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Three Years Three Months retreat

Oct 23, 2012 - Rigde Maha Guru Retreat Center will begin its first ever three year three months retreat under the guidance of Jigme Rigdxeen Rinpoche. The retreat will include Preliminary practices, the main practices which focus on development and Completion meditation, and Dzogchen meditation. There will be eight monks who will undergo this retreat.

Location of retreat: Rigde Maha Guru Monastery, Sarjung, Martsala, Samdrupjongkhar
Date of beginning: 1st January, 2013
Date of Ending: 3rd April, 2016

For sponsoring the retreat, please contact the Retreat Master at

Happy Blessed Rainy Day

Sep 24, 2012 - \"May this Blessed Rain Purify all our defilement & Negative karma to discover the Treasure of Buddha within ourselves\"

The blessed Rain will pour from 7PM 21st September until 28th September, 2012.

The first SERMON of Lord Buddha

Jul 23, 2012 - The Drukpa TseZhi or 4th Day of the 6th Month in the Bhutanese calendar is marked as the auspicious day. This is because Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath, India, which was like a light in the darkness.

The Buddha went from Bodhgaya to Sarnath about 5 weeks after his enlightenment. When Gautama Buddha found his five former companions, he taught them, they understood and as a result they also became enlightened. At that time the Sangha, the community of the enlightened ones, was founded. The sermon Buddha gave to the five monks was his first sermon.

The first sermon was on the Four Noble Truths
   1. The Noble truth of Suffering
   2. The Noble truth of cause of the Suffering
   3. The Noble truth of cessation of the Suffering
   4. The Noble truth of path to the cessation of Suffering

Eight fold path
   1. Right View
   2. Right Intention
   3. Right Speech
   4. Right Action
   5. Right Livelihood
   6. Right Effort
   7. Right Mindfulness
   8. Right Concentration

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