July 24-26, 2015 - A Sabedoria de Manjushri - Professando as Qualidades de Manjushri

ManjusriThe Wisdom of Manjushri – Professing the Qualities of Manjushri

Intensive Teachings retreat with Tulku Sherdor

No centro de retiros Thubten Phuntsog Gephel Ling
7580-247 Santa Susana
Alcácer do Sal - Portugal
Coord: 38.486402, -8.359611
July 24-26, 2015



- 24th of July
Arrivals: 19:00
Teaching session from 20:00 to 22:00
- 25th of July
4 Teaching sessions: 09:00 / 10:30 / 14:00 / 17:30
- July of July
4 Teaching sessions: 09:00 / 10:30 / 14:00 / 17:30

Manjushri is the embodiment of the wisdom of all Buddhas. The text "Professing the Qualities of Manjushri" or Manjushri Nama Samgiti, also known as the "Recitation of Manjushri Names", is one of the most revered Tantric texts in Tibetan Buddhism.

It is the first text within the Tantric Buddhist canon, even just before the root text of the Kalachakra Tantra, and the recitation of this text is a common practice to all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Regarding the Dzogchen tradition, this text is considered crucial in relation to the Vision and practice of Non-Dual Wisdom.

Regarding the Kalachakra Tantra, this text is also regarded as fundamental to the understanding and realization of the non-dual Gnostic Body (Jnanakaya) of the Buddha.

Tulku Sherdor recently published a new translation of this important text, and translated comments on this text by the Indian Masters Vimalamitra and Garab Dorje and the Tibetan Master Rongzom Mahapandita.

During this intensive retreat, Tulku Sherdor will grant Teachings and Commentaries on the texts, as well as guidance on the practices related to the text.

This is a unique opportunity to receive Teachings on such important Sacred Texts.

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The Teachings are an enlightened activity, and, as such, priceless; they are not a material object and cannot have a price tag. Nevertheless, to support the vast amount of resources used for organizing such a precious activity, it is traditional to contribute with generous gifts that are extremely meritorious.

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​We hope to see you soon.

Tashi Delek!



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Rimay Monlam Letter to HHDL


June 12, 2013

By email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Thekchen Choeling, P.O. McLeod Ganj
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) 176219 India



Your Holiness,

      Two years ago, you graciously granted your blessings for the Rimay Monlam, a nonsectarian Tibetan Buddhist Peace Prayer Convocation. We are very pleased to inform Your Holiness that the second annual Rimay Monlam just successfully concluded at Garrison Institute, on the shore of the Hudson River in New York State. Once again, there was no political agenda and no profit motive for this event, which was solely dedicated to sharing pure aspiration prayers for all to receive the blessings and benefit of dharma.

      During this four day program, we held a teachers and scholars meeting to discuss matters of common interest. Dr. David Jackson gave a presentation on the life and teachings of his guru, the great Sakya rimay master Dezhung Rinpoche. Sangyum Kamala (the lifelong consort of Chadral Sanjay Dorje Rinpoche) spoke about tsetar animal liberation practice, and the role of women in dharma. Teachers from all four lineages gave short dharma talks, including Geshe Kunga from the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Indiana, who taught Je Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of The Path. Popular Hindu kirtan master and recording artist Krishna Das, who also practices Vipassana meditation and studies with Tibetan lamas, led chanting of Tara and Vajra Guru mantras one evening.

      In all, more than 60 people attended in person, including ten Lamas, several translators, and sangha leaders from around the U.S. and other countries. There were, in addition, many sponsors who supported the Monlam and enabled other individuals, both monastic and lay, to attend. A great number of other sangha members joined in the prayers from afar, including from prison, from remote states, and from affiliated sanghas in other countries.June 6, 2012

      For the sake of our precious Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the West and in the world, and of further developing and maintaining friendly collegial relations among teachers, centers and lineages, it is fully our intention to continue to hold Rimay Monlams in the future, annually if possible, and to explore how to do so even more skillfully, and with greater breadth of participation and broader impact. May all beings benefit, and thank you for your continued blessings and support.

Sincerely Offered by Your Devoted Students,

Tulku Sherab Dorje

Lama Surya Das

On behalf of the Invitation Committee
2013 Rimay Monlam: Tibetan Buddhist Peace Prayer Convocation



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Losar Celebrations 2013


New Year, New Beginnings

On February 9&10, those practicing the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtig are welcome back to BWI to continue with another weekend of study and communal practice.  If you’ve not been with us before, you are most welcome to write to inquire further.
Everyone else is also welcome to come over for our celebration of the Tibetan New Year.  We’ll begin with a potluck lunch (vegetarian only) around noon on Sunday February 10.  Music and rejoicing in our merit to participate in one another’s lives.  Some light practice. 
Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you think you’ll attend either or both of these events.

Space is limited to a maximum of about 30 participants.  If you are interested, it is best to register early.

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