Announcement - The Third Annual Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering

14th January – 3rd February, 2016

The timing of the 3rd Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering has been changed from after the Kagyu Monlam to before the Tibetan New Year celebrations. It will now be held from 14th January - 3rd February, 2016.

During the gathering the Gyalwang Karmapa will resume his teachings on Lord Gampopa's The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, starting from Chapter Six  and continuing to Chapter Eight.

The nuns will continue their study of debate on Collected Topics at Intermediate and Higher level.

In addition there will be the practice of the White Tara Sadhana on 24th January, the  Karma Pakshi Guru Sadhanaand the Tsering Che Nga puja and prosperity ritual  from the 26th - 28th January, and the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje's Chöd practice The Precious Garland on 2nd February.

Finally, on an auspicious day to be announced, in the early morning, there will be the Ritual for the Flourishing of the Nuns’ Dharma. Later the same day there will be an ordination ceremony for nuns.

Programme for the 3rd Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering

14th – 23rd January
Teachings on Jewel Ornament of Liberation;
Debate on Collected Topics
24th January
9.00am : White Tara Sadhana composed by the 5th Shamarpa
25th January
26th –  28th January
Karma Pakshi  Guru Sadhana and  Tsering Che Nga  puja  and prosperity ritual  
29th January – 1st February
Teachings on Jewel Ornament of Liberation; 
Debate on Collected Topics
2nd February
8.00am : 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje's Chöd practice: The Precious Garland
3rd February
Final debate on Collected Topics


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