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Transmission Weekend with Pedro & Dorrit Gomez

Where: Western Retreat Center
When: Friday July 14 - Sunday July 16

Please join us at WRC for lectures and meditations with Diamond Way Buddhist teachers Pedro and Dorrit Gomez. As part of their first ever teaching tour in the USA, Pedro and Dorrit will share the great modern stories of our lineage, including their experiences on the “Secret Journey” through Tibet, the development of the Karma Guen Retreat Center, and the exciting events surrounding the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje's departure from Tibet.

Pedro and Dorrit first met Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl in 1984 at the Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Copenhagen, where they took Buddhist refuge. Pedro travelled with the Nydahls, crossing North and South America, Australia, and parts of Asia, and made a secret journey through Tibet in 1986. Out of gratitude and inspiration Pedro and Dorrit created a place to benefit and protect the Karma Kagyu lineage and offered it to Karmapa and the lineage. It was named “Karma Guen” after the famous seat of the Karmapas in Tibet. Pedro and Dorrit still live there and have been traveling worldwide giving lectures about Buddhism and sharing stories from decades of working for the benefit of the Karma Kagyu lineage.

Retreat Schedule:

Friday, July 14
Arrival/Set-Up: 2pm-4pm
Personal Practice: 4pm-6pm
Dinner: 6pm-8pm
Lecture “Secret Journey Through Tibet”: 8pm-10:30pm
16K Group Meditation: 10:30pm-11pm

Saturday, July 15
Personal Practice: 7am-8am
Breakfast: 8am-9am
Personal Practice: 9am-11am
Lecture “17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje's departure from Tibet”: 11am-1:30pm
Lunch: 1:30pm-3pm
Personal Practice: 3pm-5pm
Lecture “Development of Karma Guen Retreat Center”: 5pm-7:30pm
16K Group Meditation: 7:30pm-8pm
Dinner: 8pm-10pm

Sunday, July 16
Personal Practice: 7am-8am
Breakfast: 8am-9am
Personal Practice: 9am-10am
Lecture “Importance of the Teacher on the DW”: 10am-12:30pm
16K Group Meditation: 12:30pm-1pm
Lunch: 1pm-2pm
Cleaning/Camp Break-Down: 2pm-3pm

Retreat Cost:
Fri-Sun -- $75/person
Sat-Sun -- $60/person
(food/lodging included, cash/checks onsite)

Please help us plan the meals by emailing your arrival day, time and number of people in your party to wrc-kitchen@diamondway.org or click “GOING” at https://www.facebook.com/events/1363382247101976/.

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