YEARS DAY SHAMATHA RETREAT
with Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche and Virginia Blum
Sunday, January 1st 2023
10am – 5pm 
In-person and online event
“Whenever we’re beginning something fresh, such as the first day of the new year like today, there is a great opportunity to set the momentum going in a positive direction, to really start off on a positive foot. If we begin a new situation with a pure intention, pure aspirations, and good attitude, that energy is carried out throughout the entire duration. Therefore, it’s really wonderful that we’re beginning this first day of the new year with an intensive day of practice and generating a pure intention of bodhicitta for the benefit of all. This is really wonderful that we have the opportunity to spend the day this way. It is the result of our merit and it creates the conditions for building on that merit. It is wonderful if we can hold heartfelt pure aspirations in our mind today, if we can generate strong prayers and intentions. If we can feel happy and relaxed and at peace that sets the stage for the karmic imprint for the year. This is a wonderful day to have the event and we can rejoice at this wonderful occasion.”
Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche
 
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is happy to announce our 8th annual New Year’s Day Shamatha RetreatSundayy January 1st, 2023 from 10am – 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Each session will be held in person at our center in Wesley Chapel and on ZOOM.

Shamatha, or calm abiding meditation, is a powerful meditative practice that helps rest the mind and body and lessen discursive thoughts. It is a common practice in all schools of Buddhism and is helpful to anyone interested in developing a relaxed and stable mind. 

Drupon Rinpoche will lead the sessions and provide instruction and guidance for practice. The practice will conclude with special dedication prayers to set a positive intention for the New Year. 
 
SCHEDULE
10:00am: Opening prayers and Instruction
10:30am-12:00pm: Alternating sessions of meditation
12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm-5:00pm: Alternating sessions of meditation 
REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS
To register for this event, please contact
drongngurevents@gmail.com

$55 for the full day is recommended, but no amount is too small, and every donation is appreciated. Our goal is to make the Dharma accessible to all, and these special events are open to anyone who wishes to participate.

WORK-STUDY
Drong Ngur strives to make the Dharma available to everyone, and no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds. Work-study is an excellent way to make an offering and generate merit. We are currently seeking volunteers, and work-study is available upon request. Please contact drongngurevents@gmail.com for details.

LODGING
Lodging at Drong Ngur Jangchubling is not available at this time. Please inquire about a list of recommended accommodations.

TEXTS, SADHANAS, and PRAYERS
https://dnjus.org/virtual-dharma/

QUESTIONS?
drongngur@gmail.com

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