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Visit to Portugal of His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the 42nd Sakya Trizin
5–7 June 2017


Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation is honoured and pleased to announce the first visit to Portugal of His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the 42nd Sakya Trizin, one of the main teachers of the the Sakya Lineage.

The event will take place from June 5 to 7, at the Vip Executive Villa Rica Hotel in Lisbon, with the following program:

  • June 5: Public Conference
    "The Benefits of Training the Mind"
    Schedule: 19h00
    Free entrance (donations are kindly accepted).
  • June 6: Teachings
    "Interdependent Origination - The Essence of Buddhism"
    Schedule: 9h30 to 11h30 and 15h30 to 17h30
  • June 7: Teachings
    "Interdependent Origination - The Essence of Buddhism"
    Schedule: 9h30 to 11h30
    "Tara Empowerment"
    Schedule: 15h30 to 17h30
  • A contribution (to cover organizing costs) for the Teachings of days 6 and 7 is required (one-day ticket: 40 Euros; 2-days pass: 70 Euros). Reservations for the 2-days passes are available online or can be bought at Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation office in Lisbon. One-day tickets will be available on-site at the day of the event.

    His Holiness will teach in English and simultaneous translation into French and Spanish is being considered.

    This event is organized in collaboration with União Budista Portuguesa and Songtsen – Casa da Cultura do Tibete.

    Check His Holiness' biography.

    For more information please contact Fundação Kangyur Rinpoche.
    Next Shamatha retreat (May 2017)

    It is with great pleasure that we now can announce the forthcoming dates for the Shamatha Meditation Retreat.
    The 5 days of the next Shamatha Meditation Retreat will take place between May 20, 2017 (Saturday) at 09:30, and May 24, 2017 (Wednesday) at 17:00, at Hotel do Sado in the city of Setúbal.
    This Retreat will be open to all participants wishing to be part of the Shamatha Meditation Retreat Group. There will be several options for participation:
    • 1 day (Saturday May 20).
    • 2 days (Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 - being present on the first day is mandatory to be able to participate on the 2nd day).
    • The 5 days from Saturday to Wednesday.
    For more information please contact Fundação Kangyur Rinpoche.
    Interview with Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche - Junho 2016

    It is with great pleasure that we post the interview granted by Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche to the television program "A Fé dos Homens" (The Faith of Men), during the first visit of H.H. Sakya Trizin to Portugal.

    The interview is available through the link:

    http://www.rtp.pt/play/p50/e254169/a-fe-dos-homens

    Covão da Águia Project - Monchique - The first 10 Retreat Rooms
    It is with great joy that we inform you that the first stage of the construction of the Covão da Águia Project, in Monchique, Portugal, is now over and the first retreat rooms are now available.
    "If someone is a little confused, it's good to go there and look at the sky. The mind will be completely free." (TPWR)
    Regular Activities
    The KRF regularly organizes conferences, teachings and retreats; these are held with the guidance of Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Rangdröl Rinpoche, and other teachers. The KRF also oversees the following activities:

    • Meditation Practice
      Mondays
      Reserved for those attending the Parallel Retreats
      19h30 – 20h30: Practice Session (Buddha Shakyamuni's Sadhana)
      20h30 – 21h30: Study Group
      Thursdays
      Open to all
      19h30 - 21h00: Shamatha practice group
  • Tsok Offer

    Every 10th (Guru Rinpoche) and 25th (Dakinis) days of the lunar calendar, as well as in auspicious dates (which will be announced).

  • Food Offerings to the Homeless

    Through the C.A.S.A. Project we have the possibility to participate in this important initiative, which is currently ongoing in many cities in Portugal.

  • Release of Animals
    Every 15th and 30th days of the lunar calendar.

  • In order to participate in these activities, please sign-up at the secretariat.
    KRF Friends
    Periodic contributions are an important help towards the work done by Kangyur Rinpoche Foundation.

    How to help KRF to pursue its objectives?

    • Through donations
    • As KRF Friend
    • As volunteer
     
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