First Level SMS - Learning Contemplation
Thursday 06 February 2020, 06:00am - 09:00pm

Learning Contemplation With Elio Guarisco

Contemplation needs the base of the maturation of the capacity of attention, presence and awareness, and the understanding of the principles that distinguish contemplation from meditation.

Without such base contemplation remains a nice idea to entertain oneself

While in fact one is just in distraction.

The practices of the first level of sms are grounded in Sogdokpa's Semde instructions that start from higher practice to the lower. However in this practice retreat to generate the capacity to experience contemplation the reverse order will be adopted; from Shamatha with and without a focus to the examination beyond thoughts, words and reasoning done in order to experience the mind unborn essence.

The retreat will be of practice accompanied by essential and experiential instructions.

Beginning with 6 sessions a day, then the retreat with continue with 4 sessions a day.

To take part in the retreat it is necessary to be committed to participate in all sessions

In order to allow the maturation process to take place and in order not to distract others with occasional attendance. It is also strongly advised to avoid all the unnecessary communication during the period of the retreat.



From 6th till 10th of February 2020

5:00 - 6:30 am, 7:00 - 8:30 am, 9:30 - 11:00, 11:00 - 12:30 am, 15:00 - 16:30pm,  17:00 - 18:30 pm

From 11th till 14th of February 2020

6:00 - 8:00 am, 9:30 - 12:00, 15:00 - 16:30 pm, 17:00.-18:30 pm



Ordinary IDC member -> 150€

Sustaining IDC member -> 90€

Meritorious IDC member -> 35€

All donations contribute to maintenance and development of Dzamling Gar project. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds


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