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Transmission Weekend with Pedro and Dorrit Gomez

Where: Northeast Retreat Center
When: Friday July 21 - Sunday July 23

Transmission Weekend
with Pedro and Dorrit Gomez
July 21-23, 2017

The Northeast Sangha is excited to welcome you to a "Transmission Weekend with Pedro and Dorrit Gomez". This course is the last stop on Pedro and Dorrit's Tour of the USA

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.

During this transmission tour, their first 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, the Copenhagen Diamond Way Center, and the exciting events surrounding the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje's departure from Tibet, among others.

Schedule:
FRIDAY JULY 21
6pm Dinner
8pm Lecture with Pedro and Dorrit

SATURDAY JULY 22
9am Breakfast
10am Guided Meditation, followed by personal practice*
1pm Lunch
3pm Lecture with Pedro and Dorrit
6pm Dinner
8pm Lecture with Pedro and Dorrit

SUNDAY JULY 23
9am Breakfast
11am Lecture with Pedro and Dorrit
1pm Lunch

*Ngondro explanations with DW Teachers will be provided by request
**Please note that the program is subject to change

Cost & Registration
Registration $108 / After July 6 $130
Register here

Accommodations
Bring your tent to camp on beautiful retreat grounds, or stay at a nearby hotel or the Albany Center. Special needs? Contact us about other options. (See below.)

What to Bring
Camping tent, sleeping mat and sleeping bag
Meditation Cushion
Flashlight
Comfortable outdoor walking shoes
Clothing for warm days, cold nights, and potential rain (check weather forecast for Middleburgh NY)
Towel, toothbrush, and toothpaste (biodegradable soap and shampoo will be provided)
Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
Cash for snacks and beverages
Reusable water bottle
Bug spray

Location
The NRC is located at:
1026 E Hill Rd
Middleburgh, NY 12122
Google map

Directions
FROM THE SOUTH:
Take 87 north to exit 21 toward NY-23/Castkill/Cairo
Follow NY 23 to NY 145 North (the junction happens in Cairo NY)
From NY 145 turn right onto Gridley Rd (approximately 13 miles from the town of Preston Potter Hollow- if you arrive at Middleburgh NY you went too far)
Turn right onto East Hill Road
The entrance to the property will be on your left hand side (very sharp left), you will see the mailbox with the auspicious number 1026 on the right side. There is a black metal gate to the entrance.

Nearby Airports and Transportation
The closest airport is Albany International located 44 miles away. 
Additionally you can fly into New York City and/or Boston.  GotoBus and Greyhound are good options for traveling from New York City to Albany.

Questions or for more information
contact nrc@diamondway.org

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