Altruistic Activity Retreat in Dharma City - Retraite d’activité altruiste à la Cité du Dharma

The Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas
A new season of profound teachings is starting soon. Enrolment for the Shedras and Vajrasattva Drupchen has started. Particularly this year we are so pleased that Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingmapa lineage, has accepted to teach in our very own international retreat center, Dharma City, from 13 to 20 September 2013 offering us some Longchen Nyingthig empowerments. Alak Zenkar Rinpoche also promised the pilgrims who visited him in London that he will come a little later this year.

Therefore, Dzogchen Ranyak Patrul Rinpoche thinks now is the perfect time to improve our home, Dharma City, and make it comfortable, clean and ready to function for this rich forthcoming succession of events. Rinpoche would be so happy if all of us could participate in building this auspicious situation together.

For all of these reasons we decided to call this event the Enthusiastic Altruistic Activity Retreat. It sounds like a big name but nothing's too big when so many blessings can be dedicated to the enlightenment of all sentient beings.

Cleaning the site, building work, decorating the big temple, re-arranging the rooms, gardening and many other surprises are waiting for your happy compassionate hands. You can always be helpful in the kitchen as well. Whoever you are and whatever your state is, we can provide you with the most appropriate tasks, as you can see on Masha's video.

So get your trainers or wellington boots on and come to share some unforgettable moments serving the Sangha. Through giving your time and energy with your precious body, speech and mind and by offering your loving-kindness to all mother sentient beings you honour all the Buddhas.

As an abundant rain of blessings seems to be continuously pouring onto our flower, Dharma City, lately, we can add that Rinpoche will grant us a commentary on the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva during the volunteer retreat.

The Enthusiastic Altruistic Activity Retreat will take place from the 13 May to 7 June in the presence of Rinpoche. Rinpoche invites us to join him in Latvia for one week during the Altruistic Activity Retreat for the inauguration of a new Dharma center in Riga, from 29 May to 2 June.

A donation for food and housing is 8€/day for volunteers to cover all basic costs when in Dharma City.

Last but not least, you can also participate in offering financial support. Donations are very precious at this auspicious moment, and will turn at once into a brand new useful construction. You could also sponsor the food of a hard working Sangha heart-friend for instance because we need a lot of volunteers at this time.

Thank you very much for the care and energy with which you can nourish our Lama's activities.

We are looking forward to seeing or hearing from you very soon.

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Buddhist Practice
Patrul Rinpoche
Open to All
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