Dzogchen Meditation Retreat in Creta (April 3-8, 2015)

“According to the Holographic Universe Theory of Ecology, all life-forms, including the Earth and the Universe, are closely and infinitely interconnected. From this perspective, it is not difficult to understand the vital importance that compassion of an individual can have on his own happiness and those of others.

By observing and being aware of our inner world, we start to realize that true happiness begins with caring and cherishing others. The best way to love oneself is to love and cherish others. We begin to understand that if we want ourselves and others to be happy, we need to have compassion.”
—By Gyalwai Nyugu Rinpoche

Dzogchen or “Great Perfection” is a tradition of teachings in Tibetan Buddhism, aimed at attaining and maintaining the primordial state or natural state of mind. Dzogchen’s direct approach goes beyond cultural and religious boundaries.

Here we are inviting you to attend one week retreat in Creta, Greece. This retreat is organized by International Gyalwai Nyugu Association. The aim of the retreat is to “open the door to the mind” through Dzogchen meditation. This retreat will provide you a rare opportunity to meeting and learning with a truly great Tibetan Buddhist and meditation teacher, Gyalwai Nyugu Rinpoche, and discover the practice of guru yoga. Rinpoche has vast experience in guiding students who are interested in looking into their own mind and who want to understand their own inner world.

In this special retreat, Rinpoche will teach on the following:
- Opening the door to the mind (Introducing the Nature Of Mind by Garab Dorje – Hitting the essence in three words
– Methods of dealing with negative emotions and habitual patterns
– Methods of developing wisdom through everyday practice
– The similarities and differences among different meditation methods o Preliminary meditation and advanced meditation
– Empowerment and practice of Guru Yoga- One to one private guide with Rinpoche

Date & Time: April 3 to April 8, 2015.
Starts from morning 8.00am until 6.00 pm. We suggest that you arrive on April 2nd. You may leave earlier if necessary.

Event place: Shores of Ammoudara in Creta Island, in “Creta Beach Hotel and bungalows“;on see side.

Languages: Chinese and English (French, Germany, or Swedish, are also available)

Fees: No Fee for the retreat itself. (But certain common costs need to be covered, so we suggest a
donation of 120 Euro to IGNA)

How to get there: Close to airport Heraklion. There are taxi and bus available.

Meals & Accommodation: We have appointed one travel agent in Germany to organize the accommodations for us, which cost about 41 Euro, per person, per day include three meals! Two persons share one hotel room. This is special price we got and everybody who participates the retreat will live very close to each other in a walking distance.

Registration: Please fill out the following the registration form and submit.

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Any questions? Please email