Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

Healing Shamatha Meditation

Date(s) - 08/24/2018 - 08/26/2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

OM Sanctuary

Faculty: Phakyab Rinpoche

Date: Weekend Aug 24, 25, 26th

Friday Only: Dharma Talk  Time: 7:00p – 900p Tuition: $25

Location: TBA

3 Day Commuter, Sliding Tuition: $233 or $183 includes: 2 lunch -Sat. & Sun. and materials 

3 Day/2 Night Retreat includes: Tuition, lodging, all meals, and materials.  Shared or private lodging 

Advance Registration – Free Book: Register by July 24 for the full weekend and receive a signed copy of Phakyab Rinpoche’s book Meditation Saved My Life. 

Weekend General Registration: Click Here

Friday Only Dharma Talk Registration: Click Here

Alert! Lodging has only 2 more beds available (cabin only).

Phakyab Rinpoche teachings will be on the theory and practice of Buddhist meditation focusing on the nine stages that lead to the perfection of meditative concentration (shamatha).  

The weekend retreat will offer:

  • Students an introduction to the meditation practice 
  • Meditation necessary for healing the body and mind
  • Teaching for progress on the path to enlightenment
  • The practice of the tantras 
  • Multi-year Practice: If there is enough interest, Phakyab Rinpoche would like to bring the (shamatha) multi-year practice and curriculum to achieve the necessary 3,700 hours required to reach level 9 to the states. He has currently offered this training only in France. Beginning in 2019, students will have an opportunity to engage in the multi-year practice and curriculum to achieve the necessary 3,700 hours required to reach level 9.

Students Bring: Personal items, cushion, mala – beads, notebook & pen,  personal snacks and water.

Registration Questions? Contact [email protected]
Subject line: Rinpoche with questions or interest.

What is a Rinpoche? (in Tibetan Buddhism) an incarnate lama or highly respected religious teacher (often used as an honorific title).

Cancellation Policy: To support the faculty and this program, refunds are only available 14 days out, minus $50 service fee. Contact the Organizer.

About the Phakyab Rinpoche:

Rinpoche is a powerful example of the potential we all have to cultivate the life of the Bodhisattva or spiritual hero. He is a steadfast advocate of non-violent conflict resolution and he brings humility, cheer and boundless compassion to his teachings. His personal story of self-healing vividly demonstrates our inherent potential to heal ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Rinpoche also serves as a reminder that obstacles can be transformed into resources for spiritual awakening.

Phakyab Rinpoche (Ngawang Sungrab), is a renowned Buddhist scholar, practitioner, and healer. He was born in Kham, Tibet in 1966, ordained at the age of thirteen, and began his monastic training at Ashi Monastery. After leaving TIbet, he entered Sera Mey Monastery in southern India, where he was tutored by Ven. Khenpo Lobsang Jamyang and Ven. Khensur Tinle Topgye. In 1994, he was recognized by his Holiness the Dalai Lama as the eighth rebirth of the Phakyab Rinpoche, a beloved Lama from Kham. After this recognition, the Dalai Lama requested that Rinpoche return to Tibet in order to assume leadership of Ashi and Lithang Monasteries, the traditional seats of the Phakyab Rinpoche.

While in Tibet, Rinpoche became known for his ability to perform Tantric obstacle-clearing rituals to assist individuals in their physical and emotional healing. While in Tibet, RInpoche faced severe health challenges, and in 2003 was granted full political asylum by the United States Government. Rinpoche spent many months in a New York hospital dealing with these health issues. At a critical moment in his healing, he consulted with the Dalai Lama, and made the decision to rely on spiritual practices and faith to heal himself. After six months, to the astonishment of his doctors, Rinpoche was on the path of regaining radiant health. In 2009, after being granted his green card, he was able to return to India, reunite with his family, and received his Geshe degree.

Urban Dharma is a sponsor of this program.