Uttaratantra Retreat 2009

About the course

The Uttaratantra (Gyud Lama, The Ultimate Continuum), written by the great Indian master Asanga in the 4th century AD, is said to have been dictated by Arya Maitreya, the future Buddha in this world, and can be considered one of the most important texts for Dharma students and practitioners.

Elucidating the Buddhanature present in all beings and explaining extensively its qualities and our inherent potential for enlightenment, this essential treatise provides the grounding for the understanding of the tantric view. Clearly structured and very detailed, it reveals to us the hidden treasure of our awakened nature of mind in order to support us on the path towards its realization.

Patrul Rinpoche was teaching in English, simultaneous translations were organised according to the needs of the students and the availability of interpretors.

The retreat took place at Dharma City, the International Retreat Centre of Patrul Rinpoche. It was followed by a retreat on Powa, open to Buddhists only.


The retreat started on Wednesday 1 July and ended on Tuesday 21 July.
Participants were welcome as from 30 June afternoon (dinner was served).
Participants could stay until 22 July in the morning.