Announcement - The Nineteenth Kagyu Gunchö Winter Dharma



Teachings and Debates for Kagyu Shedras
26th February – 10th March, 2016



The timing of the  Kagyu Gunchö  has changed and the 19th Kagyu Gunchö will be held after the 33rd Kagyu Monlam, from 26th February to 10th March, 2016.

During the Gunchö, the Gyalwang Karmapa will continue his teachings from the Eighth Karmapa’s One Hundred Short Instructions with the chapter on the Six Paramitas.  In addition, we have requested Kyabje Sangye  Nyenpa Rinpoche to give the oral transmission of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje’s  commentary on the Vinaya: The Mandala of the Sun.

The main part of the programme in this year’s Gunchö will be a conference on the matchless Lord Gampopa’s  A Precious Garland  of the Supreme Path  Chapters Three to Ten.   

For the study of Collected Topics, Lorig and Tarig, all the students will be divided into two classes, upper and lower. There will be traditional group debate on Tenets and also, in-between,  Western-style debate on two topics:

1.    Whether blind faith can be considered faith or not.
2.    Whether the Dharma and the secular world are mutually opposed or not.

The detailed programme is shown below.

 Programme
Date
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
26 – 28 Feb
Teachings
Conference
Group  Debate
29 Feb
Teachings
Conference

1 - 2, March
Conference
Conference
Group  Debate
3 March
Conference
Conference
Western-style Debate
4 March
                                    Holiday
5 March
Puja
Puja
Western-style Debate
6-9 March
Conference
Conference
Group Debate
10 March
Conference
Conference
All Night Debate


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