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The Yogas of Living and Dying Retreat

November 21, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Life is filled with many opportunities, if only we know how to make best use of them. In this retreat we will explore the clear methods and practical approaches used in the Tibetan Tradition to take full advantage of this life. These methods include how to meditate, work with our dreams and how to prepare for death. Considering these methods will enable us to bring greater meaning to our short and long-term goals in this life and beyond.

Practical guidance and understanding of the Traditional Tibetan methods known as the Six Bardo states will be explored, the state of waking, dreaming, meditation, dying, Dharmata (the radiance of enlightenment) and becoming (the time between death and rebirth).


Retreat teachings

  • Seizing the opportunity in life and death
  • The cycle of life, death and rebirth
  • Aspirations for future lives
  • Recognising dreams as dreams
  • The process of dying
  • Directing ones consciousness at death
  • Working with your dreams
  • Aspiration for the future
  • Preparing for a good death
About the teacher

Ven. Tenpa’i Gyaltsen has been studying and practising Tibetan Buddhism intensively for more than ten years. During that time he has received a wide variety of teachings and instructions from masters such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jetsun Khandro Rinpoché, Garchen Rinpoché, Lama Zopa Rinpoché and Alan Wallace. However, for the last five years, he has been working closely with his main teacher, the Kalachakra Master, Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö. Together, they have authored more than seven books in the English language presenting all stages of the Buddhist path, ranging from the basics of meditation up to advanced yogic practices. Tenpa’i Gyaltsen is currently based at the Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute in Belgrave, Australia where he gives weekly Dharma classes and supports Khentrul Rinpoché in his many altruistic activities.


Retreat venue

Nestled in hundreds of acres of State and National forest the Maitripa Centre will provide the perfect space to contemplate life’s opportunities. Each participant on this retreat will have a private room allowing them to meditate in isolation when desired. Group sessions will be held in the meditation hall and meals will be served in the dining hall.

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Retreat Schedule

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Payment Schedule

Description Amount Due Date
Payment #1 (50%) AU$210 Paid at registration
Payment #2 (50%) AU$210 Paid at Check-in

Methods of Payment

You can make payment via any of the following methods:

  • Money Order: Please make payable to Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute(can be posted to: 1584 Burwood Highway, Belgrave 3160 Victoria, Australia.
  • Cash
  • Direct Debit: Tibetan Buddhist rime Institute Inc. Bank: ANZ. BSB: 013-479
    Account: 4944-47223 (Please include your surname as a reference)

Registration Process

  1. Make the first payment of AU$210 using one of the methods described above.
  2. Fill out the following registration form making sure to include the reference information for your payment.
  3. Once we have confirmed the payment, we will contact you via email to confirm your registration

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November 21, 2019
November 24, 2019


Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute


Maitripa Retreat Centre
528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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