Schedule for the 18th Kagyu Gunchö




The Eighteenth Kagyu Gunchö will be held from 20 November – 17 December, 2014 at Tergar Monastery near the sacred site of Bodhgaya. Participants from Kagyu Shedras will discuss and debate the topics of Advanced Collected Topics, Types of Mind, and Types of Evidence. His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa will continue his teachings from Mikyö Dorje’s Hundred Short Instructions, and the Gunchö will conclude with a four-day conference discussing Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation. The original plans included Chakrasamvara empowerments, but those have been canceled. The detailed schedule is below.


Schedule for the 18th Kagyu Gunchö

Location: Bodhgaya
Dates: 20 November – 17 December, 2014


Debate Competition: First Round: 20 – 25 November
Free day: 26 November
Puja: 27 November 
Teachings on the Hundred Short Instructions 28 November – 11 December
First Round [continued]: 28 November – 3 December 
Free day: 4 December 
Puja: 5 December 
Debate Competition: Semi-finals: 6 – 11 December
Debate and discussion: 12 December 
Debate Competition: Finals: 13 December 

Conference on The Jewel Ornament of Liberation 14 – 17 December

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